Jun 9, 2014


Hi Ladies:  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 225!  We have had tough week.  Construction is still going, which is never easy.  I also had a water leak in my kitchen, more work for me.   I am so tried.  I feel like I could sleep all week.  My son is officially a "Hot Shot" but is was tough for him.  Please keep him in your prayers, we are on the edge of one of the worse fire seasons in years. 

Here are a few cups I will be sharing with you this week. The first one is a Coalport.  Very beautiful, hand numbered cup in a rich deep blue.

I also one the demitasse to the very same cup.  It is so very cute!

The last cup I am sharing is a Lefton.  It is pottery and I believe the name is Americana Rose.  I have the matching canisters to this as well as other pieces.  I love it.

I am making this post short, because I have just had a rough two days.  A very dear friend has been very ill and is only getting worse. I have lost bracelet that was very precious to me.  My kitchen sprung a water leak, so I was with out water for 24 hours.  I won't mention the mess.  My neighbor is up set, because someone is leaving cigarette butts in front of his house and he is blaming me. No one in my family smokes cigarettes. The neighbors on the other side  of me have five chain smokers, perhaps it is the wind that is blowing the butts to his home?  Today, I feel like I could give you a list of my troubles.  My daughter came over today and in all her young wisdom, she said "Mom, if that is the worst that can happen, you are going to do all right!"  It is so true, in the the large scope of things,  these things are really petty.  I just have to trust God, one day at a time.   With her great wisdom, I will say thank you for stopping by. Remember Terri, is only posting every other Tuesday during the Summer.  So that means, the link is all up to me! Scary!   Have a wonderful week.  I am sorry for being whiney.  Sending hugs and looking forward to visiting. Martha 


Antiques And Teacups said...

I think life is a question of "if it's not one thing, it's another". But I am so grateful for the reminder that "All things work together for them that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose" and that's ALL things! But life is certainly interesting sometimes, isn't it?! Hope your week turns out to be better. Lovely photos and thanks for hosting.Ruth

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Dear Martha,

Your blue and white teacup is striking!

I am so sorry things have been rough for you. Hang in there. If we didn't have bad days we surely wouldn't appreciate the good days as much, would we?

Wish I were closer so I could heat up the pot and sit with you and listen and (hopefully) make you feel a little lighter. Hugs.

Thanks for hosting, ma'am! God bless.

KathyB. said...

For me it is often all the little things that go wrong & pile up that cause more distress than a big fiasco. Those are the times every which way we turn there is an irritation, a problem, something needing repair. But your daughter spoke true and I can tell you know this too.

I hope things are looking up today. And just look and smile at the beautiful teacups you have, blessings abundant !

Snap said...

Dear Martha, it's okay to whine. Sometimes that's just what is needed to clear the air and start again. Loving your red, white and blue posts. Perfect for the summer holidays. Give yourself a big hug.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha, it sounds like you've had your hands full but things will get better. Tomorrow is a new day. Sounds like you have a wise daughter. Your blue and white teacups are lovely. Red, white, and blue makes for a wonderful colour palette for the coming summer months. Thank you for sharing with us and keep looking up. He's watching over you!


Christina Paul said...

What lovely teacups and decor! You would never think from your delightful post that you had so much chaos going on- a testament to your positive spirit- So sorry to hear about you "challenging" week- thinking of you and yours :)

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So sorry you are having difficult days! Praying things will be better for you soon. Nancy

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful china cups. I pray for your son. I read that you have many problems in your kitchen. Courage because things will get better. Nice pictures. Keep in touch

The Charm of Home said...

Hoping things improve for you soon Martha! Thanks for hosting and have a better week!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
I know how you feel. But life is going on and after a while all the problems are gone. I hope, all is going a good way for you. Just take a break. Thank you for sharing your wonderful china and or hosting this sweet event. See, the linky works really nice today.
Best greetings, Johanna

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I hope your week improves, Martha. You've had a lot going on in your life.
Your teacups are so pretty and I love the blue and white. Thank you for hosting your party.

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Sending you some love from across 'the pond' Martha. Remember these wise words, 'Don't let a bad day make you think you have a bad life'. That works for me on bad days.

Jean xx

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
I am very sorry that this week is so challenging for you. Life certainly can be difficult at times and I pray that your days improve. (Looking at your pretty teacups helps too!) Your Coalport teacups are so spectacular! I love the blue and white. Your other teaset is so lovely too. I have never seen one like it. Thank you for hosting Teacup Tuesday! You are doing an amazing job! Karen

Tea in Texas said...

It just feels that things come in threes and fours and to close together! I am sorry for all the troubles you are having at once. The wisdom of your daughter is so wonderful and hope things are better soon.
Your Coalport cups and saucers are just the perfect example of the lovely shape and patterns this china company created. It is my favorite for I love blue and white. Hoe your week is better!



Stunning blue and White teacup dear Martha and the Patriotic arrangement is gorgeous too!
Thank you for having me for tea twice this week!

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...

So sorry you have had a rough couple of days.

It's perfectly okay with me if you want to whine. You can whine all you want, you dear soul.

Hope all the clouds will pass and that the sun (and Son) will shine once again in your life. Susan

La Petite Gallery said...

It's something every day isn't it? Well, you have a blessing with
those sweet kids, they put a smile on anyone's face.

Beth in NEPA said...

I am sorry you are having to put up with these trials but know with your faith you will overcome!
That blue and white teacup is lovely!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love those cups! I hope things look up and you find your bracelet.

Dee said...

Martha the Americana rose tea set is absolutely beautiful. Your week has sure been one full of frustration...hopefully all will clear up soon.

Cindy said...

What is a little whiney between friends, however, I have to say she is so right in what she said. At the time it does seem like a lot but after it is said and done it is surprising what a little smile can make the tough things all go away. I love that you shared your tea cups and hosted even being such a tough couple of days. Praying without fires, have a better next couple of days

Carrie said...

Aw, Martha, I hope things are going better for you! Its a new week. Everyone whines, and it makes us feel better, so go right on ahead :) The rose dishes you shared this week are so lush and beautiful. I hope you have a great week! Maybe some therapeutic antiquing is in order ;).

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Big hug coming your way, Martha! Feel it? I do hope you have smoother sailing for the rest of the week...LOVE your teacups! And I love the concept of Teacup Tuesday. Had to scramble myself yesterday - didn't post til evening. Am behind on garden chores, you see. Ah well, they will be there when I go back outdoors.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

We have have those difficult and challenging days Martha. I had one early this week. It is ok to feel that way sometimes. Just take a deep breath and count all your blessings.

Sending a warm hug your way.


Terri Tiffany said...

Your pictures are lovely!! WOW! It is so nice to visit you here. I hope your day and week go much better, All we can do is move forward and hope and pray things improve. I'll be back!

Anonymous said...

My sweet friend, I'm so sorry that you are in the midst of a difficult time. It is that way in my family right now too, so I can definitely sympathize with you. Know that you are in my prayers.

I especially love your Americana Rose teacup! What an incredibly beautiful pattern.

Love and hugs,