Jul 1, 2013


Happy Tea Cup Tuesday No.  173!  Didn't you just love the Garden Tea last week?  It was so much fun.  You ladies are so creative.  I got to visit each one of you and was truly amazed at your talents.  Are you ready for the "4th"?  I have three wonderful invitations, I hope to do it all, if I can.  Sometimes the spirit is willing but the body is weak.  

I woke up this morning to the awful news about the firefighters who died yesterday in Arizona.  They were part of the elite team of "Hot Shots."  Every time I hear anything about "Hot Shots" my heart just drops.  I am reminded today that, my son does not belong to me, but to my Heavenly Father, who loves him more than I do.  That gives me peace. Please pray for him and me. 

The weather in Southern California has been HOT! Today is the beginning of a cool down for us and I am so grateful. My poor plants have heat stroke.  The dogs only go out if they have too.  Today I plan to share more of my Red, White & Blue cups.   This first cup is a German Cup.  I have given you a picture of the signature, because I don't want to misspell 

The next cup is a Royal Grafton, from England.  Love the strips and roses! Perfect for the "4th." Love the shape of this cup!

This last cup is an Aynsley of course. I am sure you can tell. It is so beautiful.  Look at the 
ear shaped handle, too cute!

My grandchild are with their Grandma Pam from out of state for the next few weeks.  I am going to have withdrawals, I am sure.  I know I have to share.  It must be so hard not to see and hold your grandchildren.  The grow up so fast. So, I will be good, and settle for a visit on the 4th of July with them.  They are so happy to see her.  I am delighted for her!   Be good to yourselves, remember you are loved!   Hugs, Martha



Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Martha. Happy 4th of July! What lovely cups and saucers...perfect for the holiday! Have a great week.

des ailes de papier said...

Heureux 4 juillet !
très belle cette tasse rouge!
belle journée

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
I appreciate the job your son does. God bless him and all the firefighters!
I love your pretty teacups but oh my, the first German one is exquisite! Love it! Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th of July, my friend!


Poppy said...

Hi Martha,

I am in love with your pretty teapot!! It has all my colours!:) Happy 4th and have a fun time with your darling grandchildren - you are such a sweet grandma!


Susan said...

Oh, dear God, Martha, is your beloved son a "Hotshot?"

My heart goes out to all those young men who lost their lives, as well as to all their family members left behind.

We must just put everything into God's hands. It is the only way to survive in this world.

As always, your cups are lovely. Susan

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Love your collection - and you aren't hosting the linky party anymore? Did I miss that?

Prayers be with you and yours.

Big hugs.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
when I heard the sad news about tese firemen I immediately thought on your son. I wish him and you very much luck with his work, that he never comes to such a sad result.
Thank you for sharing this interesting cup. The stamp says Königl. pr. Tettau, which means Royal Prussian Tettau. Since 1957 this company belongs to Seltmann Weiden Group. Thank you for sharing this wonderful cups and for hosting this event.
Blessings, Johanna

Martha's Favorites said...

Oh Martha, I didn't know about the firefighters in Arizona. I feel very sad about that, and pray for their loved ones. Of course this would upset you! I am glad you have faith that ease your worry.
Your tea cups are lovely today as always. I have the RG in blue I think! I just got it. I love yours in red.
Have a wonderful holiday sweetie!

Bernideen said...

What a lovely presentation for a red white and blue tea! I always enjoy your blog Martha!!

Veronica Roth said...

Martha your faith must be such a comfort to you. I'm so glad. You were the first person I thought of when I read about the tragedy. I'm so glad your son is safe.

Your tea cups are spectacular this week. I love the Royal Grafton red one. That has got to be my favourite. Hope you have a wonderful, joyful 4th celebration and please take photos! I'd love to see them. Hugs. :)

Kathy said...

Love the richness of the colors in these teacups - absolutely gorgeous! I just can't wait to be a grandma! Will gladly share too. I appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I adore your tea cups Martha. They are beautiful. So patriotic. Especially the red and white one. Thank God your son is ok. My heart goes out to all families that lost a loved one. Such a tragedy..


Thank you so much sweet lady and I am sorry I went to your party and didn't place a back link or thanked you for it! I think it's when my mom called me to take her somewhere and I left immediately...but I have no excuse! I have it all perfect now, as I always had in the past! Your RW and B teacups are stunning and everytime I come over and see your gorgeous collection, I say to myself that I need to start collecting lovely teacups myself, I just love all yours!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Fourth weekend ahead. Big hugs,

Micupoftea said...

Hello Martha! Wishing you a lovely, safe, fun week with your family. All of your teacups are just beautiful. Thanks for hosting each week. Yep, so glad we are cooling down. :)

Lady Katherine said...

I just adore the crocheted items on the window. I love the German teacup. Have a Happy 4th

janice15 said...

Helo good afternoon Martha, thank you so much for you kind visit.. It's very much appreciated. I feel so bad for those firefighters I can't even imagine and I'm sure your heart worries for your son.. but like you said he belongs to our heavenly father.. well I hope he is fine through all his fire he attends. Blessing my dear with much love ... Janice

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your teacup selection to celebrate the 4th is nice.
My husband is a retired Toronto fire captain and when any of the brothers or sisters of this profession die in the line of duty, it is with much sadness that we pray for their families.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
What a lovely assortment of teacups you have. So perfect for the 4th! They all look so pretty. Thank you for the comment on my last post and yes, I think the doll is a chatty cathy doll. Thank you for hosting your party and have a wonderful holiday!

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! Thinking about how blessed we are to live in a free country... and to be able to visit all around the world from my big cozy chair...have a blessed week-end !

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful and festive! Winter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Edith DUTERTRE said...

avec un peu de retard
joyeuses fêtes de l'indépendance
et très bonne journée
pour partager un thé
edith (iris) France

Valrie said...

Amazing patriotism through tea cups! Such beautiful and exquisite designs too! I recently started collecting tea cups and am trying to start a Red Hat society chapter in No. VA. with a theme of tea cup ladies... still working on what to name it... suggestions anyone? I will have to be back to this blog more often!

Happy PS!

pretty said...

Nice Cups like it.:))))

Kathy said...

We are so reminded about how things can change from day to day, month to month, year to year. Last year we were in a drought praying for rain! It seems to have flipped this year - I was so sad for the families of the firefighters - having a son who is a police officer - I know the risks and dedication they all experience - you're right - they ultimately belong to God - He loves them more than we can comprehend - I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

Connie said...

Hi Martha, thank you so much for following my blog. I'm so glad that you found me, because it brought me here and now I am your newest follower, too. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas and going through your marvelous posts.
Your new blogging sister,
Connie :)

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