A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Teacup Tuesday, Savoring Summer With A Delightsome Life, Prince William's Birthday

I am joining Kathy from a Delightsome Life for Savoring Summer. I have had to post early, because my computer is acting up and will be having surgery tomorrow a 9am!

I want to share a few favorite things....From the June 2010 issue of Victoria:

I am a great lover of blue and white...my house has that color scheme outside and mostly inside as well. Blue and white to me is peaceful, restful and a joy to my heart! Victoria is another thing I cherish...whether the old issues from the Hearst owned publication or the new Hoffman Publishing  version. My heart loves it there!

This is the UK version of Country Living magazine which I love. This is the May 2008 issue and features the blue and white pallet as well:

This is Country Homes & Interiors, another UK magazine, again from May 2008. The photo montage below is a periwinkle blue moving into purple which is lovely as well.

And from the same issue for a summer garden with the cool purple overtones:

And from the June 2010 issue of Better Homes And Gardens, a 2 page collage of all the things summer at the coast means. We are 2 miles from the coast and I just love it!

From the same issue was a recipe for what was  a cocktail called a June Bug from North Carolina, alsotermed a "frocktail". That is a name for a non alcoholic cocktail because "they are just as fun to doll up and serve". The photo shows a rosy sunset of a drink in a condensation beaded clear glass with an orange slice garnish.

3 cups ginger ale
4 Tbs grenadine
4 Tbs orange juice
3 scoops orange sherbet

Blend together all ingredients and pour into ice filled glasses. To make an alcoholic version, add 1/2 cup white rum. 
Makes 4 servings.

And for a cup of tea in the garden with Teacup Tuesday, a cobalt blue French glass cups and saucers. For more info on the Cobalt Blue glass teacups at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photo. See a list of some participating Teacup Tuesday partici[pants at the bottom of this post.

Prince William, seen here with Catherine at the Order Of The Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle earlier this month, celebrates his birthday today on June 21st. He was born in 1982. The Prince and Catherine will be arriving in Canada for their first state visit next week. That will be fun to watch!
Happy Birthday Prince William!

Teacup Tuesday

Pamela for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday


  1. I love it when they show blue and white interiors in the magazines too! Your fruity June Bug drink looks absolutely delicious! My Mom used to make something similar, but it was green and used lime sherbet.

  2. This whole post is just lovely!! Those magazines are so wonderful to read!
    Sorryy I couldn't get here sooner for Pink Saturday! My internet went out friday night, and I didn't get it back until last night!!
    I hope your surgery goes well!

  3. Lovely post. The cobalt blue is stunning and I love drinks with sherbet ... don't know why, but I do!!! Must have something to do with memories! Happy Tea Day!

  4. WHAT A DELIGHTFUL POST FULL OF SO MUCH INFO! I never thought about UK versions of magazines before! |How fun!

  5. Summer issues are the best! I can't always buy them, but I love to sit down in the bookstore with the UK magazines. Lovely post! Happy first day of summer!

  6. What a beautiful post! I love the cobalt blue tea cup and saucer. Fabulous that it is French!

  7. Hi Ruth,
    The blue and white is gorgeous! For years I decorated with blue because I raised all boys but now that they are all grown up and on their own, I have swung over to pink throughout the main level. I still have blue downstairs however. It really is a nice colour to live with. Lovely cobalt blue teacup! Thanks for sharing your post with Tea Time and have a lovely day.


  8. Well Happy Birthday Prince William..how cool thanks for sharing this great post! The magazines are lovely so much beauty there. Lovely teacup...Just everything is FANTASTIC.

  9. I adore magazines! I do hope they don't all go away with the internet.You must keep lots of your special issues, so do I.
    I love blue and white too. I changed the colors in my kitchen, but can't part with my blue and white things...I still miss them!
    Thanks for your lovely post.
    Lady Linda


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