A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tuesday Cuppa Tea December Holly Tea in the Sunroom

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea. Another week of the "trying of your faith worketh patience" as we still deal with medication side effects. If you ever have nausea problems, have ginger capsules on hand...we found that out years ago when mu Honey was first diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2008 and had a tough time with meds for a year... open a capsule and mix with hot water, and amazing....we have been through a lot of capsules this week as well as a few other things...timimg eating, etc. Ginger works for sea sickness as well if anyone wants to know!  But...that's sort of Off Topic...




Because of everything that goes with the med issues, didn't bake this week, just have scratched the surface of decorating, but managed a small Christmas tea this afternoon as my Honey was doing a bit better...




In the sunroom as usual...where I always take my afternoon tea break, and where my Honey joins me if he feels like it, and  I got our the Royal Albert Old Country Roses Christmas Tree design cup and saucer...made to go with the ususal OCR.









The cup and saucer is a recent manufacture and probably not made in the UK, although it is bone china. The mark includes the WWRD for Wedgwood Waterford Royal Doulton which was the company name from 1992 to 2015 when Fiskars aquired the company, lock, stock, barrel and all the trade names, identities and pattern books and molds. Love the pattern! So festive!




The 2 person Holly teapot was a gift from a friend and just perfect for the two of us. 



The teapot has in gold script aound the top "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace... " Romans 15:13



And it was made by Dayspring ...I just love it!



For tea we are having Republic Of Tea's Downton Abbey blend Downton Christmas Tea which is descibed as premium black tea with mulling spices. It really is lovely!



And as the ornaments come out...so do the nostalgic moments...these were made for me in the 1970s by my father who was a wood worker. He cut them and painted them.  A treasure.




And then the star made by our son in kindergarten...he's now 46!  And lots that I have made over the years...we haven't had a tree for 8 years because of our beloved Tiner...a fiesty little guy who climbed the trees, but as we lost him at the end of the month, we decided to put up a tree again. The lights are wonderful, aren't they?


So glad you joined me for tea! Hope your week will be filled with fun, and family and tea! I will be joining...



Thanks so much for joining me for tea!  Here is the linky for your tea related posts...please remember that it is SSSLLLOOOOOOWWWW but if you are patient...it's there! And I love to read your comments, and I do read every one if I can find and can get to you to visit!  If you comment from Google+…it isn’t easy...so forgive me if I am not replying to comments you so kindly leave...I am trying!



12 comments:

  1. You have some beautiful dishes. Prayers for you and your Honey with the health issues....Merry Christmas!

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  2. Sorry to hear that your husband is experiencing side effects from his new meds. Your Christmas tea vignette is lovely. I've always been a fan of the RA OCR Christmas tree design. Wished that the DA Christmas Tea is available up here. Thank you for hosting and have fun decorating for Christmas.

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  3. Love your holiday tea table. Hope ypur hubby's feeling better...Christine

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  4. Lovely tea break-and I wondered how the Downton Christmas tea tastes; will have to try it. I love ginger for nausea problems. There are candy drops you can try. You can also warm equal parts gingerale with apple juice in the micro to sip for nausea/belly bubbles and it will help stimulate digestion (old nurses trick ). Sometimes the smell of cut lemon will help with nausea too.

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  5. Here's hoping that your dear hubby will be feeling less side effects from his meds, Ruth. Your tea in the sunroom is so pretty with your RA teacup and your DaySpring teapot. I've never tried the DA Christmas tea. Thank you for hosting and I hope you and your sweetie have a blessed week.

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  6. What a lovely post- beautiful festive tableware! I gave my aunt Downton Christmas tea as a gift but haven't tried it myself- it's on my wish list :) Hoping the season finds your hubby feeling better and thanks for hosting!

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  7. Hi Ruth,
    Sorry I am late to link up. I have been babysitting a lot. I do love your festive teacup and teapot. It's such fun to bring out the Christmas pretties in December. Thank you for the tip about the ginger. My son is on medication and has constant nausea. I will pray for your dear hubby. Blessings, Karen

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  8. I was out in Oregon in October and was in a store that had all kinds of Downton Abby teas in containers like yours and I'm so sorry I didn't purchase some

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  9. So sorry I am late joining your party! I love your special teapot with the wonderful verse! I have been enjoying the same tea this holiday season! Merry Christmas to you!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  10. So sorry I am late joining your party! I love your special teapot with the wonderful verse! I have been enjoying the same tea this holiday season! Merry Christmas to you!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  11. Your teaware is so festive! Sorry to hear about the med problem. It is no fun to feel bad -- especially during the holidays. Wishing your hubby and you well. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Hope you and your husband are feeling well soon! THanks for hosting!

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