Monday, August 19, 2013
TEA CUPS, POODLES AND FIRSTS' FOR ALL!
Hello Ladies! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 179! I am so sorry about the different linky, however, I thought it would be better than no linky at all. We had a lot of new ladies join us last week. That was great because, many of our regular party ladies are taking the month of August off. I want to welcome everyone who joined us for the first time last week. Nothing brings ladies together more than a fancy tea cup and some wonderful tea shared with a new found friend. I love to visit each of you and can't wait to see what you are sharing today!
Can you believe August is almost gone? We need to start thinking Autumn. In California there are lots of fires and it seems everywhere else, there are floods. I am trying to stay away from too much news because it just makes me nervous and I need to trust God. My home is only 3 blocks away from the foot of mountains that have not burned in years. One of those three blocks includes a large park. I just have to pray that God has mercy on this country of ours.
I have begun to change my house over to blacks, whites, yellows and orange for the next month. It is done slowly but it is done each month. I have my kitchen almost done. This first tea cup that I am sharing is a New England Toile design. It is a new cup and as you can see I have several pieces. The little tag inside the cup is made by Terri. If Terri or anyone for that matter makes me something, I use it all year. It reminds me to pray for them and just how precious my friends are. Terri, is a keeper!
My next cup is a Royal Standard. It has a wonderful corset shape cup. Have I ever told you I collect poodles? Well, you guessed it I do. I don't know why I have failed to show you before, but you will find a few of them in this post. I have them in all colors. They remind me of my Grandmother. She loved them and I think that is way I collect them. They bring a smile to my face because of my Grandma. Anyway, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!
This last cup is a Clarence from England. I love how it looks like someone just picked it up and the sides stayed ruffled. Too cute.
This last few days have been a week of first's! Maya had her first day of school, Noah his first day of Kindergarten and Sophia had her first sleep-over with Grandma. (Notice the black clouds under Noah's rainbow, may he was not so sure?) I pray that all our children will be safe and learn all they can this school year!
All in all a great week. (A new figurine, had to share it!) Don't tell anyone, I am cutting back on my collecting! Thanks for stopping by looking forward to having tea with you! Hugs, Martha