Nov 25, 2013


Hello Ladies:  Welcome to Tea cup Tuesday No. 193!  Transition week for all of us. It looks like I may not make the mark of finishing Christmas shopping by the end of November.  I am not a big "Black Friday" gal.  My family on the other hand, those crazy ladies, look forward to it all year. As we prepare our tables and plan our meals for Thanksgiving, I do want to stop and thank God for all the wonderful blessings He has given my family. Our family has been so blessed this year.  My husband's health has begun to improve, my son got hired as a fireman, both daughters have beautiful healthy children, we love so much.  I have a Mother and Father-in-Law  in great health.  Really God has been good to us.  We truly have so much to thank God for. I also thank God for the wonderful friends I have made these past years on this little blog.  You have changed my life for the better. 

This week I want to show you a couple of Christmas Tea cups.  Yes, I am excited that we will be sharing Christmas tea cups and decor.  The first tea cup I am sharing is called "Cup of Christmas Tea".  I have the tea pot and sugar & creamers to this cup.  They have not come out of storage yet.  Not the most expensive tea set around, but it says "Merry Christmas" with every sip of tea you have.  

My next cup is a Copeland, Spode, Christmas Tea Cup.  A common pattern, it  says Christmas  like nothing else. 

I know most of you are getting ready for Thanksgiving, with family and enough food to feed an army. Next week begins the first of many Christmas Parties, for me. Before we hit the ground running, let's remember, first that "people are more important and things" and second "as Christians, we are called to walk in forgiveness."  Two simple rules that will make your holidays a blessing.  I have received a few emails from ladies who are really struggling with hard things in their lives right now.  I  know I did last year, if you want me to pray for you, please email me and I will be happy to do that for you.  Your prayer request of course will be kept confidential.  My email address is 

This weekend, I had a blast with my Grandchildren.  Princess Maya, was perfect, always letting us in on family secrets!  Noah was "active and active, (did I say active?") and Sophia was happy just singing to herself out loud in the restaurant.  It was so much fun. The ice cream was the best! Our family was also a part of Christian Life Church Ground Breaking.  Don't we just look so important?  Don't tell anyone, but we took the picture after the Mayor and others left.  Too fun!

Wishing you the best Thanksgiving you have ever had. Thank you for your faithfulness to this party.  Both Terri and I so appreciated and love you.  

Hugs, Martha

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Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your Christmas teacup Martha! Have a blessed Thanksgiving....hugs, Penny

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Your family is so lovely and all look of you look so happy performing. Your grand children are too cute!!! I would love to try those ice cream cones....they look delicious! Your shelf is starting to look like Christmas ~ I must start to decorate. Thanks again for the beautiful teacup. It will be exciting for me to check the mail on the weekend. I do appreciate your friendship! Hope your Thanksgiving Day is perfect!
Take care,

doodles n daydreams said...

Lovely tea cups Martha. I love the Christmas patterns. It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas...
Also love the photo's of everyone with their yummy looking ice creams, they are so enormous :) and the ground breakers. Lots of fun by the look of it.


Poppy said...

Hello sweet Martha,

I so enjoyed your post today, and so very glad to hear that your husband is doing better. What a fun time you have with your grands; there's nothing more fun than that!

Love your 'A Cup of Christmas Tea' cups; very charming! Thanks so much for hosting and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tea in the Library said...

What fun ! Love the ice cream pictures and the ground breaking picture is great! Your words of wisdom will set the tone for my day. Happy Teacup Tuesday, dear Martha! I know you will have a blessed week.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Martha,
I love your message as to what we should be dwelling on this season. All true!
Blessings, Ruthie

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Now I want ice cream too!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Martha,
I love seeing your family pictures. You all have so much fun!
Your teacups are so pretty. It looks like you're getting ready for Christmas.
I'd love for you to pray for me during the holiday season.
Happy Thamksgiving blessing to you and yours.

Snap said...

Martha, you have such a beautiful family -- look at all those smiling faces! As always, love your teacups. The holidays (holy days) are here. Beautiful and full of joy. Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas! So pretty! I love the Christmas tea cup! And so glad your husband is improving. We are so blessed, aren't we! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...although we know it's not a day but a lifestyle, don't we?!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely post of good wishes and blessings, Martha! I am so happy to hear your hubby's health is improving! I love your Christmas Cup of Tea; such a pretty pattern. And your Spode teacups are the perfect match to my mugs. Would love to find a couple like yours. Thank you for your visit and I wish you and your lovely family a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!


Kathy said...

I just love that Thanksgiving and Christmas come side-by-side it is so very important to remember to be thankful and to remember that God loves us so much! This should fill our hearts with such joy - lovely post - adorable family - I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving - I appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
you have the perfect cups for Christmas time. I hope you have a wonderful Tanksgiving with your sweet family. Thank you for sharing all the nice things of your life and for hosting this party.
Best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
Your post is so festive today : )
Perfectly cheery, and cheery is what we need.
Your Christmas tea cup is lovely. All your decorations are lovely too. I am just beginning my holiday decorating.
I always appreciate your prayers Martha. Thank you!

Cynthia said...

Your Christmas teacups are just beautiful, Martha! I love looking at them, especially the first one. I have a thing about Holly! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Martha.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your Christmas teacups!

janice15 said...

O how I have missed reading your post and stopping in.. I love your Christmas Tea cup.. I have a tea pot just like that.. and I love it.. found it two years ago at the goodwill... I hope you have a wonderful Holiday with your family...such lovely pictures... with love Janice

KathyB. said...

This tea time post had me smiling and then laughing at the end ! I love the picture of you all looking very important ( but of course you are ! ) with shovels and laughing.

Your family is so attractive and I am a sucker for pics of people enjoying being with their grandchildren. Hey, if you're a grandparent and want to pull out your phone or wallet & show me pics of grandchildren, I am your audience !

Veronica Roth said...

Much love to you Martha and to your entire family. I hope you have the best holiday celebration and thank you so much for your sweet prayer. Although I struggle with religion, I have printed it out and put it under my pillow to remind myself of your kindness and love for me. It means the world to me. Much love. :)

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Such a lovely post! all the pretty Christmas cups and the lovely words and your lovely family!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours:-)

Beth said...

Your Christmas tea cups are lovely, Martha. My favorite is "A Cup of Christmas Tea." I enjoyed seeing you having fun with your family. Blessings to you all and Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...By now, you and your sweet family have had the yummy Thanksgiving dinner! We have, too, and I feel like not eating for a month.

Thanks to you and Terri for hosting this sweet party every week.

Lovely Christmas teacup, by the way! Susan

Sandra Pecić said...

Wonderful day!!!I love it:)

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