Jul 29, 2013


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 176, our last one for July. I do believe Terri will be taking the month of August off. She has caught the creative bug so she will direct her attention to many other things. I am sure Terri will share with us all her new creations when she returns. Starting next week, it will just be me, I hope you don't mind. My son, Kyle, sent me this picture last night. He told me not to worry about the fire, he was fine and protecting a small community near Yosemite. "Ok, I won't worry about the fire that is at his BACK!" He is doing what he loves.

I have been at Estate Sales this weekend, too much fun! I will share some of my treasures today, most I will share next week. First, I want to show you the newest Word Scrapbook I finished this week. I am trying very hard to give these as Christmas gifts to those who have not already received a book from me. I purchased this one a few years ago and I am barely getting around to it. Does anyone else do that? I buy things with the best intentions and they just get put aside. I am not sure how much I like working Word Books. I do have one for Noah who loves to be called "Brother." I tend to fill them with embellishments and there is not a lot of room for pictures. Still very undecided about it. I feel like a "scrapbook making machine" right now. I have to work on them while I am in the mood to do them. (Moods can quickly pass!)

I did find a lot of treasures this weekend, like I said. I have been trying very hard to thin out my tea cup collection. When I saw this one I just had to get it and the price was perfect $3. It is not marked, I believe it maybe German, but not sure. It does have incised on the bottom the numbers 666 1/2. A little weird, might have not purchased it if I had noticed before. I could not get a good picture of the mark. The cup looks like it has blue jewels all around it.

I am sharing a few similar cups today. As I was pulling them out, I realized I have a few more than I thought in this style. I must be attracted to this type of cup. This next one is a mustache cup. I love this cup, one, because it is so beautiful and two because it is a "pink mustache" cup. I love men in mustaches but I have trouble seeing a guy using this cup.

Cup No. 3 is a "Forget Me Not" cup in that same style. This one is a little heavier that the first two, but special just the same.

I am excited because I was, once again asked to contribute to the Shabby Lane Shops Magazine. You can get a copy by visiting the shops or emailing me. I am their "want to be" thrift store decorator! I have also been features in their Shabby Lane Marketplace Virtual Vendors Show. It is a nationwide, virtual shopping mall. Please check it out here. I would love for you to visit! http://www.shabbylaneshops.com/pages/marketplace.htm

Here is this week's picture of Noah & Sophia. I will show you more treasures I got next week.

Here is the linky. Have a wonderful week! Blessings, Martha


Bernideen said...

I don't own any teacups like these with the raised dimensional work. They are lovely!

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
Your moustache cup put a smile on my face :) I love it, but you're right, in that colour it doesn't seem to be fit for a man... with a moustache!!!
Maybe for bearded women?! LOL
Thanks for hosting and sharing your beauties, specially those two sweet things in the last photo :)

Anonymous said...

LOL - the pink mustache cup - who came up with THAT idea! But the jeweled cup was quite the work of art. I don't know that I'd ever actually drink from it. Always a surprise when Martha posts teatime!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I can see the jewelled teacup being your kind of cup Martha, it loves like it is covered in bling - so pretty!
Great finds with all of your new treasures.


Oh my goodness sweet lady, you must really have the most gorgeous and unique teacups, EVER!!! The pink one is stunning! Thank you for delighting us with your beauties and for hosting this wonderful party. Thank you for coming to visit me too. Big hugs,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your teacups are fancy-shmancy this week, Martha! Love the bling.
The little ones are so cute and that is one handsome son you have there! God watch over him as he puts those fires out!


Jocelyn said...

So glad to hear that your son is safe. I'm sure that gives you a lot of relief and peace. What very unique teacups you are sharing this week.

Have a blessed week!

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Perhaps that pink mustache cup was owned by a Bearded Lady in a circus sideshow. Some manufacturers cater to niche markets, LOL!

Kathy said...

Hello Martha, congratulations on being featured in the magazine! Great job! Your son looks good! Love your Estate sale teacup - quite a bargain - forget the number markings :)
Your grands look wonderful too - so delighted to join your party and I do appreciate you sharing,

Terri said...

Hello Dear Martha,
Oh my! That is a scary picture! But just look at that grin on his face! Pure joy! He is doing what he loves, and what more can we ask for our children. All his angels with him each and every day! : )
Your cups today are very sweet, and yes I too see the similarities. They are very romantic, frilly and sweet. Great price for your new cup!
Your book is fabulous! Oh I love your work! I am sure your loved ones will be thrilled with them.
Have a fantastic August!

Tea in Texas said...

You certainly were fortunate to find all the pretty cups and saucers. I love estates sales and I also went to two this weekend and was successful, too. I scored two pool side chaise loungers for my son's house for $10 each. Your son is a very special person to be a fire fighter. Have a great time with your cute grandkids.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Handsome son!

Love the teacup finds. So precious and unique.

Congratulations on your feature!!!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

I luv your opening pic of the tiered rack of plates.. :))
and that you're out having fun at the estate sales! EnJoy !!
Your journal creativity is again, FABULOUS !! luving it... thx for sharing =)

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
I love your newest pink teacup. Wow, what a great deal! It is very unique. I love finding more pretties too - the hunt is so addicting . You have such a lovely collection. Your family is lovely too! Thank you for continuing Teacup Tuesday since Terri will be having some time off. Have a wonderful week! Take care,

Micupoftea said...

Hi Martha! Your son is so handsome! My goodness, what a deal---only $3 for that unusual cup? THX for hosting each week. Enjoy the end of July :)

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

thanks so much for hosting and for stopping by! I almost forgot to link this post up!! LOL!
I love every thing that is in this post as always, my friend!!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a handsome son, Martha! Your teacups are just beautiful and so are your two grands! I look forward to seeing more of your finds.

Susan said...

Oh my GOSH, Martha. Kyle is a very handsome man. What a smile! WOWSERS. (Is he married? ha haha Must have tons of girls after him.)

Loved the possibly German tea cup. What do those numbers signify, do you think? Strange. But it's a keeper.

Love looking at all your treasures. Susan

Cynthia said...

Martha, your tea cups absolutely blow me away! I'm always astounded at such lovelies that you have, and these are beautiful! $3 for that first one? Unbelievable! Your son is probably having an awesome time. My brother was a City of Cleveland firefighter for 35 years, my son was a Marine Corps firefighter, and I personally know several young men who are firefighters in the Western states, working most often in the National Parks. Perhaps even working on the controlled fire that your son is doing in this photograph. I certainly understand your concern, and my prayers are for him and for you! Love your blog, Martha!

Ceil said...

Hi Martha! Boy, did you have a good time or what??

All those special little teacups, so intricate. You have such a good eye for that. And congrats on the magazine contribution! What an honor and a joy for you:)

Good things happening for you, sister!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Martha! What a gorgeous son you have...and brave too! Your teacups are so pretty, and I LOVE your beautiful book! :) Paulette

Stephanie said...

What beautiful and interesting tea cups! I have never seen any like that. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Hugs to you!

SarahGeorge said...

Dear Martha,

This is "Sweet" collection, really! And hats off to your son!. Gorgeous kids. Have a lovely day.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
I would say your post is all about lovely things! Lovely teacups, scrapbook, Grandkids, and Son! You are blessed! Thank you for hosting and have a great rest of the week!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


Sorry I am late. If you read my post you will learn why!

You have the most unusual teacups sometimes - never saw anything like them.

Thanks for hosting.


Wilma said...

Thank you Martha,for signing in on my blog.
I'm a follower now on yours.

Wilma, Shabby Royale.

Bonnie said...

Martha, would you believe my grandchildren's names are Noah and Sophia !

Your scrapbooks look like treasures. Your efforts won't go unnoticed but I understand fleeting moods.

I have got to get off my computer. So much to do and not enough time.

Thanks for your visit.

Honey said...

I am so excited about your tea cups collection! It is adorable! We are from Russia and we prefer to drink tea.

janice15 said...

I think your new tea cup is lovely and your right I couldn't see a huge mustache working in any tea cup for that matter..lol..I love your display at the top and I truly adore your scrap book..it looks lovely. And may your son always be safe dear friend..have a lovely weekend with love Janice

Lutka And Co. said...

Lovely cups! And adorable grandchildren! Hope all is safe up in Yosemite! Happy Pink Saturday!

pinkkandy said...

Here is a pink blessing from a BIG God....hope that your week is filled with many great things...God Bless you....