A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Always a Teacup Day at Antiques and Teacups with a Shelley

Okay...I was going to wait until tomorrow, Teacup Thursday to add another teacup, but hey! At Antiques And Teacups there is always something I am currently enamored with. This is a Shelley China, England Wild Rose cup and saucer in the Stratford shape that was made between 1940 and 1966 when the pottery closed. I love the modern pink handle and lovely shape. Perfect for my Ty Phoo cuppa. We are presently working our way through a packet of dark chocolate and almond Sandies which are only available during the holidays and they are ADDICTIVE! We usually get a couple of extra packages & dole them out. Wish they were around all year...but maybe it's good they aren't!

It has been snowing on and off what we call corn snow...bits like small soft balls that have been formed this way as they fall into warmish air. It's in the 40s and expected to be the warmest day for several days...the next 2 days highs are in the low to mid 30s. But as long as the tea and cookies hold out...who cares!

A quote from a favorite book..The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden, 1906 written and illustrated with water colours in Gowan Bank, Olton Warwickshire (not far from my husband's birthplace)

December 28th
Bright and clear, more heavy snow storms are reported from all parts of the country accompanied in some places by thunder and lightning. Skating has commenced in the fens


  1. we have so much in common it's truly amazing! even to the book from which you just quoted :) FUN!
    enjoy the cookies and tea ~ my aunt brought over two tins of homemade cookies to keep her from eating them :) and she thinks i won't do the same ? o dear :)) care to join me?


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