Sep 30, 2013


Hello Ladies:  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 185.   Just got back from a wonderful weekend in Palm Springs with all my children, grandchildren and mother.  It was so much fun. I so needed to rest to face my home.   I was hoping that all the work would be done when I got back, however, that was not to be. Looks like I have a few more days of living like this.  I am trying to keep my head in a good place, even though most of my living room is in the master bedroom.  Both my bathrooms and kitchen have no counter space. The sweet painter sanded without closing any doors, so you know the rest. I have at least 3 more days of this. All those white spots are nail holes, oops!

I hope you do not mind, but I am only sharing one cup today, that is all I can deal with.  I am sharing this hand painted Lefton, pedestal cup.  It is more amazing in person.  

I also have another free tea cup this week.  All you have to do is be the first one to ask me for it. It is the one pictured
at the top of this post.  It is a vintage Johnson Brothers, from England.  My youngest daughter, Vanessa,  came by the house today to do some "shopping" for free.  She took furniture and decorations and you can't tell anything left here.  This is not good.  I just might have a problem?!

 I read a blog today about having to change things around all the time.  I feel lucky that through this blog I have found friends who love to do the same thing.  I am so glad that I started this blog.  You ladies are amazing and always so encouraging to me. 

I will be joining lots of  parties this week.  It looks like I will have plenty of time, as I cannot do a thing about anything right now.   Please visit Terri, she always has such wonderful tea cups to share each week.    Here is this week's link.  Thank you for being so faithful to this party and me!  Can you believe we have been doing this for 185 weeks.  It has become a fun habit!  Have a wonderful week. Hugs and blessings,  Martha

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Shane Pollard said...

Hello Martha

Oh how wonderful for you to have some time out with your precious family - you all look so happy!

I love your cups today - I would love to win the one you are offering....

Just hang in there - only three more days and you can get back to some normality - then it's putting all those tea sets back!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Martha, how I feel for you in the midst of all the chaos in your home. But pretty soon it will be all put to right again and you can relax. You will have a sense of a job well done. Hang in there, my friend. Looks like the cup is spoken for. I love JB. Your Lefton teacup is gorgeous! Nice choice to share with us today.


Kathy said...

I've been there! When we first moved in and they were fixing the plaster walls - I called our home the dust bowl! LOVE this teacup - so elegant - I hope you have a blessed week - I do appreciate you hosting and sharing!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

It's so unsettling to have your house turned upside down, isn't it? But it will all be worth it in the long run!

Jocelyn said...

It is disturbing to have work in progress in your home. Even outside! We had our house painted and I was so glad when they were done. I am not much for moving things around, but I do like to decorate for the seasons. Wishing you a blessed week!.

Jocelyn @

xinex said...

You might just be sharing one cup but it sure is gorgeous. Good luck in seeing the end of all that work, Martha. It will get there but I sure don't envy you, lol...Christine

GlorV1 said...

Hi Martha. Been there, done that. We just got done with our living room and dining room and now it will be the pantry room. Lots of work but it's worth it afterwards. Glad you enjoyed your birthday getaway and you look very happy with your family. Happiness is key. Love your cups. Have a wonderful day and don't work too hard. Take care.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...Oh gosh, I hope the project wraps up soon so you can be comfortable in your lovely home once again.

Oh, Martha, the grandkids are getting so big. Can hardly believe it!

Good luck, my dear friend. Hugs. Susan

Michelle said...

Hi Martha, Everyone looks so happy in your family photo. I love the Lefton tea cup and saucer set. The gold on the cup is simply gorgeous.
Happy Tuesday! ~Michelle


Oh lovely lady, I loved Palm Springs and went a lot because of my room mate's father lived there and we in LA. I remember the movie stars in those days, all over the place! Gorgeous family photo too! The Lefton teacup is simply stunning. Thank you for this lovely party. Big hugs,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So glad you had a wonderful relaxing birthday trip! Your teacup is beautiful! Thanks so much for hosting!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
the nice part was your birthdy trip. But now the homecoming is had. Poor girl. Anyway thats a outstanding tea cup and worth, to be shown separate. Thank you for haring this special cup. I wish for you that the mess will go over soon and all is shiny and nice again in your home. Thank you for sharing this tea time under this circumstances and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
I am glad to see it is getting done. I hope that very soon you will have your home back to rights, and you will feel so good : )
How wonderful your family and you look! I am happy to hear that your trip to Palm Springs went to well.
Both cups are dear!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Martha, you're a lucky girl! I love seeing you beautiful face so happy with your precious grandchildren and your mom. Ok, so the house is a bit of a construction zone, but you know what they say; you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette. Hopefully this won't take too long and eggs which are not meant to be broken will stay intact. Thinking of you. :)

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday. The teacup that you shared today is so lovely. Your renovations will be worth it. Thank you for hosting. Take care,

NanaDiana said...

Oh what a mess you came home to, Martha! I have lived in messes like that and it is NO fun! Just think-soon it will all be over and you can start cleaning up dust! lol

That teacup you showcased today is one of the most beautiful cups I have ever seen. it is amazing- xo Diana

Tea in the Library said...

Gorgeous cup. A trip with everyone sounds both wonderful and exhausting! Good luck with the reno

SarahGeorge said...

Hello dear Martha!
Its wonderful to know that you had some lovely family time. You, your mom and grand kids are all looking lovely :). The cups are pretty too :)

SarahGeorge said...

Hello dear Martha!
Its wonderful to know that you had some lovely family time. You, your mom and grand kids are all looking lovely :). The cups are pretty too :)

Miss Kathy said...

Hahaha, Martha, too funny you and moving things around! And your daughter not putting a dent in the decor - yes - there are many kindred spirits out there. Joy to you as you look forward to the day, soon, when everything will be in its place and sanctuary will return.

Anonymous said...

This too shall pass :)

The teacup you are featuring is so beautiful...lovely colors and pattern. And quite royal looking with the gold outside and trim.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your cup is simply gorgeous!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Marty. I am so happy for you. How wonderful that you got to spend time with your beautiful family. The house will get done.. I know it can get overwhelming but hang tight.. Love the tea cups too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I do appreciate your time.



Mona's Picturesque said...

Hi Martha :)
I happen to adore little lovely teacups and I can hardly believe I just found someone blogging about them. What a lovely place you've got here ♥
Have a nice day!

The Charm of Home said...

That is a beautiful cup Martha! hope all is back in order soon! Thank you for hosting and for joining HSH!


Oh dear Martha, I'm so happy you had a wonderful time in beautiful Palm Springs with all your dearest family. Thank you so much for putting up the party although you have so much to do. The teacup is the stunning one ever! Have a happy week.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hello Martha, your tea cup is just so lovely! Your family is beautiful, there is nothing better than spending time with our loved ones. xo
I love your sweet blog and am a new follower. <3 xo Karen

Pensando en Haiku, Karin Rosenkranz said...

beutifull, this blog is wonderfull.