A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Teacup Tuesday - Melba art deco teacup trio, hand painted art deco pot,Bernideen's giveaway sign up

Welcome to teacup Tuesday with Rose Chintz Cottage, Wanda Lee & Pam's Tea Pot & Teacup Tuesday, Martha's Favorites, Faith, Hope & Cherry Tea and Artful Affirmations, among others. Can't get enough teacups EVER as far as I'm concerned!

This is a design from the art deco period of the 1930s and it makes me think of very early spring. Now I know many of you are still battling the elements of a cold, hard winter, but my bulbs have popped up already. The teacup trio was made by Melba China, England who did their best work, in my opinion during the art deco era. The design is in grey transferware that has been extensively hand painted or hand colored. I just love it.

To see more info of the Melba art deco trio at Antiques And Teacups click on the photo.

To go with the art deco mood, here is an artist signed tall coffeepot or teapot I found at an antique market in Gloucester, England by someone I feel sure had been influenced by Clarice Cliff. The pot is dated 1933 and is all hand painted. I love it! Notice the little cottage with the smoking chimney on the bottom left?

To see more info of the art deco signed pot at Antiques And Teacups, click the photo.

You might want to check out Bernideen's Teatime Blog. She is doing a Dreaming Of Spring Giveway which is super! Or...maybe, then again maybe you shouldn't because I'd like to win it!!!  Just click on the photo below to go to Bernideen's Teatime Blog.

Have a great day today, have tea with a friend and:

The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, 
curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, 
unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, 
gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, 
and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain.  
~Lu Yu

But...ummm...can I have sugar in it please??


  1. Very pretty teacups! I think the teapot is rare and unique! hardly see one like yours. very art deco! thanks for sharing! happy Tt

  2. Wow! Those are beautiful pieces of artwork - I am thoroughly enchanted! Hope you have a wonderful week<

  3. These really are works of art! I love your tea cup and saucer, I have one similar. They do look like spring to me too.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

  4. What wonderful pieces! Very unique and yes, the Melba pattern does remind one of Springtime. Oh, to have bulbs pushing their lovely heads up this time of year must be simply lovely! We are having a snowstorm ourselves at the moment.
    Thank you for coming to tea and have a lovely day, my friend.


  5. Happy Tuesday, Ruth...Oh, I do agree, your Melba China does remind one of early Spring. What pretty set.


  6. What beauties you have shared with us here today. Makes my think of warmer weather as it will hit 5 degrees here tomorrow morning!


  7. What beautiful and unique pieces. I really love the colors on the hand painted teapot and the pretty shape of the teacup trio.

  8. Beautiful pieces. I love silver birch trees, that design is so delicate - just gorgeous.


  9. Hi: I love that tea cup. It is just so beautiful. You always have amazing tea cups. Thank you for the well wishes on my new venture. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha


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