May 27, 2013


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 168! Happy Memorial Day to everyone. I want to honor four very special men in my life. First, my Son-in-law, Kevin who I just love so much (at the end in solid green.) He served as a Marine during the Afghanistan War, Dennis, brother in law, Vietnam (the first guy in the green print shirt,) Randy, brother-in-law, (in the middle) served in the Navy and my dear Father-in-law, Al, who fought in World War II. I currently have three other family members who are serving in various branches of the military. We can never thank these men and women who fought to keep us free, enough. I am grateful that our Country stops to honor them today.

I do hope your Memorial Day Holiday has been peaceful, despite of the bad weather in the middle of the country. I pray for God's peace for you. My post today will be short, only because I have been in the yard all weekend, moving trees and plants all over. I love when I feel well enough to work on the yard. It is my place to feel the presence of the Lord. I think I have just over done. Between groceries, floors and closet clearing and family, I am done today!

I am sharing these two very beautiful tea cups today. The one on top is a Lefton, hand painted rose cup. The second one, is a Limoges Tea Cup. It is rather large and one of my favorites. I promise next week to give you a close up of these beauties.

Terri is getting ready for her garden tea, as am I. Here is the Linky for this week. Again, forgive me for making this so short. I think this is the first time I have ever done this. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

May 20, 2013


Happy Tea Cup Tuesday No. 167! Hope you are all well. I know that much of the country is having very bad weather and I am so sorry that this horror is happening to you. This weekend in Southern California was prefect pool weather. We all gathered to celebrate my Mother's 81st birthday. She was born the same day my father-in-law, Al was born. My father, was born on the same day my Mother-in-law was born, crazy huh? We only have our Mother and Father-in-law with us now. Noah and Sophia are both learning to swim, Noah is almost pool safe, Sophia not so much. This is a picture of my Mother and me, isn't she pretty? She is a sassy little lady and healthy as a horse! My son fought his first fire this past week and he got an offer to work at the Hot Shots, right near our home. He said yes of course, Sunday was his first day at that station. He was traveling to Ojai, California before, this is so much better for him.

I am sure you will hear from Terri that we will be having "My Garden Tea Party" these next few weeks. She is getting all the little details together, so don't forget to visit her today. I have to get my spot ready to party.

Today I want to start by sharing another teapot. This cute Sadler is very old, but I love the rose design and is one of my favorite teapots to use.

I am finished changing my house over to a new color "Pink," so I want to share a pink Shelley with you. Shelley's like Limoges, are in a league of their own.

Look at this little tea pot by Artone, England. Isn't she the cutest thing you have ever seen?

The last cup I want to share with you is a Schumann, Arzberg, Bavaria, Germany. It is a trio, just look at the dessert plate. I love how it looks like lace.

Here is Mr. Linky for this week. I will be praying for your safety. Keep your eyes on Jesus, He will get you through the darkest night. Hugs, Martha

May 13, 2013


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 166! Hoping that you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I celebrated all weekend. Most importantly, I was able to
celebrate with my Mother, who I love so dearly. All my children and grandchildren were together so were my sisters and my nieces and nephews and we had a blast! Here are a few pictures of my sweet children.

I am only sharing one tea cup today. This is a Royal Albert, "Serena" cup. It is part of a very large pink cup collection I own.

Today I want to share some tea pots. Did I ever tell you I collect tea pots? I have so many, I want to take some time on Tea Cup Tuesday's to share them with you. This first one is a Seymour Mann, called Jolie Fleurs. It is one of my favorite tea pots. It is a ca. 1987 and you can still buy a complete set. The set is very pricey so, I am waiting until it shows up at one of my favorite thrift stores.

My next tea pot is a Porto from England. I really have never heard of this company, but I love the tea pot.

This last tea pot is a hand paint C.T. Altwasser Silesia. It is so beautiful, I have never found the matching creamer, but I do have the sugar bowl.

I am still looking to thank Ruthie Miller for my give away. If anyone knows her, please have her email me at Please take a moment to give yourself a hug for being such wonderful Mamas and friends. Terri and I look forward to visiting you. Blessings, Martha

May 7, 2013


Hello Ladies and welcome to Terri and Martha's Tea Cup Tuesday No. 165! Sorry I am running a bit late today, I have had a busy week with the grandchildren and as you know, everything always stops when they are in the house! Noah went to his first Angel Game with his favorite uncle, while Sophia had her life changed with a new pair of shoes. She loves walking around with these heels.

I have to show you the wonderful giveaway I won from Ruthie Miller. For some reason, I cannot seem to get back on her site to let her know I got them. It is a wonderful buffet of all things tea. One of the most fun prizes I have ever seen offered and I won it. Thank you so much, Ruth, please let me know how to reach you. I threw away the box and I just want to say thank you so much. I just love every piece.

Did I ever tell you I collect Lefton? It is one of my favorite china. I am aware they are not of the highest quality, but the pieces are so cute. I have so much of Lefton, just because of the whimsey look they have. This first cup is one of my favorite. I know I have shown this one to you a couple of times before, but it is worth seeing again. It is completely hand painted with a pedestal shape cup. It is breathe taking.

The next tea cup I want to share is a Royal Standard from England. It is a lovely Chintz cup with dark pink flowers. It has a great ruffle shape cup. Lovely!

The very last cup is a very old BCM from England. Look at how full the design is. This Chintz cup is brilliant. It is my favorite Chintz cup. Very few companies can match the total detail that this cup has.

I am late also, changing my house over for May! I still have the teal up. It seems the older we get the faster time goes by. Don't you find that true or is it just me? Anyway, here is Mr. Linky for this week. Terri has a lovely tea cup to share with us. As for me, I have a lot of parties to visit.

Blessings, Martha