Sep 28, 2015


Hello dear ladies!  Hope your week was wonderful.  I was away all weekend on a Retreat,  I did not get to go last year because of what happen to my son, during the fires.  This was the first week end I have left he alone since the accident happened that changed his life.  He do not do as well as I have hoped alone, but I am back and will spend the week, getting him back on tract.  Please say and extra prayer for him this week.  Thanks.    This is the last week you can sign up for the free give away of the Johnson Bros. trio that is pictured about.  I will add a few more treasures, but they will be a surprise. 
Thank you again for your faith following, especially  this past year, when everything kind of took a very bad turn.  

Just in the beginning to take my Halloween things out of storage and getting ready to decorate with them.  October, November and December are my favorite months to decorate my home.  I love the fact that we have use old collections, vintage plates and give my home a nice lived in feel.  Ready to welcome, and friends who will stop by.  I have been told that the article I submitted to Romantic Homes is going to be publish in the Christmas issue.  I am so excited.  I will let you know.  

As  you might figure, I have not had time to work with my pictures so please bear with me just a little while more.  

I am featuring two unsigned, vintage beauties this week.  This first cup is a Pheasant design in a demitasse size.  Very rich colors, the pictures do not do it justice. 

This last cup is make in Japan and is also a demitasse cup.  I love that the tea cup handle is a little bird.  It is so cute!

My sweet kitchen has begun to fill with hens and all the colors of Fall. 

Kitchen Door!

Love this time of the year!

Here are some the parties I will be joining this week.  Please don't forget to let me know you are following me here or at Pretty Vintage Things.  You will get extra tries for that.  Have a great week.
Lots of hugs, Martha

Rose Chintz Cottage                          
A Return to Loveliness                        Home Sweet Home
Tea Cuppa Tuesday                            Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernadine's Tea Time                          Friends Sharing Tea
The Charm of Home                           Tea Time Tuesday

Sep 21, 2015


Hello Ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 286! I do hope your week was good.  I am celebrating a birthday on Wednesday and want to celebrate by having a give away! I will have it open for the next two weeks.  All you have to do is be a follower, if you follow me on Facebook, Pretty Vintage Things, I will put you name in twice.  Just let me know how you are following me and I will go from there. It is my way of saying thank you for sticking with me this pass year.  It has been a hard year, but God is good and things are so much better in every way now.

My give away will be this trio by Johnson Brothers.  It is vintage and features this lovely pink rose trim.  I have tried hard to find the pattern name but with not luck.  Thanks again for your faithfulness.  Good luck.  I was hoping my pictures troubles would be behind me, however, it seems I have just created a bigger mess trying to fix it. This post will be short because of the photo problems. 

This cup is a Paragon given to me by dear friend Terri.  It is so beautiful, just like Terri.  When you think of her, please pray for her and her son.  Terri's son Austin, is especially struggling with his health.  Thank you.

Here are some of the parties I will be joining this week.  Your cups last week were amazing.  Loved looking at all the Fall changes in your homes.  Sending hugs your way!

Rose Chintz Cottage                          
A Return to Loveliness                        Home Sweet Home
Tea Cuppa Tuesday                            Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernadine's Tea Time                          Friends Sharing Tea
The Charm of Home                           Tea Time Tuesday

Sep 13, 2015


Hello ladies and welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday No. 285!  So sorry about last week, my life just got in the way.  Had the baby shower at my home that weekend, so much fun, but I was worn out.  This week I have begun to get ready for a birthday party for my Sophia.  She wants a Ariel, Under the Sea, party. I have made these fun sea shell crowns for the girls and I am in the process of making mermaid tails for all of them.  Wish me luck, I hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew.  I went to that class to learn to use the photos in my iCloud,  however, now I have a big process to correct the mistake I made.  Somethings, nothing is easy, but I am sure I will figure it out.  I just took these pictures and I found them.  Progress!

I am trying to get my act together and decorate for Fall.  It is a little hard when the weather is in the high 90's.  I do not do well in the heat.  However, I am grateful for only heat, some people in California are dealing with uncontrolled fires. We need rain so badly.  

I am still having trouble finding the tea cups, I think it is because I have so many.  These tea cups you have seen before. Maybe by next week I will have my tea cups organized.  
This week's tea cups starts with this Castleton, Sunnyvale pattern.  It is a demitasse, very cute.

This is one amazing vintage chintz cup.  The top one of the stack is the chintz pictured.

The last cup is this beautiful RS Prussia tea cup,  love all the details on this cup. I only own 2 cups made in Prussia, each one is amazing.

Look how big the Grandchildren got this Summer, unbelieveable! Noah played basketball and has started baseball this week.

 Princess Maya went to Catalina Island this weekend. 

Sophia started school this week and loved it.  Can you believe she is going to be 4 years old next month?  Thank you so much for your faithfulness to this tea party.  You will never know how special you are to me.  Here are the parties I am joining and your link for this week.  Can't wait to visit. Blessings, Martha

Rose Chintz Cottage                           Friends Sharing Tea
A Return to Loveliness                        Home Sweet Home
Tea Cuppa Tuesday                            Share Your Cup Thursday
Bernadine's Tea Time
The Charm of Home                           Tea Time Tuesday