Nov 18, 2013


Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 192!  As I visited your wonderful blogs last week, I have noticed many of you have Thanksgiving Decor and some have Christmas Decor up in your homes.  For ladies like me, it takes a long time to get my home ready for the holidays.  This is my favorite time of year and I like to have it up as long as I can.  So I said all that to say, my home is half Thanksgiving and the beginning of Christmas Decor.  My Grandchildren are just not sure what holiday I am getting ready for.  I don't know about you, but my calendar gets very full for the Holidays and I don't want to miss a thing! 

Before I start sharing cups, I want to tell you a funny story.  I call it "Love Hurts!"  My Sophia spent the night this weekend.  As we are getting ready for bed, she leans over to give me a big hug.  We both miss judged the incoming embrace and her head hit my front teeth.  I was sure I was going to lose my tooth.  Luckly my son was home and he assured me that I was just going to have a fat lip.  I was trying not to cry because it hurt so much.  I did not want to make Sophia feel bad, who's only remark was "ouch".  She was just trying to give her Grandma a big hug.  My lips got huge and they were so tender to the touch. Between having a bag of ice on and off my lips, Sophia kept kissing me on the lips, because she thought I was puckering up for a big fat kiss, when in reality my lips were just getting bigger. How could I say no?  Oh the pain!  This picture only shows it at the first stage of swelling. 

 I am sharing red cups this week, with the first one being a Royal Stafford from England.  I just love the deep red color of this cup.  It is so beautiful.

Cup No. 2 is a Royal Grafton from England as well.  It has the same shape as the Stafford.  The hot pink rose is just a surprise in the middle. 

The last cup is a Carlton Ware, also English. Carlton Ware is one of my favorite manufactures.  Everything they make is so delicate, this cup is no exception.  

I am pleased to announce we have a winner of the tea cup.  Congratulations to Karen of  Karen's Cottage and Castle.  Please email me with your address and I will send it to you. Thank you to all who have followed my blog so faithfully. 

Noah and Mommy enjoying a Mother - Son Dance at school.  Once again here is the link with fingers crossed. Have a wonderful week!    Hugs, Martha   


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Hello Martha dear - I am so sorry I have been absent from the "tea world" of Blogland so long. Fall is a crazy time of year for me, busiest one of all.

FIRST let me say congrats to the lucky winner. Then to say OUCH, indeed - oh that fat lip, you poor darling!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love your beautiful red tea cups, too. I like to stay AUTUMN as long as possible, too, because I host Thanksgiving dinner, and because we get SO inundated with All Things Christmas that I don't like to rush it. I don't and probably will never put Christmas up until after Thanksgiving.

As for Terri - I know she lives in Ohio - and an acquaintance of mine just lost her son too. Do you know if this friend is from Marblehead, by chance?

Anyway, Terri is missed, too, since I have been away from tea. If you talk with her tell her HI from me.


Tea in Texas said...

Oh I am so sorry for your accident on your lips. I know it is so sore and really hurt during all the kisses. Hope you are feeling better.
The gorgeous cups and saucers in all the red and gold are perfect for a Christmas tea tIme. My favorite is the first cup and saucer. Have a great week!


doodles n daydreams said...

Oooh that looks sore, Martha.
Once again the cups are beautiful.
A lovely picture of Noah and his Mum.
I don't do the Christmas decorating till mid December but today we finished our Christmas shopping. Now to get the overseas parcels wrapped and away this week!!


Antiques And Teacups said...

That is an owweee! I am so sorry! Hope it's healing well. I love the vibrant red teacups. So pretty!
Thanks for hosting and letting us know about Terri.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, that looks so sore, Martha. Hope you heal up really quickly.
Congratulations to Karen for winning the lovely teacup.
Your red teacups are beautiful. I have a black and gold one like your Royal Stafford. Thank you for hosting and thank you for letting us know about Terri.


Christina Paul said...

Oh No! hope you it gets better soon! just think some people actually pay for lip injections- you're on trend lol
Congrats to the winner of the lovely tea cup and thanks again for hosting your delightful parties!


Lucky winner, congrats to Karen! Oh, ouch!'s happened to me before too, right on the lip! Hope you get better soon, my friend, lol! Love the teracups, you have the best ones! Thanks for the lovely party.
Big hugs,

Karen said...

Oh Martha!
I am so excited to win the teacup! I haven't been blogging this week due to some health problems and family concerns so your gift has given me great joy! I am ecstatic!! Thank you so very much for chosing me! I am not sure how to contact you but will see if I can find out. Thank you soooo much.
I am very worried about your lip. Poor you. I hope it heals quickly.
Thanks again!

highheeledlife said...

Martha I hope your lip feels better soon... it looks sore. Hang in there. Thank you for sharing these fabulous teacups with us and hosting!! Hugs, C. (HHL)

Kathy said...

Hello Martha - bless your and Sophia's heart - I've had that happen before - funny - not funny! Gorgeous teacups - so exquisite! Congratulations to Karen! I am delighted to join your party - I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

KathyB. said...

Congratulations to the winner of the beautiful tea-cup ! I am sorry about your lip, but all in the name of grandmotherly & granddaughterly love. I hope the swelling has gone down by now.

The red teacups are so lovely and flat out stunning. I especially like the Royal Grafton teacup.

Thank-you for hosting this event so faithfully Martha. You & Terri are such good hostesses. Sometimes though, life requires us to attend to what is most important, and I am glad Terri is with someone who needs her.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Martha,
I can just picture you decorating for the holidays. I love, love, love that second teacup with the pink rose. It sure is pretty!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those teacups have a perfect colour for Christmas!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh Martha! Ouch ouch ouch! Fell better soon! I love your little Christmas tree pins. They look beautiful with your red teacups. (I have a Christmas tree pin collection too, and recently posted about a new way to display them.)

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Martha
Preciosas como siempre tus tazas de té, encantadoras, finas y elegantes. Me encantan los broches, el de Navidad es precioso.
Un beso grande querida amiga.
Cariños desde Argentina.

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