Jun 17, 2013


Happy Tea Cup Tuesday No. 171! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Father's Day. As I thought about and celebrated with the precious father's in our family this weekend, I was so reminded of my own father who has been with the Lord for many years now. I am my father's daughter and I am so proud of that. He taught me so many things. Among the most important were the love of family, forgiveness and unconditional love. I know I was blessed. My father was good to his daughter, just like the song says. Noah is so into Superman, right now. I am so proud to say that his father, Kevin, is in so many ways, Noah's Superman. God has blessed us with wonderful fathers in our family. Fathers who have been good to their families.

On Flay Day I begun to change my home over to Red, White and Blue. It always marks the beginning of Summer for me. I love how the house looks all decked out for the beginning of summer. For the next few weeks you will see tea cups that have those very special colors. I will also continue to share some of the many ladies portraits that I have collected over the years. Right now, that is my favorite thing to collect. As you well know, this too will past and I will move on. For now, however, I will enjoy!

This first cup is a lovely Lefton. It is the American Rose. I am lucky enough to have the entire set, including canisters. It is so beautiful. I know my pictures will not do it justice. I have become rather fond of Lefton China. They make so many different and diverse items. Some of my most loved cups are by Lefton. This set must have been meant for everyday use, because it is strong, not the usual delicate china I normally love. It is rather expensive to collect, I am sure because of it's beauty. I was lucky enough to get the set at an estate sale for $35. I remember carrying the two boxes into my car and feeling almost guilty.

This next cup is Crown Ducal, Made in England. The pattern name is Florentine. It is cream color with beautiful embossed fruit and roses around the edges. This too, like the Lefton, is not the finest of china, but gorgeous just the same.

Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful tea cups this week. Have a wonderful week. Terri is so faithful at getting the linky ready each week. Bless you Terri, for all you do for me. My Princess Maya was in a wedding this weekend. She looked so cute, I get to see her more often because it is summer. This makes for one happy Grandma. I have also included a picture of my Sophia, trying to be good. Of course my handsome, fireman, Kyle. Who I have not seen in over a week. He has been on a fire.

Blessings, Martha


Red Rose Alley said...

It sounds like you were very close to your Father, and he sounds wonderful. I smiled, as I was a dad's girl too. I am enjoying looking at all the tea cups. It's nice to hear about all of the fathers in your family, as they are a big part of who we are.

Your Dad raised a special daughter, and this post is lovely.


Unknown said...

I love that song Martha and it is so true. My son is good to his daughters too and my wonderful Dad was to me.
Lovely post sweet lady!
Hugs Marilou

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha....Your family is so handsome! Every single one. Those little darling dolls, the little girls? Ahhhhhh. Fills my heart with love. And yes, your fireman son is very handsome indeed.

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos and the cups, too!

You are very blessed and have been blessed with your Papi, too. I feel the same. Grateful to the Lord. Susan

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
What a lovely post about fathers, and families. Your grandkids are adorable, and Kyle looks so very happy! Yay!
The lefton china is beautiful! What a stunning tea pot! And the cream embossed tea cup set is lovely. I think I have seen that one here somewhere. I will keep an eye out.
Your red, whites and blues look very festive. I am glad you are doing well : )

Micupoftea said...

Hello Martha~ It's so nice to see pics of your gorgeous family! Looks like you are gearing up for July 4th and enjoying the beginning of summer. Thanks for hosting! Have a great time at the wedding :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Martha,
What a handsome family you have! I love the Lefton china and those big scrumptious roses! Very pretty! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day.


Snap said...

Martha, wonderful post and tribute to Father's Day. Love all the family photos .. what sweet memories you have and are making. The teacups aren't bad either! :D :D Happy Tea Day!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Martha - those roses are breath-taking! What luscious colors and vibrant strokes! Just beautiful! And - a lovely tribute to your family - yes - family is a blessing!

Denise said...

Thank You so much Martha for your visit.I love your post as always.Beautiful tribute to the Fathers in your family and wonderful teacups.I still can't hook up to your parties ? So strange. Hugs to you Denise

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
you are blessed with a wonderful family. I love to see the children growing. Hope your son will come back soon to you. Thank you for sharing this outstanding pieces of your collection and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
What a lovely post to honour the fathers in your family... and your sweet grandchildren! :)
That father's mug is the most desirable object for me.
Thanks for sharing these beauties and for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday.

Antiques And Teacups said...

How wonderful to see your family. They are growing up so quickly! Your wreath is lovely! Noah looked like he was prcticing his Superman stance! So cute!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Something tells me that I'll be seeing many beautiful teacups here!

Veronica Roth said...

Martha, my dearest, you are so blessed to have these wonderful fathers in your family, and your post brought tears to my eyes for the sensitivity and love you've shown to them. I had a very good father and, although I feel that I did not chose well for my own children, my son in law is the best father to our little girls. I'm so proud of my daughter Kerstin and her little family. I'm continuing to keep your son in my thoughts and hope he will stay safe and healthy. He is doing a very important job and I'm proud that I have such a lovely friend who has raised a boy like him. :) Hugs to you. :)

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Loved to find you'd visited FHC and now to find how the link list has grown once again! Always enjoy hearing more of your story,Martha, and now that I've just become a NaNa, I share your enthusiasm for grandchildren!
Have a wonderful week...

Entertaining Women said...

Beautiful tea cups and gorgeous family. I miss my daddy, too. That's one of the loveliest patriotic wreaths that I've seen. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a sweet post about Fathers and families. Your teacups are so beautiful! Thank you for hosting and have a great rest of the week.

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Martha
Preciosas tazas para celebrar el día del padre igual que en argentina.
Un precioso texto has escrito como dedicatoria.
Las tacitas son una belleza como todo tu blog y lo que presentas con tanto amor.

Un beso grande desde Argentina.

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Your teacups are always so lovely. You have so many beauties. Thank you for hosting such a fun party! You have such an attractive family too!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Take care,

Luján Fraix said...

Hola querida amiga
Gracias por tu comentario en mi blog La Galatea, lo valoro mucho, me da felicidad verte, compartir poemas clásicos y esta amistad.
Besos grandes.

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