Sep 23, 2013


Hello Ladies:  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 184! In spite of what is going on, I do hope you are all well and ready to face a new week.  I am 3/4 of the way done with packing the living room and dining room.  I feel like I have got a lot done.  My home is in total havoc.  Most of my china is in my bedroom.  It is like a maze to get to the bed.  However,  the end of packing is in sight! Preparing for paint could start at the end of the week.  I hope to fix some of the little things that have been bugging me in there for a while.  The first thing I am going to do is add a new chandlier, you can never have enough of chandeliers in your home.  That should light up that dark spot in my living room, fixing a problem that has been going on for a while.   When it all gets put back together, I want it to look very different.  I am due for a change. My son, sweet, beloved, thoughtful, ever thinking about his Mother, decided to bring a new young lady to the house yesterday. Of course, because the house looks like it has be ransacked by a blind thief.  Walls filled with nails and holes.  It was a great first impression, if I do say so myself. 

Today is my birthday and my family is taking me to Palm Springs this weekend to celebrate.  My mother is even coming, it should be so much fun. Spending the weekend with all my grandchildren is like Heaven on Earth for me.  

I have discovered something that I did not know.  I always thought, that if I had one color tea cup and must have at least a dozen of similar color.  Well, guess what? Not so!  As I was putting away my black and white tea cups, I realized I only had 6 black and whites.  (I am slipping!) I am going to share these 4 cups with you today.  These are cups that I had out, and were easy to get a photo of.

Let's get started. I have another free item to share at the end of the blog.  Just for the asking.  Cup number one is a Royal Albert, Señorita.  You remember I picked this one up a few months back. I thought I would start with this lovely laced cup.  Stunning don't you think?

What do you think about this wonderful German, Bavarian tea cup?  Just look at the foot of the cup.  It is shaped like a crown. Love it!

Next cup is a Clarence, from England.  Love the shape of the cup. It looks so elegant.

Then of course we can't forget the Royal Standard tea cup from England. I love the matted finish on this stunning cup.

Here is the tea pot I am giving away just for the asking.  Let me know if you want it.  Have a wonderful week.  Here are some of the parties I am joining this week. 

A Return to Loveliness -
Tuesday Cuppa Tea -
Tea In the Garden -
Share Your Cup Thursday -
Home Sweet Home -
Tea Cup Tuesday -
Rose Chintz Cottage -

I hear Terri has a beautiful new cup to share with us today, can't wait!  Hugs, Martha


GlorV1 said...

Happy Birthday Martha! Wow, you have your work cut out for you. Do have a wonderful time at your birthday getaway. As for that tpot, who wouldn't want it.:) Take care and love your cups and Happy Birthday again.

Kathy said...

This looks like a perfect time to fix and to redo things - it is also a good time, obviously to see what it is you have - love the look of these black teacups - quite striking - now on the lookout for six more? Lovely teapot - looks like it's spoken for - I hope you have a wonderful week dear friend - I appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Beth said...

Beautiful teacups, Martha! My favorite is Senorita - love that lacey look! The cup with the crown on the bottom is really unique and beautiful too. Have a great week!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy Birthday! May there be many new teacups in your future!

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Happy Birthday to you dear Martha! I love the black teacups. I especially like the lacy one. Have a wonderful holiday with your cute family! Thank you for hosting such a fun tea party. Take care,

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, Dear Martha,
Happy Birthday, to you!

"El dia que tu naciste, naceron todas las flores,
Y en el pilar del baptismo, cantaron los...."

Oh, querida Martha, you are a sapphire baby, too! Me, too, and I have had a wonderful time celebrating the WHOLE MONTH!

I know you will have a fabulous time. God bless you, my sweet friend. Susan

Terri said...

Happy Birthday Martha!
I am so happy that you are going to Palm Springs to celebrate! Yay!
You are such a dear dear soul. I wish for you the very best year ahead with all kinds of opportunity for joy!
Hugs of Love!
beautiful black and white tea cups! I have only two myself.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday, dear Martha! Love your black and whites. My, I'm swooning over the transferware in your first photo. I adore transferware! Have a lovely day and Happy Autumn! Blessings, Sandi


Hey sweet lady, happy birthday and many blessings from our Lord for a wonderful new year of life...and for ever! Thank you for hosting this wonderful party.


Oh, sorry I got excited about your birthday, lol..The teacups are gorgeous and I love black dishes...beautiful each one. Your Little cuties are the best, though.

xinex said...

What beautiful black tea cups, Martha, but I agree with Fabby. Your grand kids are the best. Happy Birthday!....christine

Linda said...

Happy birthday, Martha. Great post and lovely photos.

Sylvia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,MARTHA. Ilove your black and white teacups. Grandkids are so "Grand".

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Martha,
Very happy birthday wishes to you. Being with your family-3 generations will be the best.
The black cups are striking.
I love chintz and would love the teapot but I imagine I am too late. If not, happy to pay the shipping.
XO Ruthie

Snap said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes to You! I love your black and white teacups. I think there is something so elegant about black and white. Painting and remodeling ... a lot of work but when it is all over -- priceless! ;)

Matilda said...

Son muy bonitas, preciosas y elegantes , una entrada linda,besos.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Martha! Your cups are lovely, as always. I have never seen a lace design on a cup before...I need to get out more...col..

Ah, first impressions...well, maybe the new lady is thinking, "Ah, such composure amidst the chaos. I like this woman." How's that for a positive spin.

The teacup has landed safely and soundly...I emailed you about it.

Blessings for a divine day,

Marianne xo

Maria Andrade said...

Happy birthday dear Martha... with your lovely grandchildren!!!
I find these black and white tea cups really exquisite, especially the black lace one. I've never seen another like it.
Thanks for sharing all these beauties - the kids especially:)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
Happy Birthday to you. I wish you a wonderful day with your family and a great future. I hope you have fun and happiness around you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea cups and for hosting this event on this special day.
Best greetings, Johanna

Unknown said...

I just started collecting tea cups and just acquired my first teapot. I would love to have another! I just discovered your is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha - Well, I daresay that the German Bavarian cup wins my heart this week - loved the shape and the clean black and white floral pattern! Glad you could put your hands on something in the midst of your mess. Fear not - by Christmas all will be well and done and you will enjoy the season with fresh paint and lovelies about. What fun!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I really like the transferware in the first picture and your black themed teacups are just amazing.

Veronica Roth said...

Happiest birthday in the world Martha and many happy returns of the day. Much love from me to you. :)

KathyB. said...

Only 4 black & white teacups ? You ARE slipping ! :)

I hope your painting goes quickly and you accomplish what your heart desires with new paint, chandeliers , and reorganizing and moving the furniture around.

Your grandchildren are so cute Martha, and what a wonderful gift, to be with your family, the most precious gifts from God.

Happy birthday Martha.

The Charm of Home said...

We are in complete havoc here also! I am in the process of moving my Mother here from 2 states away. We have been busy with it each weekend and some in between! Whew! My hubs and I have decided to reduce clutter by that age! I love your black and white! Thank you for hosting and for joining HSH!

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday Martha!~

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Martha
Tus tazas son maravillosas, te felicito amiga por tu buen gusto, por todo el encanto que le pones a cada cosa y el amor sobre todo todo.
Un beso grande desde Argentina.

Aida said...

Happy birthday Martha. Wishing you more blessings from above. Enjoy your birthday treat. Thank you for hosting and good luck with the painting job.

Hope you have a good week


Aida said...

Happy birthday Martha. Wishing you more blessings from above. Enjoy your birthday treat. Thank you for hosting and good luck with the painting job.

Hope you have a good week


organicgardendreams said...

Hi Martha, I just stumbled over your blog. I love everything English and I certainly love English Afternoon Teas and consequently I love tea cups. You seem to some extraordinary once. Looking forward to brows your blog and enjoy your collection. Oh, and happy belated birthday I hope you had a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Martha, a very Happy Birthday to you! Oh I love all your china tea cups! And that little black poodle figurine looks like my little Bear! I hope you are able to relax as you put away all your treasures.

Paula said...

Hi Martha! Thanks so much for following my blog! I love that teapot and would love to have it - my husband is the tea drinker in the family!

Paula at Home In Douglas

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Happy belated Birthday, Martha!