Aug 11, 2014

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!



Hi Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 234! Hope you have had a good week and that all is well. My week has been emotionally on the hard side. Heard from my son a couple of times.  He is at the big fire in Northern California.  He is so tired and hungry as well.  He had his birthday on the fire line. It is just time for him to come home. 


Do you remember the old commercial for Staples?  "It is the most wonderful time of the year."  They use to play it right before school starts. They always made me laugh.  So much truth in that little commercial. Our Maya started Junior High today and Noah will start First Grade next week.  Even little Sophia will be starting Preschool a couple of days a week.  As you get older you realize just how fast time goes by.   Our family had a wonderful time with the Grandchildren this summer, but it is time to get back to a normal schedule for all of us. 




I am sharing more yellow tea cups this week, starting with this Art Deco design by Meito China, Made in Japan.  It is a lovely hand painted cup with a white, lusterware finish on the inside and a pale yellow on the outside. 



The next cup is also hand painted.  It is just lovely, with purple flowers.  It has a mark, I do not recognize, maybe you will.  It is just beautiful. 




My last cup is a Colclough, with a gold chintz design on a cream color cup.  The gold is so vivid the pictures do not do it justice.  



Heard from Terri, she is still slowly improving.  Please continue to pray for her and her son. Thank you for your visits and faithfulness to this party each week.  

Sending hugs your way!  Martha





26 comments:

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Beautiful tea cups this week Martha....thanks for sharing them with us! Your grands are just adorable...hugs, Penny

Beth L. said...

Beautiful teacups and beautiful grandchildren.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
I never liked that commercial because it meant the end of summertime.
I have a pink Colclough very much like your pretty yellow one. Thanks for sharing and the Lord bless your son as he works under such conditions.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty said...

What cute grandchildren, Martha! Your teacups, with their touches of gold, are so pretty.
I hope your son comes home soon.
Thank you for hosting!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the unmarked teacup the best and if you ever tire of the butterfly pin - send it flying over to me Martha, it's gorgeous.

BECKY said...

Love the photos of your grandchildren. They're all so cute. I'm also glad you let us know you heard from Terri and that she is slowly improving. So good to hear. I'm joining Tea Cup Tuesday again this week, just as soon as I get my photos posted! Have a wonderful week, Martha!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Such pretty cups and saucers. Hand painted china is one of my favorite things...just beautuful.
What gorgeous grands, Martha!
I have a grandson fighting fires too..I worry.

Ruth Weston said...

It's amazing we are thinking about back to school! Love your teacups, especially the Colclough. The kids are growing so fast! Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Sylvia said...

There is nothing more heart warming than grandchildren. Love your teacups!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The Colclough gilded teacup is amazing! The pattern is so delicate!

Snap said...

Fun post, Martha. Always nice to see your Grands. Sending good thoughts to you and your son. I love your mellow yellow teacups .. subtle beauty. The Colclough teacup is a real winner ... amazing. Happy Tea Day and thanks for hosting!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Martha,
oh my, time is running so fast. I can remember so well, how little Sophia started in her life. So much trouble and sorrows and now she is a (very) young lady. All your grandkids are lovely. I wish for all a good start in the new school/preschool time with lots of friends and fun. And all the best for your son and for Terri. Your tea cups are again stunning.
Thank you for sharing this delights and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Valerie said...

What lovely Grands you have! Your teacups are so beautiful. =) Hope you have a lovely week.
Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

The Charm of Home said...

So, hope the drought ends soon for CA. I am sorry he is off in the dangerous conditions! Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Sola Scriptura said...

You have gorgeous grandchildren! I hope things soon improve in California. Your teacups are just lovely, thanks for sharing.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I really like your tea cups. The golden color is very pretty and elegant. Your grandchildren are very handsome. Your son is very brave with fire. Keep in touch

Bernideen said...

Somany darling teacups from your collection. All adorable as those grandchildren too!

Mom Wald said...

Impossible to pick a golden favorite, because they are all such wonderful tea cups!

Susan said...

Honestly Martha, you have such absolutely gorgeous tea cups and you never run out of them! Wowsers.

All's okay here, across the country from you but I, too, wish it were time for your son to COME HOME.

Take care, dear Martha, and God bless you. Susan

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
I love your yellow and gold teacups today! Gorgeous! And the kids are so sweet! I am so pleased to hear Terri is improving! Take care,
Karen

Deborah Montgomery said...

oh my goodness -- the grandson immersed in all the bubbles was my favorite pic! Blessings to your son, I hope he gets some good rest soon.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful teacups! Praying your son stays safe and can come home soon! Darling grandkids! Thanks for hosting your party and that this week is better for you!
Nancy

Carrie said...

Wow--school starts so early where you live! Kids don't go back here until after Labor Day. Your teacups are lovely this week--my favorite is the hand painted one with the purple flowers. I hope your son can come home soon!

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Martha, I know you must be on edge with your Son working that fire. I have him in my prayers. You really have the touch for display.
Ever do window display? you could.
yvonne

Laurie Collett said...

Thanks so much for following Saved by Grace! Your blog is a blessing & I'm following you back! I've also linked up a tea time devotional -- hope you enjoy it! God bless,
Laurie

Lisa Denise said...

Sooo beautiful the Colclough and our grankids are gorgeous.

Lisa x