Aug 25, 2014

CELEBRATING WITH A GIVE AWAY!




Hello dear friends!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 236! Really hope you are all doing well.  My week has still been a little on the stressful side.  Doesn't seem like the older your children get, the more you seem to worry about them? My Son is still dealing with the trauma of the last fire.  My daughter may have to deal with putting the family dog to sleep.  (Noah will take it the hardest, as will she.)  He has just not been able to get better, no matter what the Vet. tries.  Sophia had her ballet recital this weekend.  She did so well, standing there holding her grass skirt.  She was by far the best "stand there and don't move" dancer I have ever seen.   The whole family came out for her 2 minute stand.  We were so proud! We all went to lunch and had ice cream to celebrate. The cousins went to a drive-in movie later that night to continue the celebrations! Did your family ever put you in the trunk of a car, to go to the drive-in?  We did it all the time when I was young.




Well, I promised a give-away this week, just to celebrate our longevity.  It is a numbered Bavarian tea cup.  It is part Lusterware, with beautiful roses.   I do hope you like it. I don't think the picture does it justice. All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment here. Extra chances if you follow Pretty Vintage Things on Facebook.  Just let me know.  I will have Sophia drawn on Sept 9th.  That gives you two weeks to play!  



As you know, I am still on a quest to "not" be featured on Hoarders.  I have continued to clean things out, this time it is in my kitchen.  I just started there and have already made my first trip to the thrift store.  (Three bags filled with pots and pans, thank you very much!)  However, as luck would have it, I did find a couple of tea cups while I just dropped things off.  (Really, I wasn't looking, well maybe a little!)  This first tea cup is one of those cups I found on my last "drop-off" trip.  (Remember, 3 bags full of things I gave a way.)  This tea cup does not have a signature.  It is wafer thin, in wonderful pastel pink and blue colors.  How could I resist? Really?




This next cup is also from that same trip.  It is amazing looking.  The signature reads "Sorelle."  Hand painted.  It has such vivid colors.  I couldn't help it.  Your right,  I need prayer. 



Have a wonderful week.  Please remember Terri and her son in your prayers, as well as our family.  It seems like each one is going through something hard, that only Jesus can fix.  Thank you for your faithfulness.  

Hugs, Martha




32 comments:

The Victorian Girl said...

You sure are lucky to find such beautiful teacups at the thrift store! As often as I look, I never find anything that good! I'm a follower, so please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

xinex said...

LOL! I remember my granddaughter's first recital. She stood there and not do anything during dress rehearsal but gave it her all on stage. Were we ever surprised! What a lovely giveaway! I am a follower, love your other teacup collection too, as usual....Christine

Micupoftea said...

Praying for you and Terri. Your grandkids are adorable. Love the charming bird cup. Thx for hosting :)

kitty said...

Sophia looks adorable, Martha! You always make me chuckle with your hoarder comments! Your teacups are so pretty from the thrift store. No wonder you couldn't pass them up. I loved to be entered into the giveaway and I'm already a follower. Thank you for hosting.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Life dishes out its troubles but you are able to grin and bear it. You always make me smile with your little cracks. Your teacups are lovely and that little granddaughter of yours is a cutie. I can just picture her in her tutu. Have a lovely week, Martha. God watch over you all and dear Terri and her son as well.

Blessings,
Sandi

Carrie said...

Hi Martha! Great thrift store finds. Your granddaughter looks so cute in her grass skirt! I really like the pins you choose to go with the two teacups--such great matches! Good luck with the clearing out--I think most of us have rather large china addictions :(

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

What a lovely giveaway....please enter me! Hugs, Penny

sew.darn.quilt said...

May the coming weeks be less stressed filled for you and your family.
My tea would be so much nicer in such a lovely cup & saucer :D
Please include me in your draw.

Ruth Weston said...

Small kids are so fun! I used to teach kindergarten and had a lot of stationary dancers...Love the teacups. We used to go to the drive in with the cousins in the bed of a pickup...lots of us! Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea and have a great week.
Ruth

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Martha - we never stop thinking of, caring for and being concerned for our children. My son is a police officer and was in a horrific accident a few weeks back - I am amazed at God's grace that he wasn't injured - I'll keep your children in my prayers - the choices made in career do come with so many concerns! So happy for your Sophia! Lovely teacup finds - they're treasures you've rescued! Awesome giveaway and always a delight to join your party - I appreciate you!
Kathy

Snap said...

Good Morning, Martha. It seems only fair that you bring two teacups home with you after getting rid of all those bags full of things! A treat for cleaning! Your give-a-way cup is lovely (I'm a follower of your blog and on FB). Thank you for hosting. Wishing you and your family well. Happy Tea Day!

Mom Wald said...

Of course you could not pass up that delightful tea cup! Who could? I have been following your page on FB ever since I found out that you had it. Anything to see more of your beautiful collection!

Bernideen said...

I agree that life is full of so many challenges and they just keep coming as we move through them. Your cups and saucers are delightful as always!

Melinda Wood said...

I would love to be able to find beautiful teacups like you do! Great finds and I think you deserved a trinket or two for getting rid of three bags of stuff! :)

Life is crazy full of stress. I saw a quote yesterday that said, I kiss the wave that slams me against the Rock of Ages. I thought of that when I was reading about your storms.

And you totally made me giggle thinking about your little granddaughter! I have four daughters ages 20, 17, 14, and 11. I blinked. They grew. My heart aches with joy AND sorrow. *sigh*

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
You really made me smile today. I do understand how you are feeling about being a hoarder. Don't worry I think collections can't be considered hoarding. Lol. Sophia is so adorable! Little girls in ballet outfits are so sweet. My daughter, Rachel danced until after graduation. I love your recent finds especially the first one with the pink and blue and very thin china. I couldn't have passed it by either. I will pray for your family and Terri's. Thanks for hosting Teacup Tuesday! Take care! Karen

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oooh -- please enter me! that teacup is stunning! I am a follower and liked you on FB. I agree with Karen -- collections can't be considered hoarding! Besides, you've gotten rid of so much stuff. Your new teacups are beautiful, esp that first one. Your granddaughter is such a cutie. Will pray for you Martha.

Tea in Texas said...

Martha, Your a wonderful mother and grandmother for you write so kindly about your children and Terry. I will praying for all of them. Your efforts to declutter are commended. Glad you found the beautiful two cups and saucers and great that they are so different.

Have a wonderful week!
Pam

The Charm of Home said...

Hoping all is well Martha! Your little ones are so cute! That Sophie is a doll. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Beverly Kirk said...

Lovely Sorelle cup! Kids are too too cute! If you visit my BK Wishin Well site, let me know if pop-up are still a blogging problem for me.... thanks...
Have a great day!

Eugenia Maru http://lulurulitos.blogspot.com said...

Preciosos juegos de té. Me encanta el estilo shabby chic y vintage.
saludos.
Maru

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...

Oh, the cups are precious. I would definitely have bought them, too. And you DID unload a bunch of stuff before buying them so that counts!

The grandchildren are lovies, one and all. So darling. Don't they just fill your heart to bursting?

Please put my name in the hat for the sweet giveaway. Thanks, sweet friend. Hugs, Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I found you through Susan's blog. What lovely teacups!

Please enter me in the giveaway. I hope I'm not too late.

susanjreinhardt AT gmail DOT com

La Petite Gallery said...

Martha, those hand painted dishes are just gorgeous. That is a dying ART. I have some that I painted years ago. yvonne

parTea lady said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Your thrift store finds are lovely, as are the jewelry pieces shown with them.

Enjoyed seeing your family photos too. ☺

quietspirit said...

I found you through Susan Rhinehart's blog. I love the cups and the designs.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That stunning little wafer-thin teacup is very old Nippon, Martha.

Gorgeous, absolutely love it and yes you had to have that.

Ever thought about selling on ebay or etsy? You'd make huge amounts of money with all your collection pieces.

That's what I did - started 15 years ago and still going strong, though I am down to very few teacups now, well I have a lot still but having trouble letting them go, haha. ♥ It's not easy, I know.

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