Jan 24, 2014

GROW YOUR BLOG PARTY!

2 Bags Full
Today, I am joining the "Grow Your Blog" Party!  I was a part of this party last year and just had lots of fun meeting new friends.  For the ladies that regularly follow my blog, you know that I am a collector of "things".  As long as it is pretty, has roses or is pink, I collect it.  All of us collect something.   I don't know why, we just do!  It may not be something that is considered a major "collectible," but if it tickles our fancy, we collect it. 



I have been in the "collecting business" for years now.  What I have notice is that it is not limited to one age group or just women. A wide variety of different people are involved in this wonderful past time.  Today, I am  sharing some lady figurines that I have been adding to my collections regularly.  Adding as many pieces to my china cabinet has become one of  my never ending desires.  Even though I have personally declared this year my year of "minimizing" I can always make room for one more.  Anyone who loves the likes of Royal Doulton, Coalport or  Lladro, knows how stunning these pieces can be. My newest love is the vintage Cordey Porcelain Lady Busts.  Lady figurines like Lefton, Josef and Dresden take our breath away.  So I say "collect on ladies."




Every Tuesday my friend Terri and I also share our love of tea cups, we call it Tea Cup Tuesday. Feel free to join us on any given Tuesday, we are always here to have a cup of tea with you and share our love of tea cups and family.   Please feel free to take my button. Look forward to visiting as many of you as I can. 
BLESSINGS, Martha

38 comments:

Micupoftea said...

Hi Martha :)
Sounds like your collections are extensive and give you lots to smile about. I don't think I really collect anything- I have a few teacups, which I use regularly and buy infrequently. I also have a few dolls but rarely add another. Perhaps with a 'kid' in college it doesn't occur to me, but I may add more things in the future. Have fun at the party and I hope you get new followers. Thx for hosting the tea party every week :)
S

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Martha, your lady figurines are just lovely! I collect too! I mean whatever is pretty and catches my eye, that's me!

Christina Paul said...

You have such a great eye for finding treasures - I love the round painting of the lady in the last photo- is that on porcelain? such fun being part of Vicki's grow Your Blog party.

Karan Cox said...

Love the ladies. I have a few that belonged to my Grandma so they are very special to me.

Maybe one of these days I will be able to have my whole home in Victorian look so I can use these in a more prominent position than in the China Hutch.

Keep telling my hubby we need to sell our ranch home and move into an old Victorian home .

Karan

Susan said...

Love your collections, Martha, love your posts and tea cups, and love you! You are one-in-a-million! Susan

liniecat said...

Such fabulous ladies and divine ornaments but Oh so much dusting surely? lol
Im a GYB volunteer popping in ahead of Vicki so expect her dropping too.
Thank you for a peek at your feminine world : )
Lyn

Daisy Jones said...

what pretty ladies you are collecting, I too love all things vintage....popping by as part of the 'grow your blog day' Its such a lovely way to find super new blogs to read...I am joining along with you too
bestest weekend wishes
Daisy j

Tanya Rachelle said...

Wonderful blog! Following you for a little while now! I love seeing your beautiful treasures! Your blog is lovely!
~Tanya

Tami Von Zalez said...

I try to rein in my "collecting" habit. The Mr. just rolls his eyes when he sees what I drag home from the thrift shops.

Visiting from GYBH - come on by for a visit.
thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

EvalinaMaria said...

Nice to meet you! For some reason I've missed you last year... You have a very lovely blog - I'm sure I'll be back. Who knows... maybe for a Tea cup Tuesday?
Evalina, This and that...

Terri said...

Hello Martha, I wanted to make sure I popped over for your Grow your Blog Party. Your figurines are all just lovely! What a collection you must have. I have enjoyed your blog and love all your marvelous collections you share.
Hugs,
Terri

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh my, your lady figurines are simply exquisite! It's a pleasure meeting you, Martha! You have an absolutely beautiful collection...each piece is so delicate and delightsome! I love collection pretty tea cups...to me they look like beautiful Victorian ladies dressed in their finery! Thanks for sharing your beauties with us! Have a lovely weekend! hugs, Poppy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Martha, nice to see you during the GYB party. I've always enjoyed the teacups and bling you share over tea.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Martha, I love your blue and white jasper Wedgwood. You are truly correct about collecting, geez once you start it's hard to stop. Happy collecting to you too.

Blessings,

Ada

Nancy Claeys said...

Hi Martha! What a lovely view of some of your pieces... I used to collect many vintage things back in the day, but am now trying to declutter a bit, so not so much collecting going on. Sigh. Happy to be a new follower, I can enjoy your collection every time I visit. xo

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Martha, I've not been over here in quite some time. Nice to see you are still blogging and collecting. I sure wish Gwen was still blogging since she is the one who got me started in the first place. :) Hope you are well, best wishes, Tammy

janice15 said...

I always love to visit with you Martha I learn new things all the time… Your items are always lovely..Happy Sunday with love Janice

hungryhippie said...

Love those ladies! Thanks for stopping by hungryhippie, following you to see more lovelies soon. :D

Donna Heber said...

Hi Martha,

I know you ... LOL. We have had tea together. I'm glad you joined the party. I'm just finishing up visiting the last batch of bloggers. So many joined this year. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs - Donna

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your figurines are beautiful Hugs Judy

Jeanne said...

Hello Martha! It is so nice to meet you, and am joining up with you from Growing Your /blog! So nice to see that you joined my blog, and here I am joining you also. Hoping to get to know you and looks to me as if we have alot in common. Have a wonderful day! and will join you for tea on Tuesday! Hugs from Texas!

S said...

I like collecting things too - and pink, roses and pretty - definitely meets my criteria. Thanks for following my blog - I'm adding yours to the Decorating section of my reader!

A little bit country said...

Oh my, Tea cup Tuesday. That sounds like my kind of thing. I have an obsessive collection of retro tea cups and saucers. I will be sure to join in. Elaina xo

A little bit country said...

Oh my, Tea cup Tuesday. That sounds like my kind of thing. I have an obsessive collection of retro tea cups and saucers. I will be sure to join in. Elaina xo

Sami said...

HI Martha, thanks for joining my blog followers. I also love to collect - at the moment I love going into thrift shops and searching for vintage Pyrex dishes. I have a doll collection, collect stamps, postcards...

Beverly C. Stigge said...

Make mine Earl Gray tea!

gracie said...

Love your collection photos.....nice to meet to.

~ Toni ~ said...

I'm slowly working my way through the blogs that participated in the GYB Party this Saturday. Since I had commitments that I could change, I'm playing catch-up. I'm so glad that I stopped by today to see your Tea Cup Tuesday. They are lovely. Have a wonderful day!

the east coast desi said...

What a wonderful collection Martha. I'm so glad I got a chance to visit your blog through GYB. And thank you for stopping by mine.
Warm regards,
Sruthi

Louise said...

Your collections are lovely, I collect odds and ends. Right now I am interested in Blue Ridge China plates that I hang on the wall in my kitchenette space. You have inspired me to share my collections. (I'm sometimes at a loss of what to blog about.) I have some pink depression era glass, but will not be getting more due to lack of space. I've come round from the GYB party and followed you. Thanks for following me, too. :)

Mexitali Rose said...

I love your collection of vintage. Thanks for stopping by my blog during the GYB event. I just might have to join a few Teacup Tuesdays.

Bluefinch said...

Hello! It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for following my blog. I saw the small bodice figures in the last pic and had to call my mom to check out your blog too. She collects those! I think they all had skirts attached at one point that were pin cushions. Do you know this to be true too? Can't wait to see more!
XO
Rachel

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love to collect too, china and teacups and linens. Just cleared out a whole bunch, but I'm thinking I just made room for more!

Birgit said...

Hi Martha,

Lovely to meet you! I hope you find a lot of "nice ladies" for your collection this year. :)

Greetings from Germany,
Birgit

Dawn Castrova said...

I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 368 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com

macmillanmarie said...

I love to collect too - your pieces are charming. Thanks for sharing.

Linda H said...

Waving Hello to you Martha from cold snowy (presently stormy) eastern Canada! I'm making my way around on the GYB party- finishing up today! It's been a long and wonderful list!!