A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Teacup Thursday and British Tea Time music hall song

It's Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser  (I'm a bit early but I'm West Coast & otherwise everyone's been up for hours) so I like to do this last thing at night on Wednesday.

My choice to go with the January blue theme is this Shelley China, England Dainty shape cup and saucer in the Stars and Dots or Stars and Spots pattern made between 1940 and 1966. I love the shape, pattern and the color. But then...it's blue! I am using this photo on the background of my twitter page because I like it so much.  I got some Twining's loose Darjeeling to make tea with tomorrow and it would be perfect in this cup with the shortbread scones I have for teatime.

I'm a Shelley China specialist and have been quoted and my info and photographs of Shelley use in antique & collectible guides like Schroeder's...which unfortunately closed this year....hope it's not my fault!  I LOVE Shelley!

You can see more photos of the teacup at Antiques And Teacups at this link:

Shelley Dainty Stars and Dots Teacup

Channging gears...I want to share an old British music hall song about teatime that I remember from a child. I hope it will make you smile:

'I hope you'll all agree That a lady at tea Should never cut cake with a chopper

Or throw pieces of coal At some old soul Who is wearing her husband's best topper'

'Or rub jam on the nose Of a colonel that blows That organ of smell like two trumpets

Or insists that you drink Several cupfuls of ink And bombard all the pictures with crumpets!' 

Have a great day and enjoy a cuppa and a friend!


  1. What a beautiful teacup! So elegant and fun.

  2. What a lovely Shelley teacup you have. I've never seen one like it before. I popped over after visiting Miss Spencer Teacup Thursday post. I'm always late to these parties, too, being on the West coast also but am hoping to join the fun next week, and post early like you.
    Have a blessed day, it's nice to meet you.

  3. Shelley china, teacup, blue and white. How could it get any better?? Love your teacups and your blog. First time here and love everything about it.
    Please come to see us soon with another pretty teacup or some insights on collecting. This is what makes the party so much fun...special ladies like you!
    Blessings, Pam

  4. just lovely RUth!
    i have a similar saucer with green stars - English bone china, but the signature is a bit hard to interpret... always liked coordinating a cup with it for Christmas :))


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