Sep 16, 2013


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 183! The packing has begun for me. I am on my 6th bin and the one large china cabinet is half empty. I don't do well in a mess. I may be a serial collector, however, thing are usually in order, unless I am working on something. My hope is to have the living room empty by the end of the week. Not sure, if that will work, but that is the plan anyway. My grandson, Noah, has the croup today and yesterday, he was making phone calls to say his good-byes, telling everyone how much he loved them. It was so funny and sad at the same time. He gets his drama from his Mamma's side of the family and his low pain tolerance from this Daddy's side of the family. At least I know now, I get to keep his Lego collections. Too cute:) By the way, when the doctor told him he was going to be alright, he perked right up and asked for a popsicle.

My post is going to be a little mix and match today. In the mist of packing and realizing I just have too much, I purchase a tea cup. (Don't say a word, I already know!) This was an R.S. Prussia and you know how expensive they can be. It was $6 and beautiful what would you have done? (Don't answer that!) Just look at how beautiful it is and it not even Pink! I am so smitten with this cup. It looks like grapes are growing all around it.

So, before you decide that I have totally lost it. I did a good thing. I have been storing only pink tea cups so far and I have decide to sell 6 of them. One out of each bin! (Here is where you give me points.) Here are three that I am going to put on my website. However, if you want them, let me know and I will make you a deal you can't refuse, $10 each. You have to let me know through my email or blog only. Here are the first three. Each one has a rose motif. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

This one is a Hankook.

It is followed by the Johnson Brothers cup.

The last one is the Franciscan.

The last pretty I am going to show you today is a Limoges Teapot, also purchased this week for $1.49. I couldn't help it. It was Limoges!

Have a wonderful week. Still trying to get the linky correct. Keep your fingers crossed for me. If it doesn't work, I wait for Terri, she can fix anything. She will work her magic. I am so lucky to have a good friend like Terri. So many of you have become good friends, thank you for that. Thank you for caring for me despite of myself. See you at tea! Hugs, Martha

Joining the following parties 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 -


Terri said...

Hello Martha,
It looks like your linky is fine this week. I had to laugh about the lego legacy! lol! Noah is so funny! I do hope he feels better soon.
I am wishing you the very best with your packing up. I can only imagine how challenging it is for you.
I love the Prussian cup! Oh my! No wonder you fell in love with it. It has the most delicate of coloring!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

So glad you are coming along with that horrible task with which you are faced, Martha!

My little sister had Croup when we were really little and it is super scary - she had to go to the hospital, then when she came back lived in an oxygen tent for what seemed like forever. Hope your gson gets well soon.

As for your selling your teacups, well that is GREAT - they are beautiful. I need NOTHING - but it's tough to pass up!

As for your purchases, you HAD TO buy them - good investments - especially if you turn around and sell them soon. I love love love that teacup.

Thinking of you, hang in there.
Big hugs and prayers and friendship.


Oh wow, croups!...hope Noah feels better soon, he is so cute! Wish I could buy teacups, I love mine, they're like my dolls, I cannot sell them ever! Sorry for the horroble chore sweetie. Thank you for the lovely tea party, dear Martha. Have a blessed week.

Bookie said...

Prussian cup lovely, but a Limoges for $1.49!! I am picking myself up off the floor...congrats!

Tea in Texas said...

What a fabulous RS Prussia cup and saucer. Your have a wonderful collection and you are very brave to selecting the cups and saucers to sale. I am glad your grandson made a quick recovery and loved the popsicle. Have a great week!


My Garden Diaries said...

I love that story about your grandson!!! What a cutie!!! And I am smitten with that first teacup! It is beautiful!!! Have a lovely week!!!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Martha,
When we find a good deal on teacups we just have to make room for it! Your Prussia teacup is so lovely and a keeper, I'm sure! Glad your Grandson is getting better. He is so cute! Thanks for hosting your party and don't work too hard cleaning out your china cabinets!

NanaDiana said...

Your teacups are all just beautiful and I love how you photograph them. I have to say that your Noah is like our SweetCheeks-full of drama- lol xo Diana

Bernideen said...

Your collections are so amazing! And the fun vintage jewelry is your signature. Love it all Martha!

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
I love your newest addition to the teacup collection. It is beautiful. You are so good to part with some of your pretties. I am not ready to do that yet. You are such a sweet friend and it is such a pleasure indeed to visit your BlogSpot!! Thank you for hosting with Terri.
Take care,

Maria Andrade said...

Dear Martha,
It's so nice to be back to Tea Cup Tuesday! Thanks to you and the other hosts these events are a lovely routine for all of us...
I'm also trying to downsize my china collection but there are just beauties you can't resist, aren't there?! :) You did well with that RS Prussia tea cup.
Love for you and cute Noah

xinex said...

Oh how funny! Your grandson is so cute, I cannot imagine someone that young saying f=goodbye to everyone thinking he is really going, lol. Your cups are beautiful as usual but the new one is exquisite, love the raised design...Christine

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
I am glad that you are still in a good mood with all this work. You dearly deserved that new tea cup for this difficult time. So nice to see Noah again. I wish you a good development of the renovation. Thank you for sharing this tea time post and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

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

Thanks so much for hosting. I finally got around to doing a Tea post and linked up. I feel for you having to pack everything up... They are installing new wood laminate floors next week in my entire downstairs except for the Den! I have been packing up the LR and DR and painting it for weeks now!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Martha, Martha,'re so funny. I do love your Prussian teacup/saucer - they are divine! Oh, the painting on them is so beautiful. I hope your renovations for forward with grace.

Marianne xo

Anonymous said...

P.S. Your grandson, Noah, is so cute, and yes, his calling you with his last goodbyes was both funny and sad at the same time. I'm glad to see he's recovered his optimistic outlook.

The Charm of Home said...

Martha these are very pretty teacups! Thank you for hosting!

Louise-Arden said...

So Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a sense of humor you have, Martha. Your Noah, as well. I am in love with your first teacup. It is simply darling! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week.


Veronica Roth said...

Oh my gosh Martha, my middle child had croup when she was about two years old. No fun at all! I'm glad Noah is on his way to recovery. Your tea cups are beautiful and so are your broaches. I don't know if I ever told you, I collect vintage jewellery because it's so shiny and But only at flea markets and garage sales and places where it's really inexpensive. Hope you have a spectacular rest of the week; it's probably going to be memorable with the packing. Good luck sweetie. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The new teacup is lovely and like a wise woman, you are giving up some things to make room for new ones.
I sympathize with the packing, I'm never going to move again.

KathyB. said...

Croup can be scary and I am glad Noah is doing well. He is o cute. Guess we know what is dear to him, his Legos, and his grandma !Of course it is fitting they go to you, but not just yet . :)

What deals you got, who can blame you adding these treasures to your collection ? Not me. Good work Martha, and thank-you for hosting this tea-time celebration.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Are you packing because of the air-conditioner damage that needs to be repaired?

I mean, I didn't miss anything about your moving out or anything, did I?

Hope you have a good Thursday. Good luck with the packing.

And the new cup is gorgeous. YES! I would have bought it, too. Susan

Aida said...

Hi Martha, I can never thank you enough for allowing me to link in your tea parties.

Have a good weekend.


janice15 said...

So wonderful that you are moving right alone with packing up.. lol Noah is sweet hope he feels better soon.. maybe that pop did the trick.. Lovely cups and yellow rose plates.. and yes really for a dollar 49 how could you dare pass that tea pot Happy Autumn with love Janice.. p.s.don't have a lot of time to visit everyone taking care of mom these days..

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I got such a kick out of your grandson! What a little original!
I am glad he is on the mend.
Your cups are so pretty and I understand about collecting. We have downsized so I have to use great control, but I slip once in a while and give in to my habit of china and roses!
♥ Jil

Alvas Hobby og Garden Bird said...

Hello Martha!
Amazing collection:)
This is the most beautiful teacups i have ever seen!
They are just gorgeous!

Greetings from Norway:)