A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday, Tea Pot & Tea Things Tuesday, Tea Time Tuesday and Royal Albert & Royal Patrician

It’s Tuesday…time for tea and I am joining:
 Teacup Tuesday with Martha & Terri at
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Wanda Lee and Pam at
Silken Purse and the Plumed Pen
Tea Time Tuesday with Rose Chintz Cottage

Today I want to share...several things that I love!

This is such a lovely teacup pattern...lush roses and sponged gold. Royal Albert at it's prettiest, I think, and was made in the 1950s in the Countess shape. Lovely.

I thought that this teapot went well with the teacup. The pattern name is Guinivere and was made by Royal Patrician in 2002. The pattern was discontinued in 2004 and the factory closed in 2009. I love the pretty shape and soft, dreamy floral bouquet.

And because it's still early spring, here are a pair of candleholders to go with this theme. The candle holders are all hand made bone china flowers.

The candle holders are a variation of what is called Staffordshire Posies and were made by Radnor in Stoke-on-Trent in the 1940s. I still can't believe they have no chips...the Staffordshire posies are so fragile!

For more information on any of the items which are in stock at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

I hope you visit all of the teacup and tea thing blog parties. I always look forward to seeing all the beautiful items that make taking tea such a special time. Thanks for visiting!


  1. Hi: I just love the wonderful tea pot you shared today. It is stunning. I went to see if I could buy one on Ebay, but it was a bit to expensive for me. I will have to keep it on my wish list. Thank you for sharing this lovely beauty with us. Blessings, Martha

  2. Beautiful post! The teacup is my favorite, very lovely. Thank you for visiting.
    Have a wonderful day!
    ~ Wendy

  3. I love your American Beauty tea cup, this is my favorite version. I love the sponged gold!
    Your tea pot as well, is gorgeous with those beautiful flowers. Those candle holders are so pretty, I have two pins like it and have never wondered who made them, now I do!
    I bought two candlesticks last month that I adore. I will have to post about them.
    Thanks for your lovely post.

  4. Yes, a lovely rose pattern on the cup! The teapot is a nice shape, and I have one like it with other flowers though. I love the way it pours. I did not know the company was out of business though!

  5. I too love the Royal Albert American Beauty pattern. I have a couple of teacups and a few other small pieces. Your Guinivere teapot is such a beautiful shape.

  6. Your American beauty tea cup is gorgious! Royal Albert is one of my favorites, in fact I just ordered one this past week.

    The candle holders are darling!

  7. Thank you for sharing so much beauty! It makes my day better.
    The tea pot is beautiful! Loved the tea cup as well.

  8. Hello Ruth,
    I do love the American Beauty teacup! It is a favourite pattern of mine although I do not have any pieces of it yet. I adore the roses and the sponged gold on it!
    I love your beautiful teapot too. It really is lovely! The candle holders are very pretty and how nice you have them and in such wonderful condition! Thank you for sharing all your pretties with us today. And thank you for stopping by to have tea with me.


  9. What a lovely Royal Albert teapot! So pretty!

    Lovely as always!

    Thanks for joining Pam and I once again for this our 50th TTTT and also for my 78th Tuesday Tea For Two..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  10. Beautiful tea cup and tea pot. Very lovely. Thanks for sharing.Karie

  11. Goodness!! What a stunning tea cup and an equally stunning tea pot!! LOVE the sweet handle on the lid of the tea pot!! How sweet!!


  12. Ruth,
    your pieces are amazingly beautiful! Cannot choose a favorite, I simply adore those roses! And your blog looks quite interesting- soo much to read about the Royal Wedding! I have to come back ;)
    I also meant to thank you very much for the nice note you left me- it was really, really appreciated.


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