Oct 21, 2013


Hello my friends, welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 188! It appears that I just may be back among the living this week.  My living room, dining room is almost done.  All that is left is the chandeliers (still) and the jewelry.  I can walk into the rooms and not bump into anything.  All the major pieces are in place, yeah!  I am beginning to add pictures and plates.  My favorite part of this whole mess is the decorating and I will be doing that all this week. 

During this very hard time for me, I have made some very serious changes in my life. (I know, here she goes again.)  As I have been working at trying to find new places for my many collections, I am once again thinning things out.  I have to, I can't leave this work to my children.  The three of them are so different.  My first daughter, wants me to keep a price on everything so she could have one large estate sale.  My second  daughter wants to keep everything because they were her Mother's and my son, well, he would just order a dumpster. Bless his little heart!

So, I have a very large collection of boxes ready for my website, Pretty Vintage Things. I hope by next week to start listing, just in time for Christmas shopping.  If you could only see me, I would put a item in the box marked "to sell" then take it back out.  I am a mess. I am happy to report 99% of the time, they stayed in the box! (Victory in Jesus!)

My first tea cup today is this lovely Aynsley, my all time favorite tea cup.  I just love the gold inside the cup and well as the vivid colors.

This last cup is a Paragon.  I think they make amazing looking tea cups.  This is a very simple cup in a lovely light brown color.  I paired it with a very vintage seed pearl necklace.  Not sure why I like this necklace so much, maybe it is just the simplicity of it.  What do you think?

I will be having some give-aways during the next few weeks.  I regret to say, this is only for followers in the US.  It is just too expensive for me to ship internationally.  This Johnson Bros. cup is up for give away. The first one to ask for it will get to be the proud owner.  Either, comment or email me, I am good with both. 

My Grandson, Noah, won student of the month.  Here he is with the principal of the school.  The best thing was the award came with a free Ice Cream Sunday.  My Princess Maya,  did her first cheerleading this weekend and Sophia started ballet classes. As you can see they have kepted their Grandma busy. I also designed some costumes, The Fifth Dimension, to be exact and they won!  I don't even know how many of you would even remember this group from the 70's.

Here is the linky for this week.  I am having some trouble with it each week and Terri has to come in and fix it for me, as if she did not have enough to do. I am going to try it without listing the parties I am joining.  I was told that might be the problem.  For all you parties ladies, just know I will be there!  Have a great week.

Blessings, Martha


Jocelyn said...

Well I don't know if I am the first to comment, but I would love to add the rose teacup to my collection. Love your seed necklace. Very pretty.

Jocelyn @ Just a Little Southern Hospitality

Micupoftea said...

Hello Martha- lots to do but it looks like you are making headway. Your grandchildren are adorable. Love the cups, especially the last one. Happy Teatime,

Anonymous said...

Dear Martha - Delighted to hear things are settling for you and LOL at your summary of how your children feel about your treasures - after you've gone. Sensible first daughter has a point about tagging things. But, I admit I would be prone to second daughter wanting to steward Mama's treasures. And,d take heart - my son would order the dumpster, too. Blessings as you work through these changes - God will bring peace.

GlorV1 said...

Hi Martha. Just popped in. Nice post and I am loving the teapot. Are you okay? I got a little concerned when you started talking about your own estate salo. Hope all is okay. Have a great day.

Terri said...

I am so sorry Martha! I can't get into your account to fix the linky! Boo hoo! Google has changed something for sure. I am in the process of learning more about it.

Cynthia said...

I LOVE The Fifth Dimension! How awesome that you designed costumes for them. Oh, Martha! Your tea cups are so beautiful. I look forward to seeing every week what you are going to share with us. Cheers!

Susan said...

Hello dear Martha....So many good things happening for you this week. That was great news.

Love that Noah got the prize! What a handsome little boy. YIKERS. It seems he was just a baby yesterday. No more baby!

Take care and know that I am so happy things are better for you. Hugs. Susan

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Martha, Love that golden cup to pieces. I was just telling Teri that these kinds of shiny gold things remind me of my childhood and my grandmother, who always had shiny gold things around. I'm so glad things are getting better for you and you can move around your house. I hate it when I don't have order. Also, I know the feeling of the "give-away" box sitting on the floor. I really have to do that quickly and immediately or else it all makes it's way back...lol. What are we like? (finished a little something for you and sent it to you yesterday.) Hugs

NanaDiana said...

OH, Martha- I know what you are going through. I am sorting through my things, too, and trying to decide what to keep for memory's sake and what to let go. It is not an easy task for us gals, is it?

Blessings to you- I know we will both feel "freer" when some of this is behind us- xo Diana

KathyB. said...

You are brave Martha, packing your treasures to sell and/or give away. You sound like me too. I have been de-cluttering, reorganizing, and re-homing items because I do not want my children to have so much to do should I drop dead or .... ?

The teacups you posted are truly beautiful, but not even a smidgeon of beauty compared to your lovely grandchildren. Yes, you are so blessed.

xinex said...

I am glad you can breath in your living room now, Martha and good luck decorating and have fun! Congrats to Noah for being student of the month. I love your Aynsley teacup, so pretty!...Christine

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
I can imagine how hard it must be to let parts of the collection go. Your pieces are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. You grandkids are growing and deceloping so beautiful. I wish you a good time with them. Best greetings,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I'm so glad things are settling down for you. Your teacups today are really beautiful. As much as I like the gold one, I think I like the pale brown floral one because of its softness. Congratulations to Noah! What a wonderful young man he is to win such an award! Thank you for taking time out of all the busyness to share your pretties. Hope your day goes well.


Kathy said...

Hello Dear Martha, I am glad the remodelling is progressing - getting things decorated and in order will be fun - congratulations to whomever won the teacup - I do cherish the one I won quite a while back - love the soft colors of the Paragon teacup! I hope you have a blessed weekend,

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, you made me laugh describing your children's reactions to your collections! I think I would have the same reactions from mine! Lovely tea cups today and that necklace is just so sweet. But what really made me smile are the lovely photos of your grandchildren. Congratulations to your grandson Noah! Can't wait to see your remodeling. Hang in there! xo

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