Dec 9, 2013


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


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your home is looking beautiful...hugs, Penny

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Martha,
Your home is looking lovely! I love the tutu your little one is wearing; so sweet!
Your teacups are lovely as always but I have to tell you that I am crazy for red transferware so I am LOVING your red teacup! It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and have a splendid week, my friend.

Christmas blessings,

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful pictures, Martha. Those girls are just darling. Your home looks beautiful and I love all your cups. That split cup might be for a tea bag-not sure! Someone will know! xo Diana

Ruth Weston said...

Things are looking so Christmassy! Lovely. The family looks happy it's Christmas too! Love the teacups and trinkets. Nice and sparkly! Have a great week, and thanks for hosting!

Terri said...

Oh Martha, your home is looking very festive! I think you are doing really well. The tea cups are amazing. The grandkids, adorable!!!
I wish I could have come to your tea party : )

xinex said...

Your home looks so festive, Martha. I love the Nativity and you always have beautiful teacups to show us. I particularly love the red transferware...Christine

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks like your home is bursting with Christmas cheer!

Tea in Texas said...

Martha it is always wonderful to know you are much better this week!

Tea in Texas said...

Your home is decorated for Christmas with many pretty accessories. I love your lovely red transferware cup and saucer and I am so glad you have a new to you set of red transferware china, Your grand children are cute and growing so much!


Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Sophia looks so cute in that red tutu! My daughter has danced since she was 2 and they always look so sweet in their costumes. I love the transferware teacup today. I have never seen that one before. Thank you for hosting today! Have a wonderful week my friend!
Take care,

BucksCountyFolkArt said...


Snap said...

Such a cute little dancer! All your grands are beautiful and handsome. You have definitely decked the halls. Love your cups and the bling! Merry Merry and Happy Tea Day!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
you decorated your home masterly. Love all the pretty tea cups. And your grandkids are so cute to see. Pricess Maya is now a young lady. I wish her fun and many parties. Thank yu for sharing the delights in your life and for hosting this wonderful party. Have a blessed Advent time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You are certainly decked out for Christmas and your family is sweet.

Linda said...

what beautiful Christmas displays Martha! Your family photos certainly display happiness. And your holiday teacups are gorgeous!

Beth said...

Your home is beautifully decorated. I love the nativity and your choir. You have shown lovely teacups, my favorite being the red and white transferware. Merry Christmas Martha!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

It surely does feel wonderful to have all things in order and to be able to enjoy such wonderful events - your grands are treasures! I love the red transfer ware - I might have one cup like that! I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,

Rosemary said...

Your tiny dancer is simply adorable! What a precious smile! Your holiday decorations are enjoyable! What a joyful season!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I have a weakness for red transferware, so that teacup is my favourite!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

Lovely to come and visit you and see all your wonderful Christmas photos.
Enjoyed seeing the photos of your little dancer and the decorations.
Happy week at the special time of the year.

Maria dolores Lopez godoy said...

Wow. I love your post, is very beautiful. You are very creative and wonderful. God bless you and happy holidays.
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Kathryn Ross said...

Blessings, Martha! A lovely display for Christmas cheer at your house, I see. The Nativity is very like the one I grew up with and that I hope someday to inherit. I love the American Rose cup - yes - quite splendid! Best to you and yours as you move through all your holiday preparations!

Luján Fraix said...

Bella Navidad para ti Martha. Precioso el nacimiento y todo lo que con tanto amor nos dedicas. Eres muy personal y tierna. Tu blog es una maravilla.
Muchos besos

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Hello Martha and thank you ever so kindly for visiting me and for the follow!! I of course came by to visit and your have a lovely blog. Your Christmas decor and glassware are beautiful as are your family. I am following you back. Hugs and Merry Christmas, Beverly

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