Apr 28, 2014

COUNTING MY BLESSINGS WITH A CUP OF TEA!






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



20 comments:

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Hi, Martha. What a beautiful limoge teacup! I love the lamp shade you made! I love the colors you used in the wreaths too. xoxo

Susan said...

My dear Martha. Congratulations on the baptisms. That is wonderful.

Your cups are always amazing. You have the most incredible collection of anyone I know.

Your heart wreath is adorable, too.

Martha, you are one amazing woman, yourself!

Hope your week is splendid. Susan

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: congratulations for baptisms. A great religious event. Your cups are fabulous. Your lamp and hearts are great. Nice pictures. Keep in touch

Beth Laverty said...

I love it when you can find uses for that beautiful vintage lace. And your tea cups today are lovely!
Congratulations to your son and grandson on their Baptisms!

La Petite Gallery said...

This week we had a few Baptisms
and the Bishop came Sunday for the communion lunch. I used to have a set of 8 of that Limoges, when I moved I gave it to the Salvation Army.
Love these beautiful tea cups. yvonne

kitty said...

Congratulations on the baptisms, Martha. Your wreaths are so pretty and easy, too. I love your cups, especially the one with the scene. Thank you so much for hosting and have a great week.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha.
What a big event to have two baptisms at the same time. Congratulations on the baptisms. Your tea cups are again very lovely. I hope you have a good time. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Martha, such pretty cups today. Congrats on your family getting baptised. Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Your teacups are so pretty again today. I love the soft pink tones. How exciting that your grandson and son were baptized. Sweet pic! Thank you for hosting with Terri.I just love visiting you both each Tuesday! Have a Happy Week! Karen

Beth said...

So happy your son and grandson were baptized! May the Lord bless them on their walk with Him.
Beautiful teacups, Martha! Love your crafting too. You are a talented lady!

Terri said...

Lovely Martha,
You have the sweetest son and grandson! Just look at their happy faces! Congratulations to them!
Lovely lovely tea cups! The one with the scene is really romantic. The way you are draping your lace is very romantic too.
Now your sweet wreath is amazingly cute, and sounds so easy. Thank you for sharing!
Hugs,
Terri

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hello dear Martha!
Your son and grandson are soo handsome...so sweet too. Congrats to them!
Love the sweetest and lovely teacups, as usual. Love the wreath too. Thank you for having us for tea.
FABBY

Carrie said...

Your grandson's so cute! Loved the lace on the lampshade...it's so pretty! I enjoyed all the teacups, but I think my favorite was the one with the couple. Thanks for hosting!

Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Martha! Congrats on the baptisms and I know you're taking great joy in anticipating eternity with loved ones! GREAT lampshade - my Floral Frills would look divine on lampshades! Great cups - I have a couple similar - but the big news for you in teacups is that I took the one I won from you to the Dolly & Me Tea I co-hosted recently - featured in my post today.
Take joy!
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

How thrilling, Martha! I think I would have been crying! Gorgeous, delicate teacups this week - I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,
Kathy

Deborah Montgomery said...

Your son and grandson are so sweet -- what a blessing! Your teacups are lovely.

My Forever Changing Home said...

Hey there Martha! Such a sweet post. I love the wreaths and the tea cups are gorgeous! I know you are proud and happy with the baptism of your son and grandson. So nice to meet you, I am a new follower. Hope you will visit me when you can.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Lovely dear Martha, I love baptisms, and yes, I cried at them, at least with my two g'girls, and I now I understood my mom when she was crying with my own girls, lol!
The teacups as usual, are gorgeous, but not as your lovely family!
Thanks for having us for tea.
Have a nice week.
FABBY

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