Hello Ladies! Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 208! Hope you had a great week, filled with wonderful things to be thankful for. Our Noah is still a little under the weather, but not enough to keep him from celebrating his 6th Birthday. We had a weekend filled with fun and everyone can now use a little R & R.
It turned out that my Laundry Room, was the most damage by the termites. So, I am under full construction to re-do my Laundry Room. It had been years since I had done anything to it. I was not really ready for the large expense, but it will look very pretty when they are done. Always have to look for a silver lining, otherwise, you go nuts. A bit of advise, if you think you have termites, do something about them as soon as possible. I learned that lesson the hard way. They have to come back and re-treat the new lumber. Also, found out the very large and old Sycamore tree next to the house has termites. Not sure what I need to do next about that. This is what the wood looked like. I am so thankful, I did not go through the floor.
I just finish a new article for Shabby Lanes Magazine on collecting plates. I am featured quarterly. Who would have thought? Let me know if you see it. Have a new cup to share with you this week. It was a thrift store find. You may have noticed I have not been purchasing a lot of new cups, I am trying to scale down, but this one is a beauty. The price was right $5, so I had to do it. It is a David Michael, Staffordshire, England. So very pretty, don't you think?
The next cup is a vintage Coalport. It really is a soup bowl, but I store it with my cups. I have had this one forever, my husband purchased it for me years ago at an estate sale.
The last cup is a Queen's Fine China, pattern name "English Chintz." The beautiful brooch is a hand painted Limoges.
I am reading this wonderful book about being thankful. So, I am going to try to only focus on the things that I am grateful for. Right at the top of my list are these wonderful Grandchildren.
Princess Maya, Gold Award for academics and excellent state test scores!!
I am sure the brains come from Grandma!
Our birthday boy, Noah! Age 6!
Let's not forget Sophia!
God has been good to me, bugs and all. Have a wonderful week. I look forward to visiting all your pretty homes and having tea. Hugs, Martha