Apr 7, 2014

TEA CUPS AND BUNNIES ARE SO MUCH FUN TO PLAY WITH!




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




25 comments:

Bernideen said...

Martha:
My husband and I say all the time "what is - is". We are just like you say - doing the best we can! This post is just lovely and especially on items are wonderful on that mirror!~

my cup of tea said...

I am sure you will have a fabulous tea party! Would love to be a fly on the wall! Get well quick! Prayers.
~Donna~

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Such pretty photos. I hope you are better soon.

Ruth Weston said...

You were missed. I hope you are feeling a bit more encouraged. We do sometimes have more on our plates than we think we can handle. Looking forward to seeing the photos from the tea! Love the violets! Lean on the One who never forsakes you when things get tough! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I missed your beautiful teacups. Your violet tea setting is so lovely.

Jocelyn

Terri said...

Hello Martha,
I am sorry to hear you are suffering with a cold too! I hope that very soon you will be feeling stronger and that your plate will not be so full.
Lovely tea cups today...violets and tea cups go so well together. The handle on yours is so sweet too. Your decorative plates are gorgeous as well.
Best wishes on your tea party. I look forward to seeing the pictures : )
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I always end up sick when I overdo. Hope you're feeling better soon and your party goes off very well. All your violets and china are beautiful and it's certainly looking like Easter at your house. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth Laverty said...

Your tea party will be fabulous. I do hope you are feeling better. I too collect a lot of violet things.

Tea in Texas said...

Your violet teacup and saucer plus the Royal China teacup and saucer are both lovely examples of your collection. You are a very busy lady and I hope your son-in-law is healing quickly. The tea party sounds like fun and i look forward to seeing the photos. Hope your week is a fun and healthy one!

Pam

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful violet teacup and saucer and the Royal China is stunning! Thank you for having me at this wonderful tea party.

Hope you feel better soon my friend and I'm so happy you are back. Sometimes we want to handle much more than we can; us women seem to always find ourselves doing just that! I'm also better from an awful cold! Have a nice week sweet lady.
Your grands are such a blessing.
Hugs,
FABBY

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I do hope you are feeling better. Nice collection of rabbits. Adorable. Easter is next. Your tea party will be fabulous. Great pics with your family. Keep in touch

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
I'm so glad you're back! I was worried about you and you were dearly missed last week. Your violet teacup is so very beautiful and so are the wee kiddies! Hope this week slows down a little for you. Thank you for hosting tea time with Terri! Take care! Karen

kitty said...

Oh Martha, so much to do and so little time! I do hope you're feeling better, Thank you for hosting and for sharing your pretty violet teacup with us. Don't work too hard!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I am looking forward to this tea for 50 you've been planning. I have the same RA violet teacup and love the daintiness of the flowers on it.
Hopefully you'll feel much better when it's time to host your tea.

Deborah Montgomery said...

so sorry you haven't been feeling well; sometimes life can overwhelm us, and now you have a big party to plan! Hopefully after that, you can put your feet up and enjoy some quiet time! Love all your bunnies and violets! take care and don't work too hard. sweet grandchildren, too :)

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Martha,
Yes, I missed you last week! Here is hoping everything slows down a bit soon, probably after April. Thanks for hosting!

Susan said...

My Dear Martha...

So glad you are back in the saddle again!

I am well aware of how crazy our lives can get! Trust me on that one.

The grandkids are getting so BIG! They are growing up before our very eyes.

Martha, I cannot believe you are going to have tea for 50 women! Is that going to be at your house? Oh my GOSH!

Take care and stay calm. Your cups today are sooooo lovely. Susan

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Can't wait to see the pics of your tea party.

Jean x

Snap said...

Good Morning, Martha! Lovely violets and bunnies. You are a busy lady and some time off is called for! Take care. Always lovely to see the "Grands". Happy Tea Day!

Joy said...

Tea for 50 ladies! Wow! I love violets, too, and have a small collection of violet patterned china, so I enjoyed seeing these pictures and look forward to seeing more next week.

Dee said...

I would have a melt down too....you had a very busy list...I am glad you took some tome to take a deep breath and re-energize.

Dee said...

I would have a melt down too....you had a very busy list...I am glad you took some tome to take a deep breath and re-energize.

Mimi Mama said...

Martha, your linky party is my new favourite, and I ADORE your mirrored tray...thanks for hosting us...xxx

La Petite Gallery said...

Martha, you have a beautiful Grand
Daughter. Sweet photo. yvonne

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Martha, I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy