Apr 29, 2013


Hi Ladies: Happy Tea Cup Tuesday NO. 164! I have to tell you something funny. I told you last week that I am cleaning out that front closet for my son, so he can have a place for his Fire Gear. I found some baskets that I have had since 1975 or so. I decided to put them on Ebay and Pretty Vintage Things to sell them. Since I had not used the in as many years, it is time for them to go. They turn out to be made by the Choco Indians, from the Panama Rainforest. Quite expensive to say the least, some are selling on Ebay for over $1,900. I am not listing mine so high, but WOW! So ladies, it's good to do some spring cleaning when ever possible.

I do hope you have had a good week. My week was mixed with serious illness on my husband's side of the family, while celebrations went on my side of the family for my niece. Everyone is continuing to improve and more parties have been planned that I am in charge of. You know how much I love that! All the kids went swimming and had a wonderful time. I was the Life Guard! (Just a side note, I can't swim, but I sure can yell, if needed.)

This week I want to share pink cups. This first one is a pink lusterware cup with a couple featured on both the saucer and the cup. It is very pretty, had it for years! It is an unsigned beauty, my guess is that it was Made in Japan.

Cup No. 2 is a demitasse cup with the base, shaped like a tassel. Note the double handle on this pretty cup. A very pale pink color, perfect for a Spring table. Since I am being so good, lately, I am listing these first two cups on my website, Pretty Vintage Things. I have been on a roll ladies! Remember I give discounts to blog followers.

The last cup is a English Foley. It is just stunning, with very vivid colored rose tea cups. If you look closely, you will be the the artist signed the cup in front. I have been lucky enough to have Shabby Lanes, accept another article of mine for this seasons magazine. Hope you get a chance to read it.
Here is Mr. Linky for this week, you know what to do. Don't forget to stop and enjoy Terri's blog this week. She always has some amazing cups.

Blessings, Martha


Terri said...

Hello Dear Martha,
What a tremendous find! That is so fab! I hope that yours sell well, and that you have quite a few. lol!

Your tea cups are all lovely. I think the bold rose cup...the Foley at the end, is my favorite of the day. Foley really did do some spectacular designs.

I am so glad to hear things are getting better for you. Healing prayers for your family members who are still on a healing journey.


Thank you so much for hosting lovely lady! Your find is fabulous..hope you have a great sale too! Love all the teacups, they're gorgeous! I will also keep my prayers going for you and yours dear Martha. Have a wonderful week.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
I wish you so, the health problems in your family will turn to a good side. Your cups are again and again amazing. What a stunning collection. Each is a treasure. How nice to find such precious baskets. What will you buy for the money? Maybe Tea Cups? Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful collection and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Eclectic Red Barn said...

Your cups are so pretty. I just love the demitasse cup with two handles.
Such lovlies.
I am your newest GFC.
Have a wonderful week,
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Another posting of pretty teacups, Martha! Imagine, cleaning out your closet and finding those hidden treasures! What fun! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week, filled with sunny skies and joy!


The Charm of Home said...

Love pink teacups! Thank you for hosting Martha!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

superbes tasses
je n' ai pas assez de service à thé
mais j' apprécie de venir faire
un petit tour , chez vous
j' en suis toujours enchantée

des ailes de papier said...

de jolies tasses roses pour faire sourire le printemps!
belle journée

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful tea cups Martha!! And what a great find in your closet!! btw, I've not received your prize package. Just not wanting it to be lost in the mail :-(


Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
Thanks for sharing all your news with us and for hosting another sweet tea party.
The demitasse cup is so original in design and decoration!
And the pink rose one is another favourite of mine.
Have a great week.

Veronica Roth said...

Hello Martha, I'm so glad to hear that everyone is improving health wise. I hope you keep your strength up so are able to help all your family. Sending you much love and calm thoughts. Your pink cups are absolutely lovely, especially the lusterware one. I love that rainbow/soap bubble finish. Take care and all the best to you and your recovering family.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


I am praying for your husband's side of the family - I tell ya, when we don't have good health we really and truly have nothing. Hope it continues improving.

As for your basket, that's NEAT!!!!

And my favie fav teacup featured in this post is that Foley, I love the little bee on it! SO CUTE!!!

Thank you for hosting.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
Lovely pink teacups this week! April must be the month for pink posts! Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
I just adore the Foley Rose teacup!
It is absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for your kind compliments today.

I am sooo excited because I managed to add you as one of my favourites! I am just learning!

Take care,

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hello Martha! This our first week linking up. We found you through Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage. Your cups are just beautiful and so is your blog. We are joining you and hope you will visit us soon.

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Jeannie and Linda said...

Oops Martha, we joined you long ago but never linked up before. Happy to be participating in the tea party!

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Martha,
DId you receive your winning from Lady B's? Hope so. It was mailed a while ago.

Pamela said...

Thrilled your basket is worth more than you would have thought. A blessing! And it was a blessing to me to see your pink cups. I just found myself smiling!


Wow dear Martha, what a find, it is fabulous treasure and I'm so happy for you! Your tea cups are all stunning, I love to see them end enjoy it's beauty, here. Thank you for the lovely tea party and may you have a very happy Mother's Day this Sunday.