Oct 13, 2014

DECORATING FOR HALLOWEEN, CAN'T FORGET THE TEA CUPS!



Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 242! Our weather is finally cooling down a little bit.  It is hard to think about Fall when we are still 90 degrees in Los Angeles.  We are rationing water so the yards are barely staying alive.  My week was very busy, but I  did managed to squeeze in two very fun things. First, I was at a Scrapbook Convention (yes they have their own convention's) and secondly, I went to the best estate sale ever, by accident.  Love it when that happens.  The lady that lived there owned a local boutique.  All her items were very cute and on the French Country side.  I have a CRV and the back was almost full.  The most I paid for anything was $5.00, $1.00 or $2.00 was the average price.  Tell me, how could I pass that up?  Impossible, right? So, I guess, I have backslided a little from "my less is best idea."  I couldn't help it,  really.  My weeks have been so stressful for so long. I caved, it's true, I was weak.  I couldn't help it.  Thought I might have felt regret, when I got home, but I didn't. Have mercy!  I will try to show you some of the loot next week.  Still have not finished unpacking.



I am sharing two cups this week.  The first one is this cute little girl cup that was made in Germany.  I love how she is surrounded by red flowers. 



My next cup is a Rosenthal Elfenbein tea cup.  Pattern name Konfetti.  It is so cute, looks like it is right out of the 1950's. 




Also sharing some pictures of my Halloween porch.  It is not scary because of Sophia, but it does the trick.  The children love it.  Noah is still changing who he wants to be for Halloween. Now, he wants me to make him Dracula. He wants fangs with blood.  He is pretty "chicken little" so it can't be scary.  That is my next job. 






Please continue to pray for my son and well as Terri and her son.  I can't wait until she comes back to join us.  Have a wonderful week. 



Sending hugs your way!  Martha



21 comments:

Beth L. said...

Fun decorating ideas. Enjoy all your good finds! That little confetti set is so cute.

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Martha. Bet the scrapbookers convention was fun! Love your Konfetti teacup. Your decorating is wonderful! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Zaa said...

Hi Martha ..
Your grand children's pictures made me laugh ..Too cute( Ha ha)...OMG ... don't you find the best stuff.. even at a scrapbooking convention..Sounds like fun !!!! Sweet Confetti cup... and you always display so beautifully.. with vintage baubles that I love to see. Your posting really put me into the Hallowe'en spirit, especially that cute little black cat( Hee hee) Thanks for the smiles... Hugs

The Charm of Home said...

I love all of your amber colored jewelry Martha!! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Jill said...

Lucky you finding a best ever estate sale by accident. To have things reasonable priced was a bonus. It's a good thing that you did a backslide as you would have always regretted such bargains. Then you would have went out searching for more. So you're good for now, right? Looking forward to seeing some of the French Country loot!

xinex said...

I would have love to be in that yard sale too and would probably have filled my SUV too, lol. Your cups are real pretty, Martha....Christine

kitty said...

Oh Martha, I just love how you were "weak" and you "caved"! You just make me smile with your sweet posts. Your teacups are both so pretty and ones I've never seen. Your grandchildren are adorable, too. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your week.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Of course we can't forget the teacups or the beautiful grandchildren at Halloween either!
Everything looks awesome sweet Martha...I love this tea party, no matter what we are celebrating!
Thank you for having us.
Have a blessed week.
FABBY

doodles n daydreams said...

Martha I love the wreath in your top photo and the konfetti cup and saucer, lovely.
And of course your gorgeous grands.

Diana

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Martha,
I guess your grandkids have a great time with you. Your Halloween decoration is great and so are the tea cups. Have fun with all you like to do. Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Your Konfetti cup is really cute and so are the grandchildren! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

The Konfetti set is gorgeous, simple but stylish. I'm amazed you have your porch decorated already for Halloween, in England we only decorate for the day. Still, probably more fun your way.
Jean
x

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a fun post Martha. Enjoy your lovely finds and those gorgeous grand kids.

Janet

Karen said...

Hi Martha,
Sorry I am late to link up. I was busy with Thanksgiving Dinner. Your Hallowe'en and Fall Decor especially at your front door is so perfect. Your cups are very pretty this week and your grandchildren are just adorable. I pray that your son continues to improve every day. Thanks for hosting tea time today. Karen

Carrie said...

Hi Martha! Love your Halloween decorations :) Teacups are definitely a necessity to any décor. It sounds like you got terrific deals from that estate sale--there is no reason to feel bad about that :) Thanks for hosting and have a terrific week!

Susan said...

Hello Dear Martha...

Darling Halloween decor. Love the little "goblin" grands the best. They are so adorable.

I'm so happy you got to that estate sale. Once in awhile we deserve to do what we love, don't you think?

Susan

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your teacups, and especially the darling little saucer that goes with the teacup with the little girl on it. I can't wait to see all your new loot! :)

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: nice decoration for Halloween. Great proposals. Lovely mug with a picture of a girl and red flowers. Red is my favorite color. I'm looking forward to seeing your purchases. I pray for your lovely family. Keep in touch

Nanna said...

love your teacups, I have a small collection as well, I see this is a tea party lol! perhaps I'll link up next go around

Helen

My Cottage Diary said...

Cute teacups, Martha! I am so intrigued and eager to see what treasures you bought at the estate sale. Sometimes a person just has to do something fun! Have a lovely weekend, Bess

Zaa said...

OMG ..That little Sophia is so darn cute( Ha Ha)..She has attitude...Love that German chunky cup and saucer ..It really quite unique. .. and that little pumpkin wagon is absolutely adorable..Oh what fun it is to collect... Enjoy your week Martha...Hugs