Hi Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 195! The Christmas Spirit has hit my home. What a difference a week makes. My home is 95% done, only 2 gifts left to buy (YES!) and party season has begun. By now most of your homes have been decked out for Christmas. Christmas bins have been emptied and the Halls have been Deck! I am in a much better place this week. I feel like I have my life back under control. Thank you so much for praying for me. The party season has begin for me and it started with Sophia's first ballet recital. Not much of a public dancer, but she makes up for it in cuteness! Went to an ornament exchange that night, which was a blast! I will be hosting a Christmas Tea on Wednesday, here at my home. I always have a large group, it is a great way to just love on friends.
Here is a little tour of what I have done so far. If I would get my act together, I could post at least twice a week and show you more.
I am sharing some fun Christmas cups this week. Starting with a Lefton's Americana Rose, tea cup. I love this pattern. It is pottery, not china, however, it can hold it's own against the finest tea cups. I am lucky enough to own the a large set of this pattern. Don't you just love it?
The second cup is also pottery by Palissy Pottery, Staffordshire, England. The pattern name is "View Near Hurley Berks," Thames River Scenes. I think this is an amazing piece of Red Transferware. This year I was lucky enough to find a service for 8 of vintage Staffordshire dinnerware, It is all in a lace like, Red Transferware. I now have choices for Christmas dinner.
The last cup I am sharing today is from Saxony, Germany. To me it looks like a divided cup, where one side of the cup has a space for the tea bag. It says "Merry Christmas." It could be a shaving mug. Maybe our friend Ruth can tell us?
My Princess Maya was at the party with me this weekend. You have to see her, she was wearing heels. Where did the time go? This beautiful young lady is my niece, Blair, can you just tell she was on the Rose Bowl Court? One of the games we played at the party was to make a Christmas Tree from items provided. She is the perfect present.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I know everyone is very busy. Both Terri and I appreciate each and everyone of you. Remember you can email me, if you are in need of prayer. Sending hugs, Martha