A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Teacup Tuesday, Shelley Bubble Flower Chintz Teacup, Antique Easter Card, Gibson's Teapot

Teacup Tuesday again! I am joining so many lovely teacup ladies today including:

and so many others!

I chose this Shelley, England rarely seen bubble and flower chintz because it reminds me of a spring bouquet...drowning in the rain!!!  We have had 268% of our normal rainfall this year! That's wet...even for Washington state! The teacup is in the Ripon shape which is one of my favorites. To see more photos and information of the Shelley Bubble Flower Chintz teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

And to go with the teacup, a Gibson's, England vintage 1940-1950s teapot in the Georgian shape.  So elegant! 

Today it was mostly sunny and we really enjoyed it.  I hope everyone stayed safe during all of the tornados in the midwest over the last few days. Our prayers have been with all you folks.

This is a neat antique Easter greeting card from 1914 that is one of the reasons I am fascinated by old cards. The card tells of asking about the making of maple sugar and of a mumps epidemic in Michigan..."Every house on our street has them".  For more info, click the photos.

The poem on the front, which features embossed lilies and the title A Glad Easter Tide reads:

Easter morn is the herald of joyful news in mankind
Rejoice! We are this day called to share in the glorious triumph of our Conqueror and Redeemer! The gates of heaven are thrown open wide to man.
A new Kingdom is heralded into this world, and like the lilies of the field,
the sweet fragrance of righteousness, peace, purity
and love ever ascends from the souls of the redeemed.
This is the glad song of Easter in you.

Rev. W. Foyle

Have a wonderful Holy week or Passover and visit the lovely teacup parties.


  1. You have the most beautiful tea cups and tea pots I have ever seen. I have seen one or two in my day. Every week I am left coveting your things. Another Tuesday of repentance for me. Thank you so much for giving me such beautiful things to look at. I would love to be a mouse in your China Cabinet! Have a blessed Easter. Hugs, Martha

  2. Beautiful bubble flower chintz tea cup and the Gibson tea pot is perfect with it. I love old postcards and this one is quite a find for Easter. Happy Tea Day!

  3. oh wow i totally agree on the beautiful shelley cup that looks like a spring bouquet drowning in the rain, love the bubbles effect on it! the teacup is so elegant and i too love old cards , beautiful poem too! have a happy easter and Tea time tuesday! Susan

  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely spring teawares and that great Easter postcard! I love old postcards as well. A couple of years ago I found three different designs featuring Easter chicks and teapots. The messages they convey are fascinating too!

  5. Hi Ruth,
    What a pretty teacup! I love anything chintz! Your Gibson teapot is stunning! I have always loved cards, old or new. Thank you for sharing yours. The poem is lovely and my wishes to you and your family for a wonderful and Happy Easter.


  6. Your teacup and teapot are both stunning

    The sentiment on your antique postcard - are inspiring.

    Have a Blessed Easter.


  7. Lovely, I know you called them bubble's but something about them reminds me of stones in a garden, high end paving stones. This is the prefect cup for an outdoor tea party, but then again arn't they all.

    Love your cup.

  8. What a beautiful tea cup and tea pot!! The vintage Easter card is such a treasure! Thanks for sharing it with us!!


  9. Thank you for sharing your interesting tea things and you have a really nice blog. I've never seen a Gibson tea pot before, and elegant is definitely the word to describe it.

  10. Your bubble Shelly is very pretty! I too, love that shape and I think I have seen this cup before. But only once.
    The tea pot is gorgeous too! I would love to have one like that.

  11. I've never seen the bubble Shelly teacup before - it is beautiful. I really love the shape of the Gibson's teapot.

    Thanks for sharing that antique Easter card too.


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