Mar 30, 2015


Hello Ladies:  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 265.  Hope you are doing great.  It is Sunday night and I have just finished watching the  season finale of the Walking Dead.  Yes, I am a big fan.  I am so sure that you ladies are not, but I just had to confess, this finale had me yelling at the television.  My best friend's son works on the special effects for that show, but that is just an excuse I use to watch it.  I scare easy, but for some reason, this show does not scare me in the least! It was a great season ending!

I will continue to share the purple cups this week.  The violets are so perfect for this time of year.  This first cup is a vintage demitasse Limoges.  It is so delicate, it feels like I can crush it with my hand. 

Cup number two is a cup made in England.  Love the basket design on this one.

The last cup has no marks at all.  I have had it for years, so many, I can't remember where I purchased it.   Look at the handle on this cup.  The fish sign, perfect for Easter!

Can you believe next week is Easter?  I have to get my act together. Easter Dinner is coming up and I am not ready at all.  I have been in my yard adding flowers all week. It is my favorite thing to do.  It is true, what is said, "we were made for the Garden."  Have a wonderful week.  Thank you for your faithfulness to this tea party.  

Hugs, Martha

Mar 16, 2015


Hello Dear Friends!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 263!  It is share your Shamrocks Day here at Tea Cup Tuesday.  I do hope you have a little green to share with us.  My first Granddaughter, Princess Maya was born on St. Patrick's Day.  She seems to spend the whole week celebrating her birthday.  We were at Downtown Disney Sunday.  The place where we seem to always start all parties for her. This beauty is now 12 years old.  

This is the last week for sharing my green cups.  I will share my Shamrocks as I wish everyone a happy St. Patrick's Day.  My husband is half Irish!

I first want to start with this great Belleek Tea Pot.  It was a gift from my husband years ago. Belleek is so beautiful and fragile.  It feels like you can take it with one hand and just squeeze it and it will break.  Yet these pieces have been around for years.

The first cup I am sharing is a Shelley.  It is a demitasse.   I can't even remember when I purchased it, I have had it so long. 

This last cup is a Royal Dover, also a fun cup to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with!

Today I am also sharing some fun things that I found at an estate sale this weekend.  I got to add more Limoges plates to my collection and well as all the find other fun things to add to my collections.  

Have a wonderful week. My Westeria is beginning to bloom.  Looking forward to visiting everyone!


Mar 9, 2015


Hello Ladies!  Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 262.  Hope you had a great week.  Good news on my end, I am feeling better and off of antibiotics for the first time since December! I am so happy, I was in my yard this weekend.  I know I have to take it easy, but I am so excited to feel healthy again.  Noah celebrated his 7th Birthday on Saturday.  He was so cute.  He told me he actually felt different now that he was 7!  When I gave his little body a hug, I could "feel" the difference with him.  He was up at 6 am, he was so excited.  

I still have a lot of green tea cups to share with you.  Next week we just have to share our Shamrock's!   I want to start with this Old Country Roses Trio, Peppermint Damask pattern.  I know you have seen this cup in the white and red, but it is just amazing in this peppermint color. I have been trying to purchase trio's when possible. It makes it so much easier for Tea Parties.

The next cup is a vintage Coalport.  Love the ripples on the cup and saucer edges.  

My last cup looks a little like the Coalport, except the Coalport is so much lighter.  It is a Crown Staffordshire from England.  They are so different in the quality of the china. 

I have so much to catch up on, here at home. Just so happy to have the energy to do it.  I am already seeing posts for Easter, in Bogland.  Thank you for joining the party this week.  Let's try and share our green cups next week!  

Sending hugs your way!  Martha
Parties I am joining:
Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea 
Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup Thursday
Home Sweet Home

Mar 2, 2015


Hello Ladies: Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 261! Hope you are all well and ready for another week.  My week has been very stressful.  I have been waiting on results for myself, (Do I have a supper bug?), my sister-in-law is about to be staged for Cancer and my Mother has a spot on her liver we are waiting to hear about! God promises never to give us more than we can bear.  So, here I sit, trusting God for the women in my life.  There is such a "alone" feeling in waiting.  Don't you think?

I will be sharing green tea cups today.  I am trying to keep my self busy, while God has me on a "holding" pattern. This first cup is a Paragon.  It is more mint green than the picture reflect. Paragon cups are always amazing.  

Cup number 2 is a Regency.  Love the shape of the cup.  It is a very pale green.

The last cup is a green depression glass.  You will notice the portrait pin with this cup.  It is a recent find.  I love it. It looks so delicate to me.  It is very old. It is enameled and cost me $10. 

My home has begun to change with the colors of green, in hopes that Spring will come quickly for our Nation.  So many people are covered in snow.  We have had a little bit of rain here, which is nice for us.  On the top picture you will notice I added more plates to the wall.  Love the look!

Here are pictures of Noah with his Dad and Sophia with Uncle!  We are gathering to watch Sophia do here Ballet Recital today.  Life just goes on!  Thank you for joining my party.  As you have notice, I am trying to post earlier for you.  I appreciate each and every one of you wonderful, gifted ladies.   Sending hugs your way!  Martha