Jul 22, 2013

Christmas in July Tea Cups!

Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday, No. 175 !  What an exciting week!  The world got a new "Prince" and I got a new great nephew! He was born on the same day and almost at the same time England's Prince was born.  I will get to hold him in a few hours.  Issac C. Hess came into the world today making my sister a Grandma for the first time.  Here is a sneak peek at the perfect boy!

Today in blogland, we are celebrating "Christmas in July" tea cups with Sandi.  I am sharing a couple of my favorites with you today. First I want to show you the new Altered Scrapbook I am working on.  It fits in perfectly with today's Christmas theme.  I really want to give these books away for Christmas. I have started early in order to get everything done. Wish me luck.  What do you think?  This one is very different from the one I showed you last week. I am not quite done yet, but you can see how it its taking shape. I have a lot more embellishments to add.   If you have any questions on how to make these, just email me. I can walk you through it.

Now, for our first Christmas in July Tea cup. When I decided to join this party I thought how very fun to share Christmas Tea Cups early.  I forgot one thing, I have all my Christmas Tea Cups in a storage unit.  It is a big thing to get into it and look through the endless boxes. I was lucky enough to find two that for some reason, missed the storage unit.  This first one is English, made by Duchess China.  I just love the colors on this one. It is almost fall colors instead of winter. Very cute, one of my favorites. (I have a lot of favorites!)

This second one is a Made in America piece.  It is called "Old Ivory" by Syracuse China.  This is a very elegant tea cup and comes with a dessert plate.  I have only recently began to purchase tea cups with dessert plates.  I don't know what I was thinking before.  They are so much easier to use when you add something sweet.  

I am still learning how to do things on my new computer.  I like how I can make the pictures large.  I can see them better.  I just have to show you a picture of Noah and Sophia.  They were sailing this past week. Noah, looks like a pro!

Terri and I are so grateful that you continued to join us each week.  This week I am linking up with Sandi at http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com.  Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful cups.

Blessings, Martha



Congrats on your great-nephew, he sure is royal too! All the adorable children are our princesses and princes...aren't they? I couldn't find the link to the party my sweet friend and I do thank you for it already. Have a wonderful week.

Terri said...

Hello Grand Aunty! What a beautiful boy! Congratulations to the entire family and many blessings to each one.
Your tea cups are lovely in red and white. I adore the vintage Royal Duchess! Perfect Vintage!
Martha, I am loving your Christmas albums! All those pages, tags, and pockets are delightful and so festive! I am so glad you are having fun creating!

The Charm of Home said...

Your platter in that first pic is so pretty! Love all of the Christmas dishes. Congrats on the little nephew! Thanks for hosting!

GlorV1 said...

Congrats on your nephew. Beautiful baby. Your teacups are just awesome Martha. I always love them when I come here. Have a great week. Take care.

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Thanks so much for hosting today. I always love seeing your beautiful teacups but I especially like your pine cone teacup and the deep red/burgundy one. I also have Mason's Vista (which I saw in your first photo) and I think it looks so very festive for Christmas! Congratulations on your latest little bundle of joy ~ the other kiddies are sooo cute too! You are fortunate to have some grandchildren. I am anxious to have some precious babies around me again. Take care,

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Congratulations on your new great-nephew! =)

Your scrapbooks are so pretty!!

Micupoftea said...

What fun- how exciting! Congrats on the new family member. LOVE your altered Christmas book. Lovely! Have a great week, Martha :)

des ailes de papier said...

félicitations pour ce beau bébé!
j'aime beaucoup la tasse de Noel
belle journée

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Congratulations on the birth of your great nephew!
I love your pretty teacups that you've shared and your notebooks. The photos of the two cuties are adorable.

Denise said...

I've tried for 3 years to join Your party. I've told You this before I know :/ The Linkey keeps refusing Me.I love Your teacups and the thought of dessert plates with each one.I love Your scrap journal,I love making them Myself.Of course,We all love tiny babes born into this world that belong to the family.Congrats to Your Sister and You Auntie-Denise

Susan said...

Oh Martha, the little baby is a gift from God. What a precious little treasure! Congratulations to your sister. She must be over the moon with happiness.

Oh! Your cups are pretty, too! Susan

Snap said...

Wonderful selections for Christmas In July tea. Gorgeous children! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a precious baby boy and Congratulations to the whole family! What a joy a newborn baby brings us! Your teacups are just lovely and you did a fabulous job on the scrapping. Thank you, my friend, for joining me for my Christmas in July this week. It's always a pleasure to have you, Martha.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!
I just could not get my act together to participate in the Christmas in July Tea's....
All of you tea cups and family kids are lovely as always!!


Patty said...

Lovely teacups, children, books and baby. We just went through having a new grandson, so I know exactly how ecstatic you feel! Enjoy every minute. Thanks for following me. I am following you now.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Milady - on the birth of your young nephew - sharing his birthday with a future king is quite an bit of notoriety for such a new fellow! You made some lovely teacup selections for our Christmas theme this week - and I always enjoy seeing what vintage jewelry you'll place with them! I have recently sorted through ALL my jewelry collections and WOW - didn't know what I'd accumulated - found a few Christmas brooches, too.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on the happy bundle -- beautiful boy! Also enjoyed the photos of your lil' sailors. So sweet. :)

Kathy said...

Hello Martha - congratulations on your Grand-Nephew! He's marvelous - love seeing your Christmas in July post - so much fun to think of Christmastime now - your Grandbabies are so sweet! I definitely have Grandbaby fever! Hugs and I appreciate you sharing and hosting,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Lovely Christmas teacups! How wonderful for your sister to be a new Grandma and yours are adorable! What great gifts your scrapbooks are! Thank you for hosting!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Martha, big huge congratulations on the new family addition. That's terrific news. Great happiness and health to him, his mom and dad and, especially to his great aunt! :)

janice15 said...

Congratulations on the new baby in the family.. I bet your sister is thrilled.. I love your tea cup the Old Ivory" by Syracuse China... I think it's to pretty... happy Thursday with love Janice

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Congratulations on your nephew!!!

Wow! Those are beautiful cups and plates.

Ceil said...

Hi Martha! I am coming to you from Patty's blog.

Congratulations on your new nephew Issac! He looks like a big boy! And your Sophia is a spitting image of my granddaughter, Isabelle. Really! They are like twins!

I love the teacup picures, and what a fun blog you have here. I enjoy these kinds of blogs because I am not much in the arts and crafts department myself, but I love to see what other people do.

So happy to meet you today!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Martha, your tea cups are gorgeous and so is that new little boy! I remember a time like that, only it was 19 years ago. Seems like just yesterday. Congratulations to the new Grandma. Your little ones are very cute also..Happy Thursday..Judy

SarahGeorge said...

What a joy visiting your sweet place! First of all, congrats on your new great nephew! He is so.....sweet! May God bless the new born! Beautiful grand kids.And your tea cups are just gorgeous. Love both of them. Such an elegant look they've got! And I should say, your blog is just beautiful!
Thanks for visiting my blog the other day and for following. I'm excited to follow yours too!. Have a great day!

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

Hi Martha, Congrats on your great Nephew. He is so gorgeous and precious.I want to thank you for passing by my blog. I just adore your blog and all the beautiful posts. Blessings to you and your family!.

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