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


janice15 said...

Martha your Royal Albert cup is lovely and I Love all your Tea Pots I truly love the baby blue one, just lovely Late Happy Mother's Day to you..Blessings with love Janice

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
your roses tea collection is just the right choice for Mothers Day. What a sweet family you have, you are really blessed with them. The china today is as pretty as always, but I am amazed about the C.T. Altwasser set. It is so special beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Brenda said...

Your teapots are GORGEOUS! Just like your beautiful grandchildren, that look like they have grown a bushel since I've seen them last time. Of course, my favorite tea pot is the "pricey" one.
Have a lovey tea time.

Clara said...

Lovely teapots Martha! You have a beautiful collection of china.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
Sounds like you had a splendid Mother's Day with your family; how lovely! I have a Serena too and I love it. I also collect teapots and I have most of mine displayed above my kitchen cabinets. Thank you for sharing a few of yours. Hope you have a delightful day.


Terri said...

Hello Martha,
Your family is beautiful! I am stunned at how big Princess Maya is! And Noah and Sofie! They all grow so very fast!
Your Serena tea cup is gorgeous. I have seen this one from time to time. I love the profusion of soft flowers. And your tea pots are great too. I love the second one, pink and gold! Gorgeous!
And your "Jolly Flowers" tea pot is so unique! I don't think I have seen that pattern, I would remember. I will keep an eye out.

Ruthie does not seem to have contact info available. I have tried too. Hopefully some one knows her personally and can help you connect. Congratulations to her!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Martha, your tea cup is so beautiful. I love Royal Albert. So happy to be partying with you today. Thanks for hosting!

Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful tea things. But the radiant smiles are priceless.

Jocelyn @

sandy said...

What beautiful tea pots! And your children and grandchildren are beautiful! You must be proud of them!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
It was so lovely of you to share the photos of your beautiful family on Mother's Day! Ours here was the previous Sunday and it was a delightful family day for me too, specially with my mother and father.
As to your beautiful china, I specially like that "Serena" cup with the lovely rose pattern.
Thanks for hosting.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...
Oh, your family looks so lovely and happy.

The tea cup and pots were all fun to look at, too.

A most (late) Mother's Day greeting to a sweet Mama and abuela! I am so sure they love you with all their hearts. Susan


Hello Martha!
I'm so happy you had a terrific Mother's Day, sweet lady. I love your tea cup collection and tea pots too. This tea pot is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the party! Big hugs,

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Martha
Gracias por venir a argentina, por darme un lugarcito en tu mundo maravilloso de tazas preciosas y teteras de ensueño. Feliz día de la madre!!! con mi cariño de siempre amiga.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your post is gorgeous, martha!

I adore those teapots, wow!

I just love seeing your collections. You have a huge amount of china.

Glad you had a nice Mother's Day!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Martha, your teapots are gorgeous but your children even more so! What fun you must have had with all that family around. Glad you had a great Mother's day.

Linda at The French Hens Nest

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi, hopped over from Bernideens. Happy to be joining your lovely party. Love the wonderful teapots that you showcased today.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

A beautiful family and lovely teacups and teapots! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

KathyB. said...

What a sweet Mother's Day you had and what cute grandchildren !

A teapot collection! I would never have guessed you collect teapots too. :) I think teapots are so practical and if they are beautiful, as yours are, all the better ! Beauty and function...who can argue with that kind of collection ?

Felicity W said...

Dear Martha,
Love the second pink tea pot.
There is nothing more pleasing than sharing joy with your families.

Thanks for sharing.

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful teapots! Amazing! Happy Mother's Day to you!

I think Ruthie Miller has been on vacation. Have you messaged her at her blog?

Gracious Hospitality

Bernideen said...

I hope you will come link at Tea In The Garden- anything about tea is fine!

Ruthie Miller said...

Hello dear Martha,
I did answer your emails that I know you received the winnings from Lady B's. I am glad you won and that you will enjoy them.
Happy to see you had such a joyful Mother's Day.
Fondly, Ruthie from:

Kathy said...

It looks like you had a marvelously blessed Mother's Day, Martha. Your family looks wonderful. Love the teapots and the serenity of the 'Serena' teacup! Beautiful. I appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What great family photos. It lookslike you had a fantastic day with your family. And what a wonderful collection of tea pots.

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