A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

Welcome to the blog of Antiques And Teacups! Let's share a cup of tea and talk about the things we love...like teacups, antiques, collectibles, visiting England, antiquing and learning about victoriana and quirky gadgets. Fun!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Teacup Tuesday, Tea Pot And Teacup Tuesday and Earlene Grey Tea Poetry

It's Tuesday...my favorite day, because it's time to join some lovely blogger tea parties! 

Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday
The Plumed Pen's  Tea for Two
Rose Chintz Tea Time Tuesday
Martha's Favorite  Teacup Tuesday
Artful Affirmations Tea Cup Tuesday
and many more! Visit as many as you can and enjoy the beauty and love!

I am sharing a Crown Staffordshire all hand painted cup and saucer in a coffee can shape or mocha shape made in England in 1908-1930s. The hand painted floral bouquets are lovely and the all hand gilded netting, accents and trim are delicious!









I fell in love when I found these cups and saucers at an antique market in England. They were hand carried home...all 8 of them...in my hand luggage. Can you tell that was before hand luggage weight limits???? Truly a work of art in a teacup!

For more info on the Crown Staffordshire cup and saucer at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

I'd like to share some tea poetry from a friend and tea poet Earlene Grey. We have both advertised in the Tea House Times tea magazine and we have met at the Victoria Tea Festival. I missed her this year, her usual corner was occupied by someone else. I'll have to email & find out if all is well....

The Truth About Extravagances

If a
Lady
Had only sufficient wealth
For a lovely string of 
Pearls
And an excellent pound of
Tea,
That would be
Enough.

~Earlene Grey~

Earlene has written several books of tea poetry that are a joy! To learn more about Earlene and her poetry visit her website:



And for a total change of pace...from the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, B.C......John Lennon's Rolls Royce better known as the Yellow Submarine on display in the lobby where we went to watch 2 National Geographic IMAX movies the evening of the Victoria Tea Festival. How cool is that?

12 comments:

  1. That is the most beautiful tea cup I have ever seen. I just love the colors. Thanks you so much for sharing these beauties with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  2. Oh your Crown Staffordshire tea cup and saucer are gorgeous! The deep blue and gold is so stunning, and the pattern is so intricate. What a beautiful set all 8 cups must make! Lucky you to find it before the weight restrictions!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  3. Oh wow your hand painted cups and saucers are gorgeous. I can see why you would have hand carried them over.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Ruth..wow what a tea cup!! Pretty stunning! I love it and have never seen anything quite like it. I signed up to follow you so we can keep in touch. BTW, I once visited Sequeim Washington. We stayed in a cabin near there while visiting Washington State. We drove on a 30 day trip with the kids and hit 14 national parks including the Hoh Rainforest and the Olympic national seashore..was that what it was called? Sorry..there were so many. But I do recall we saw a mountain lion near you. We all had a hard time saying Sequiem properly. It's so beautiful where you are!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  5. What lovely hand painted teacups you brought back from England! They are truly stunning! That Rolls of Lennon's is quite the paint job! It must have been a sight to see. Thank you for joining me for tea today.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. So beautiful! I just love to see everyone's special treasures! This one is just amazing!
    Happy Tea-day!
    ~Donna~

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  7. Stunning patterns so rich and detailed. What a fun blog you have. I will have to get a Wills and Kate demi tasse cup--I hope they come out with that soon.
    Marie Arden Pink Living.

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  8. beautiful teacups and unique colours! black with pink floral.. just striking! thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a gorgeous collections and images.

    I do so hope you will pop by and link up to my tea party. There are two fantastic prizes.

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  10. What exquisite teacups you have. They're so beautiful!.., What a fabulously deep, rich color they are, with their lovely, intricate motifs! Lovely!

    Thanks for joining in with the fun for our TTTT and also with my 71st,'Tuesday Tea For Two', and sharing your treasures with all of us!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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