A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Teacup Tuesday, Grandmother's or Chelsea Cup and Saucer, Shelley Teapot

I had thought of sharing something green today for Teacup Tuesday, but decided to wait until next week because I am loving my blue and white antique cup and saucer. This pattern is called a lot of different things because it has been around a lot of years and variations were made by a lot of potters.

The pattern is called variously Grandmothers, Chelsea, Chelsea Sprig and Blue Sprig. The applied blue pattern on the soft paste or ironstone cup and saucer can be clear blue, periwinkle, lavender or have an applied metallic copper luster finish. And sometimes the design is floral, baskets or grapes. But I love them all! The design was first made in the late 1790s and became very popular in the Regency and early Victorian era and was made into the late 1940s and early 1950s. Many of the items are not marked, but this one happens to be by Adderleys, England and was made in the 1920s. I love the pattern!
For more info about the Chelsea Sprigged teacup at Antiques and Teacups, click the photo.

Another favorite thing is this Shelley teapot in the Eglantine pattern in the New Cambridge, Henley or Perth shape made from 1940 until the pottery closed in 1966. I love the pale blue handle and knob and the flower blossoms. It always makes me think of spring.

I have posted a photo of my son and his wife on the left side, top of the blog. We love our sweetheart of a DIL...she has made our son so happy...what more could parents want! But she has just been diagnosed at 35 with a hereditary birth defect of a hole in her heart bigger than a dime and will be having heart surgery on March 28th. She has been ill since November and off work since then. She is a supervisor with the TrueBlue program for JetBlue Airlines. It has been a long road for them to finally get a definitive diagnosis...one emergency doctor said young women don't have heart problems, refused to send her to a cardiologist and instead sent her a psychologist for her "emotional problems". So we are relieved at least it's confirmed and steps will be taken to fix it. We would appreciate your prayers.

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  1. Hi Ruth! Oh I am sooooo in love with that Pink Rose teapot! I love anything with pink roses! :) I am really enjoying your blog!


  2. What a pretty tea cup! Sorry to hear about your daughter-in-law. I hope and pray that she will have a full recovery.
    Blessings, Beth

  3. Hello Ruth,
    this is a nice and interesting cup you shared with us. And also the teapot is lovely.
    I can imagine how worried you about the upcoming surgery of your DIL. Some years ago a boy in our neighborhood had this birth defect and got a surgery. It was very successful and this boy is now a upgrown man without any problems. So trust in God and also in the modern hospitals and I am sure, your Daughter in Law will feel much better after this surgery happend. I will pray for her, too.
    Greetings, Johanna

  4. sorry to hear about your DIL but am sending her all +ve thoughts to her and your family!. hope and pray she recovers soon!.. as for the china, welp, your teapot melt my heart! Shelley teapot is just awesome! never have Shelley in my collection! super!

  5. Hello there dear Ruth,

    Such a delightfully pretty teacup and teapot!

    My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery for your loved one!

    ~ Thanks for sharing with us!

    Thanks also for joining us once again for TTTT and also for my 72nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  6. The teacup and teapot are just lovely! You have my prayers for yur DIL. I hope all is well!

  7. Wonderful post. The teacup and teapot are wonderful. Prayers for your DIL.

  8. Your tea cup and saucer are so lovely! I think I have seen this pattern before in antique shops, now I will stop and have a second look. Thank you so much for sharing so much information about it. I think it is beautiful with it's raised pattern and the blue on it.

    May your DIL have her best possible surgery doctors and nurses, the best care and a speedy recovery to good health.

  9. What a gorgeous teacup. I love the blue and white. And the teapot is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.


  10. Hi Ruth,
    I am sorry to be so late visiting but I've been ill all week with the flu.
    Your teacup is very sweet. I love your Shelley teapot; what a treasure!
    I am very sorry to hear about your DIL. I pray that the doctors in her care will do everything they can to make her well again. God bless her and your son!



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