A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Win Downton Abbey English Trip! Delft hugging couple heart box

What a chance of a lifetime!!! PBS with British Airways, The British Heritage Pass and MacDonald Hotels is offering a chance to win a trip to England, private VIP pass to the real Downton Abbey...Highclere Castle...visits to Agatha Christie's home in Cornwall, visits to Oxford and Bath and more! You must enter before April 26,2011. How cool is that! Brilliant!
Here is the link to the entry form:
Downton Abbey England trip sweepstakes

Changing gears, I'm back to Valentine;s Day thinking. We will be in Victoria, BC just before the day for the Victoria, B.C. Tea Festival. The Black Ball ferry, The Coho, that takes us from Port Angeles 10 miles away to the Victoria Inner Harbour is in drydock for it's annual beauty treatment & doctor's visit and will be out the day the festival starts...Feb.12th.  Our 37th wedding anniversary is the 16th so it's a combined trip, really.

Those are our Olympic Mountains in the back of the Coho from Olympic National Park. Anyway, we anticipate a great 2 days at the festival and I will post photos when we return.

I wanted to share this cute little heart shaped porcelain Delft trinket box at Antiques And Teacups with a courting or hugging couple on the top. I thought it was so cute!

The Delft box is unusual as well because the coloring is polychrome rather than the usual just blue and white...not that I mind...I love any color as long as it's blue!
For more info about the Delft hugging couple Delft box at Antiques And Teacups...click the photo.

So have a great Saturday, I hope you keep warm...we're partly cloudy and in the 50s and have a cup of tea with a friend. Tomorrow's a big day if you are an American football fan. My DH will be watching (although English football (soccer to Yanks) is more his thing. He's watching Man Utd play at the moment. Smile...and...

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