Jul 15, 2013


Welcome Tea Cup Tuesday No. 175! Our summer is going by so fast. Before I share some tea cups, I would like to show you a baby scrapbook I just finished. I made this fun book for my nephew, who will be having his first baby this month. It includes some pre-baby pictures as well as room for new ones. This is my fourth scrapbook in 2 months, I have been on a roll. I have just started a new one today. I am working on Christmas gifts, and at the same time, clearing out photos.

This week end while I was out and about, I found the most beautiful coffee table. Although I love the coffee table I have, it is too large. This is the second one I have purchased for this spot, however, my daughter took the other one and now she is taking my old Queen Anne for her future home. This new table is about 1 1/2' shorter and fits so much better. It was a steal. I am so pleased with how it looks. What do you think?

Now for the tea cups. This first one is one from Italy. It is hand blown and painted, so very pretty.

Cup No. 2 is a Royal Albert. Pattern name is "Forget Me Not."

The last cup I want to share is a Mikasa. It is one of my favorite china makers. It is strong and very practical. The pattern name is "Arbor Terrace Bloom."

Had to show you a picture of Sophia and I. She just wanted her Grandma. Can you tell how much I am enjoying her? I was so tempted to photoshop my wrinkles off. They are what they are. I feel so much younger than what I look like. :) Have a wonderful week. Terri and I look forward each week to visiting all the wonderful places you take us too. I am so early, not sure why! Blessings, Martha


Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Your coffee table is gorgeous - I love the curvy legs! Your teacups are again so enchanting too! Thank you for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday! I am meeting such special people (like yourself) everyday. Have a wonderful week!
Oh yes.... adorable, precious little one! Take care,

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Martha. Your scrapbook is truly a work of love! Love the new table. So pretty! And love the blue teacups! What can be better! Have a great week!


Oh sweet Martha...so much to see here! Your new coffee table looks gorgeous with the blue plate! The teacup collection is fabulous, the amazing scarp book, but I'm specially liking the cristal lace teacup..it's lovely and so different! BUT...that cutie you are holding is the best in your post! Thanks for this wonderful tea party! Have a great week.

Bernideen said...

I think your scrapbook is very artistic and unique - you did a great job and they will be honored!

GlorV1 said...

Hi Martha. Hope everything is better now. Wow, what wonderful teacups and this special gift is truly a keepsake. I'm sure it will be loved. How sweet and kind of you. Just goes to show what kind of person you are. As for how you look, you look great to me. No need to remove wrinkles because you don't have any. You also have a smile on your face which means you are truly happy and that's all that matters. Beautiful cups, excellent post. Take care and thank you.
Gloria-my new blog listed below.

Susan said...

Hello dear Martha...Loved the coffee table. That was a real beauty.

And of the cups, the Italian one is my fave. SOOOOOO gorgeous.

As for the "abuelita," she's beautiful, too. I didn't see a SINGLE WRINKLE. Honest to God. You look beautiful with that darling little angel getting all the love in your heart. Who could ask for more? Susan

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty teacups and scrapbook. Thank you for hosting!

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Lovely selections today - but that scrapbook! Wow - teacup artists are one thing, but you have quite outdone yourself - and them - with your family keepsake made by hand! A treasure to be sure. Love the forget-me-not cup - I have a small collection of them from different makers.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That baby book will be a life-long treasure for its recipient! And I love that Italian tea cup.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
The baby book is a work of art and I'm sure will be treasured for years to come.
Your teacups are really lovely and I do like your new coffee table.
I like it when you're early because I'm heading off to bed and I got to link up before I did! I'm four hours ahead of you, you see! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful week, my friend.


Trisha said...

Beautiful post, Martha, and beautiful Sophia; she sure loves her grandma. I think she's a keeper. God Bless you, have a great week, Trisha

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
as alwys, a stunning collection of tea cups. That Italian one is really a special thing. So interesting to see the different types of tea cups. Your idea to photoshop the wrinkles made me laughing. When I see this sweet picture I don't realize wrinles, but I see the luck in your face. That's what makes your personality. Thank you for sharing and hosting this lovely event. I wish you a wonderful time.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Martha, I love seeing your lovely face with your little grand baby. That's such a sweet photo. And I absolutely love the blue Italian cup. There's something so over-the-top about Italian design, isn't there? Once I brought a small 7 piece orchestra form Murano made form brightly coloured glass. I'll photograph it when I get back to Vancouver. Hugs to you...but you've already got one from sweet little Sophie. :)

Clara said...

Hi Martha!
That is a beautiful and sweet picture of you and Sopfia. I love your scrapbook and that last teacup with the little blue flowers.
Enjoy your week.

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hi Martha, I think you look great! When I don't like my photo I just think how I will feel about it when I am 80- wow I looked good! Such a sweet picture!

Your teacups are lovely! Great post!
Check out our post and cry over the teacups my sister Jeannie DIDN'T BUY!
Thanks for hosting!
Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Martha I love your creativity! the books you're making are amazing!
and I personally wouldn't even have noticed wrinkles if you hadn't mentioned them - that's how us women are when in fact, it's the loving care of your granddaughter that captured my attention!
especially now that I've just become one myself [June 4th!]
For sure they won't even be a consideration to our wee ones!
God bless you in your grandmothering =)) and Peace ...

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

Martha, the table looks great and the pages are fabulous! Love every attention to detail. Your blue teacups are stunning. Happy to be joining the party today.

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Martha,
I loved the scrapbook you made for the coming baby. Such creative work!
And the choice of cupsn for this week's tea is delightful! All with blue, a favourite colour of mine!
And by the way, dear Martha, I can't see any wrinkles... :)

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
What a sweet picture of you two! I Love it! We are so lucky to be grandmothers, and have our grandchildren to love.
Your china is all beautiful, the new table too is wonderful! The hand blown tea cup is so unique, at least to me. And the forget me not is just so sweet. The Milkasa is very elegant. You gave us such a good example of different styles of tea cups.
Your baby book is adorable! I love this style of book, with all the pockets and partial pages. Beautiful! I am so glad you are having fun : )

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
I love your photo albums! You are so talented and I'm sure will be a treasure to whom ever you give them to! Your teacups this week are so beautiful! I love the bright blues and the forget me not teacup is so pretty! What a darling coffee table! Glad you found it! Thank you for hosting and have a blessed week.

Unknown said...

Oh Martha the blue glass T-Cup & Saucer is divine but I have to say I am also loving the detail in your scrapbooks what wonderful gifts you are making to be filled with amazing memories bless you Dxx

Louisette retriever said...

wonderfull coffee table, best regard from Belgium

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello Martha!
Your scrapbook is really lovely! I enjoyed watching it, I would like to do something similar but think I have not enough inspiration. You are very creative.
Wonderful table, very nice legs. And lovely teacups as always.

Schotzy said...

Love that able... looks brand new.. waht a find... love the Forgetme not cup the best..... what fun you had at this sale!

Micupoftea said...

Hello Martha! What lovely things you shared this week...nice cups, wonderful table. Aw, such a sweet photo of you and grandbaby. :)
Thx for hosting!

Kathy said...

Your scrapbook is gorgeous, Martha! Beautifully done - congratulations on your coffee table find! It looks wonderful and it is lovely that your daughter will be able to use your other coffee table - these teacups are exquisite - beautifully blue! I am delighted you shared and appreciate you hosting,

janice15 said...

Love your Royal Albert forget me knots tea cup.. I love it.. Grandbabies are always nice.. Happy Weekend with love Janice

Ashley cramp said...

Hello and thank you for following my blog....
I love yours too ...
I think that blue glass t-cup is my favourite one!
I am glad you like English gardens....I post a lot about my garden my garden....have just posted about it today i have a new homemade bench....
Bestest to you and yours
daisy j


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