Oct 28, 2013


Hello Ladies!

Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 189! 
Can you believe next week is November? 
What is happening to our lives?

Believe it or not, I am half way through my Christmas shopping.
When I use to be together, years ago, I would have it all done in October. 
The last few years, it has been the week before Christmas before I got started.
I promised myself not this year. 
Not sure if I will make my goal, but I am going to try to finish in November. 

I like to have the month of December for just enjoying the holidays. 
My husband was very ill last year and the holidays were a blur. 
Wish me luck.  My home is beginning to look normal. 

As you can see, I put those plates up, they are no longer on the floor.
Chandeliers are still not up, curtains not up either, however,
I can see so much progress.  
I can walk through all my rooms now, yeah! 
I added more pictures to the one wall.  

I can find my tea cups, in the appropriate colors. I have a very large area of items I am going to be listing on Pretty Vintage Things. I am so proud of myself.

 I am starting my crafting again on Tuesday
and the laundry almost looks normal.

I am sharing this hand-painted Nippon tea cup trio today. 
It is so beautiful. 
The details on this set is amazing.
It has this great gold gilding all over it. 
It is one of my favorite cups.

Cup No. 2 is a Royal Albert. 
I just love this beautiful tea cup,
again the gold gilt makes it so beautiful. 

Do you notice the brooches on each tea cup?  

They are all Art Nouveau pieces.

I was lucky enough this week to come across 3 very beautiful
Art Nouveau pieces of costume jewelry. 
I just had to share them with you.
They are stunning.

As you know, I have a thing for vintage jewelry. 

I have been having trouble with the linky these last few weeks.  

You can always go to Terri's if one does not show up this week. 
We are trying to fix problem.  Blogger, just seems to eat my linky's.
Terri and I talked about how much we enjoy visiting each of you each week. 
We always look forward to what you are sharing. 

Can't leave without showing you my favorite Grandchildren. 



Martha's Favorites said...

Yay Martha! Your linky is up and working!

Your home is looking gorgeous! You must be so thrilled, and tired! lol!
The cups you are sharing today are so pretty, and the jewelry? Swoon!

I love seeing your happy healthy grandchildren : )

Jocelyn said...

I LOVE the plates on your wall. They are beautiful! Your house is really coming together. And the cup is so stunning!

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I am loving the plates on the wall! They are so pretty. Your teacups are beautiful as always. Darling grandchildren too! Thank you for sharing and coming by to have tea with me too. Enjoy your week.


Anonymous said...

beautiful tea cups, beautiful jewels, beautiful plates and beautiful beautiful children!!!!

Tea in Texas said...

Glad you are so far along on your Christmas shopping! Your house is just almost complete and is already lovely! Your lovely Noritake cup and saucer is so elegant with the unusual rim. Love seeing your grand kids. Have a Happy Halloween!


Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...

You know what? My goal is to have all shopping done by the end of November, too.

I did what you did----shop the week before Christmas and it was horrible. Too many people, not enough money, gifts picked over, blah blah blah.

HOPE I can make it by the end of November, too. Got several already purchased.

Loved all your lovely things today! Hugs to you. Susan

My Garden Diaries said...

You are pretty amazing getting all of your shopping done so early!!! And your home looks so beautiful! So many gorgeous pieces!! I must say those vintage jewelry pieces you scored are stunning!! WOW!! Happy tea to you!

Tootsie said...

I adore tea cups and tea pots! I have a whole collection sitting in the cabinets in the house...I should one day try to link in!
Thank you for the follow today...I am here enjoying your beautiful site...and going to return the gesture...hugs from Alberta Canada!

Micupoftea said...

Hello! Your grand children are precious, your home is lovely and the cups are gorgeous! HAPPY end of October. Have a great Halloween. Thx for hosting, Martha :)

des ailes de papier said...

De très belles tasses comme toujours!
bonne journée

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love the puddle skirt! So funny!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It sounds like you're getting organized around your home, Martha. Your teacups are lovely and your grandchildren are adorable. Thank you for hosting.

NanaDiana said...

Your grandkids are just darling, Martha.

Your plates on the wall are just GORGEOUS! They look beautiful up there surrounding the rose painting.

I also love your cups and you have gotten a lot done there! xo Diana

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

All so pretty - anything sparkly, I'm there!

Snap said...

Your grands are just too cute! Love the Nippon trio -- so delicate. Bring on the bling for Halloween! :) Happy Tea Day.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Martha. So nice to see you settling in! It's a chore...but a good one, isn't it? I've always loved the setting up house after a move. Lovely fall teacups...love the RA. And your new finds are lovely! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

relevanttealeaf said...

Hi Martha, I enjoyed the glimpses you shared of your home. The teacups are gorgeous, as is the vintage jewelry, but best of all is the photos of your grandchildren. Aren't grandchildren the best!
~ Phyllis

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Joy to you and congratulations on your home sweet home progress! It looks - well - very much like what I would do with my own home. Actually - looks very much like my aunt's home so I guess I come by it naturally. Kindred spirits all. Stunning Art Deco pieces, too - love that era!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
what a luck, your house is again your home! Now everything is so fine and fresh. I am sure this insprates you for a lot of nice new decorations. Thank you for sharing this oustanding collection. And the sweetest part are your grandchildren. Thank you for hosting the party,
Best greetings, Johanna

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Martha, I love seeing the grandbabies every week. They are such little treasures. I don't know which is lovelier, the jewellery or the tea cups. I especially love that oval broach with the two yellow stones, stunning. Hugs to you and thank you for listening to me and being my friend. :)

xinex said...

Beautiful teacup sets, both of them! And your house is coming together, loving all the pictures and plates on the wall. And I love seeing your precious grandchildren too. Happy Halloween!..Christine

Kathy said...

Wow! What an inspiration! I only have one Christmas present - and that's only because I saw something at the Fair that drew my Daughter's attention! So glad things are settling at your home - your teacups are so elegant paired with the bling and your grands are sweet! I hope you have a blessed week,

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I especially love the vintage jewelry, and, of course, the children are adorable. Thanks for stopping my blog and leaving your nice comment.

Barbara said...

Beatiful Grandchildren.

Barbara said...

Beatiful Grandchildren.

bj said...

ahhh, the teacups and jewelry are beautiful but what steals the show are those adorable grands. Aren't we blessed to be grandmothers. :))
Thanks for coming by...I am your #900th Google Friends Connect followers. :)

Louise-Arden said...

Your blog is beautiful , I love the new wallpaper.
The plates are just lovely and the tea cups and jewerly as sooo pretty


Beautiful Wall plates and your ANippon trio is gorgeous. The best, your beautiful g'kids, so adorable too! Thank you for hosting and have a sweet week.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, those floral plates are stunning!! What a great display! Oh goodness, I wish I could even think about Christmas shopping...Good for you, you are so smart to get a jump on it!


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