A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Greetings Sincere Antique Postcard, Eggnog history and link, Dunoon Santa mug

Todays antique Christmas postcard  from Antiques And Teacups is another embossed German printed card from B. B. London. And guess what...another vignette!! I LOVE them! This has the coziest snowbound cottage by a river with holly surround and includes the verse

Greetings Sincere
May only
Happy Hours unite
To make your Christmas
Fair and Bright

The card wasn't mailed but was used as a Christmas greeting card to Springfield, Illinois. Sigh...so lovely! The date will be around 1910 by the design and marks.

And...an eggnog recipe from delightfulrepast.com that I found on one of my favorite blogs...Jane Austen Today because they focus on my favorite auther Jane Austen. The link, recipe and story is a great read. Thanks Janeites on the James and a Merry Christmas to you & keep up the good work...or blog as the case may be!

Here is a wonderful contemporary Dunoon, England mug with a jolly Santa Claus. The bone china mug is from last year's design by Richard Partis and is really cute. We love Dunoon mugs. For more info click the mug to see the listing at Antiques And Teacups.

Have a lovely and festive evening as the count to Christmas narrows. We watched Patrick Stewart's version of  Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol last night. I think it is one of the best versions. 

What else I think is fun is that Joel Grey is the Ghost of Christmas Past. And years ago when I was in my late teens and early 20s I was in the theater as part of the Harry Zevin theater company and did musical comedies. One of those was Stop The World I want To Get Off with Cyril Ritchard and Joel Grey played Everyman....I was an urchin.  Anyway, every time I see the movie I think about the suppers the cast had after the shows at Circle Star theater in San Carlos, Melodyland Theater in Anaheim and Carousel Theater in West Covina. That was just before I decided theater life wasn't for me & went off and finished my degrees in physical anthro...and then ended up in commercial loan banking, a kindergarten teacher and the musical director of a church with antique dealer loping along concurrently and then taking over when my husband retired. Life is amazing...and we have much to be thankful for!


  1. Lovely tea post; the Christmas card is beautiful! I do love a Christmas card, don't you and they're getting scarcer every year! Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

    CHRISTmas blessings,

  2. It IS getting more difficult every year!

    Have a wonderful Christmas to your family as well!


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