A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday, Teacup Tuesday, Retro Mid Century Style

I am joining Teacup Tuesday, Tea Pot & Tea Things Tuesday, Tea Time Tuesday & several other tea parties. I really need to do a list & save it from week to week...I always seem to forget someone or don't get the link in. But, Thanks Martha, Sandy, Wanda Lee & Pam & all the other tea ladies!!!

I wanted to share something a little different today so chose a different era from the items I usually choose from the stock of my website Antiques And Teacups. The design style (and dates they were made) for the teapot and teacup this week is mid century, retro, modern. This cool teapot is by Midwinter, England...a part of the Wedgwood Group...in the Riverside pattern. Would fit on your formica table in your Eichler home. Avocado...some of you are old enough to remember that...everything was avocado green and harvest gold. Oh yeah! Anyway, I love this teapot. It is signed by the designer John Russell.

And to go with the pot...sorta...because I wanted something springlike still...I chose this Taylor and Kent, England hand colored on black transfer cup and saucer with burnished gold from made in the 1960s. This is one of my favorite teacups because it is so striking.  Not for fainting, shrinking violets!

To see more of either of these at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

I am planning to make a spring risotto with fresh asparagus tonight for dinner. One of my favorites. Then I think it's time for some strawberry scones, don't you?

Have a great day visiting all the tea parties. We are expecting heavy rain through Wednesday with small river flooding. Welcome to spring!!!


  1. wonderful retro tea pot and the tea cup ... so elaborate and lovely! happy tea day!

  2. Lovely Springtime treasures! Love the retro look! yvette@twistedvines

  3. Hello,
    this are really oustanding patterns. Very interesting and charming designs. I enjoyed very much to see them. Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings, Johanna

  4. What a nice shape this tea pot has!
    Best wishes!

  5. Hi Ruth,
    A wonderful share today. I really like your teacup! Strawberry scones sound lovely! Thank you for joining me for tea and have a lovely day.


  6. Beautiful floral tea cups! Have a great tea party.

  7. Lovely retro pattern. I too had an avocado green stove and a harvest gold fridge. That seems like such a long time ago!
    I love your tea cup and saucer. Totally vibrant and lovely. Such a work of art.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  8. Hello there dearest Ruth,

    My!.., What a lovely assemblage of tea pretties you have shared with us this week!.., I especially like and am intrigued by your black and white transferware, hand coloured teacups; just simply striking!

    I am praying for your dear DIL as well!.., Do let us know how her heart surgery went please.

    Thanks for joining Pam and I once again for TTTT and also for my 77th, Tuesday Tea For Two this week.

    We always love having you join us for the fun of what I lovingly also refer to as; 'Tuesday Teatime In Blogland'!

    God bless,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  9. Hello Ruth, Thank you for visiting me today, my son lives in Woodinville, where I find beautiful tea cups is in Bellingham, there is a booth with a whole display stacked three high, they are just lovely. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet DIL, she and your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Terri

  10. What a unique teapot! never seen anything like it, love it!! The Taylor and Kent teacup is gorgeous! im planning to make risotto as well but on saturday hehe love asparagus and strawberry scones sound yummylicious, Enjoy!! x

  11. What unique teawares! I love the shape of the teapot, and that cup and saucer, oh my! And I also wanted to say thank you, Ruth, for visiting my blog and "dating" that Marshall Field Tea Room cup and saucer I posted yesterday. I can see I need to "camp out here" for a while so I can learn from you!

  12. Love your tea cup! Just beautiful!!!

  13. Hi: I love the tea cup you shared today. It is beautiful. Thank you for always being faithful at joining us each week. You are a blessing. Martha

  14. Hi Ruth, It's so fun to visit you and to think one of my sons and his wife and our two grandchildren now live in the same state as you. I'm so jealous!

    I know you all are getting a lot of rain. Wish it would come back here in Houston where it belongs! LoL!

    I love your tea set...and boy does that Green bring back memories!

    Thanks so much for linking up with my tea party.
    Donna @ Comin' HOme


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