Apr 28, 2014


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 215. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was amazing! Both my Grandson and my Son were baptized in front of God, the church and our family. I was so proud of them both. I can't remember when I was so happy and proud of my two sons. When I asked Noah how he felt, he said "Grandma, it felt like all my sins had been watched away!" He is 6 years old, what sins? He is so cute. Also had the big craft class at church and it was a wonderful success. I promised to tell you how to make them and here goes. Very easy, find your form, cut 56 strips of fabric 10" long by 1" wide and tie them on with a double knot, until the whole wreath is covered. They look so cute and make a perfect Mother's Day gift. You can use all kinds of different fabrics, as in the red one or an old table cloth as in the white and pink one. They look very cute, pictures do not do them justice.  

As you can see from the top picture, I have been playing with vintage laces and flowers this week as well. I have covered a lamp shade in the living room. I will probably add more lace, but for right now, I like it.

Here is my first cup this week. It is a first cup is a Theodore Haviland, Limoges, France. Just look at all the detail and the gold gild. It is a Limoges and I am always smitten with them.

The next cup is Paragon. It is part of a series of different color cups with the same design.  I think I have four total.  This one is a lovely pink color. 

The next cup is German.  I love the rose lace trim on this cup and saucer. It is a demitasse. 

Looking forward to visiting all your lovely posts this week. I don't think Terri and I ever get tired of looking at lovely tea cups and the amazing vignettes you create with them.   Have a wonderful week.

Blessings, Martha

Apr 21, 2014


Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 214!  I pray that everyone had a wonderful Easter filled with friends and loved ones.  Life has slowed down for me just a touch.  I have finished Maya's, Elsa's dress (from Frozen) so now both Granddaughters are happy.  More importantly Grandma is happy to have them done.  I heard them both sign "Let it Go!" several times that day. Next big project is the Craft Class for the 40 ladies at church on Saturday.  I will be preparing for that all week long.  I will be teaching them how to do a rag wreath.  I am going to try and make a tutorial for it this week and I will of course share it with you.  I just had to show you one more Easter picture, before everything get put away. 

I have a few fun cups to share this week.  Some I don't think you have ever seen.  The first one is a Royal Stafford, "Rose Pansy, Forget Me Not" pattern.  Love the handle and the trim on this one.  You can see the hand painted details on this cup.

Cup No. 2 is a Crown Staffordshire, England.  Notice how much it looks like the first cup, but so very different.  

The last cup is a Duchess, from England.  A small single rose is the pattern on this one. 

It seems that we never get tried of looking at beautiful tea cups.  

Thank you for your  faithfulness to this party.  Terri and I always love to visit your homes each week.  Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Apr 14, 2014


Hello Ladies:  Hope you had a wonderful week.  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 213!  As promised, I am sharing pictures of the tea party this weekend.  Everyone had a wonderful time and I feel very relieved to have finished this big project.  I also finish one of the Frozen, "Eliza" dresses.  Sophia's dress is done.  Maya's is almost done.  I am so glad it fit.  I did not have a pattern for these dress and I am not very good at working without one.  To be honest, if it wasn't that my Grandchildren asked me, I would have said "No".   You can find these dresses on Etsy for about $200, they are worth every penny!

As mentioned, the tea for for 48 ladies.  Each table was a different color tea cup with a total of 6 tables.  We served 5 sandwiches and 5 different pastries.  Everything was home made including the delicious sconces. I did not take pictures of the table with the food on them.  I was so busy that when I thought about the pictures, I just took them before I forgot.   It as a beautiful day and the weather was perfect.  

At the tea, we had a mock wedding and lots of games.  The ladies could not stop laughing.  It was great.  Next on my agenda, a craft class for about 40 ladies.  Will be easy compared to all that china.   Finishing Maya's dress is my top priority.   Here is Sophia in her dress.  

As we enter into Holy Week, my prayer is that we all can get closer to Jesus and feel His Resurrection Power for our individual lives. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.  I want to thank you for all your prayers for my son in law.  He is improving daily.  Can't wait to visit this week, you are sharing some amazing tea cups lately.  My dear friend Terri, will be posting a little late.  We all know she is worth the wait!  

Blessings,  Martha

Apr 7, 2014


Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 212!  Did you notice I was missing in action last week?  To be honest I was having my own personal melt-down from too much to do and not enough time.  That does not happen to me too often, but I was on tilt last week.  My son in law was having back surgery, I had the grandchildren over night, I was responsible for pricing all the items for the church rummage sale, plus everything else that has been on my plate this month.  Well, I just needed my Mama.  Thank God for Terri, she was completely in charge.  It is good to have friends.  I still have a lot to do but, I am handling it a little bit better.  I do have a bad cold so this post may be a little short.  I am back and looking forward to the party. 

This week I am getting ready for the tea party for 50 ladies I am having Saturday.  I have all the dishes, washed and ready.  I think that was the hard part.  Getting all the little details ready is next.  I will show you all the pictures next week.  It should be very pretty.  Our lives just get very complicated sometimes.  Wishing I was a little more together, but oh well, it is what it is!  The old gray mare, she ain't what she use to be! 

I am sharing more violets this week.  Did I ever tell you I collect Violets?  I love them on plates, jars, cups and vases.  They are perfect for Easter and they multiply like the bunnies. This cup is a Royal Albert.  It is just stunning.  Love the thumb rest. I have packed up a table all of violet cups for the tea.  I will show it to you next week. 

Since I am quickly running out of energy, I am only sharing two cups.  This last cup is a  Edger Gutherz; MZ Mortiz Zdekauer, Royal Austria China Tea Cup and Saucer.   It has this gorgeous green and rose garland design. The cup is very delicate and it just screams Easter!

We were at Downtown Disney this weekend with the grandchildren.  Always a lot of fun. Here is Noah with Sophia and of course, Princess Maya!

Looking forward to visiting this week.  Thanks for your emails of concern.  You are wonderful.  I am doing so much better.  I will see you for tea! Hugs, Martha