A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Teacup Tuesday Wedgwood Jasperware Cup And Saucer, my Honey, Sequim Lavender Fairs

Well...have gone 3 days with internet access straight...so think they have replaced the correct lines. Hooray!

It's Teacup Tuesday with the wonderful Teacup and Tea time blog parties like:

Teacup Tuesday

Pamela for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Today I am sharing a favorite...a Wedgwood, England blue and white jasperware teacup made in 1959 and featuring the design called Sacrifice Figures. I like the little goat! 

It was great fun watching the white jasperware design that is almost paper thin, being applied to the body of the cup and saucer by the skilled artisans at Wedgwood in Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent. We always visit there and used to go to the main factory in Stoke...but that closed several years ago. At least the Wedgwood Museum in Barlastan was saved during the company's closing and is well worth a visit if you get to the Potteries area.

For more information the Wedgwood jasper cup and saucer at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

A progress report on my Honey...we had a heart episode 2 weeks ago. They did all the tests, nuclear scans & stress tests and said the atrial fibrillation he had is like a car whose engine is missing. They have ruled out organic problems, his heart is healthy, but he has "an electrical problem" so they are sending him to a cardiologist that specializes in that. The beta blocker they gave him has improved things, but because he has Parkinson's Disease, various meds affect each other so apparently the new cardiologist will be adept at balancing the various factors concerned. Thanks to everyone for your prayer.

credit: People Online

And Prince William and Catherine are home from the visit. This was a photo of the couple arriving for the BAFTA gala honoring 42 up and coming artist awardees. The visit has been proclaimed a success and the couple were labeled warm and "unstuffy". It was quite fun to follow. We still have some William and Kate Royal Wedding mugs available at Antiques And Teacups.

This next weekend is the annual Sequim Lavender Festival, but this year it's a bit different. There are 2 faires...an association split...but the more the merrier! Here are the 2 posters and a video from Good Morning America when the festival was featured, and links to the 2 groups:


  1. such beautiful photos,, I just love this tea cup,,

  2. wishing hubby well first and now on to that jasperware teacup...ok...I have been on a new mission to purchase a piece of this amazing work!! When I saw your post I was excited..thanks for the info! Feel free to link up if you have time to Tea Party Tuesday on my blog this week. http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/07/tea-party-tuesday-stuffed-dayliles.html

  3. Love lavender. Love your teacup! YUMMY! Love the Prince and Princess....beautiful couple.

    Sooo sorry your hubster is having problems. It is scary, huh? He is in my prayers.

    Love to you~


  4. Thanks for posting info on the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. Join us at George Washington Inn & Estate as our farm, Washington Lavender, hosts a High Tea on the piazza which includes an incredible 3 course menu. We'd love to see you and your friends!

  5. Wow, I would love to go to the Lavender Fair. Some friends of ours just moved to Sequim...I keep mistakenly pronouncing it See- Quim! Pretty cup, Ruth. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  6. Hello
    very charming tea cup. I really love Jasperware but have not only one of them. Thank you for sharing your treasure.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Oh, Ruth! So glad you found me at The Writer's Reverie! Your comment about remembering the bluebell woods in England made me tingle with a touch of envy - for I would so love to have seen such a sight with my own eyes. I fear I may possess an unrealistic view of the British Isles - brought on by far too much idealistic imagery from BBC period dramas and 19th century English literature. From your profile we have many loves in common -especially our love of the Lord. I shall be following you - hope to see you visiting me on occasion, too. Bless you and your husband as you navigate his medical issues. God is good and His hand heals and comforts - dispensing wisdom for each step we take.
    Joy to you!
    Miss Kathy

  8. I was in Washington one year during the lavender festival and thought it was wonderful. Lovely jasperware tea cup. Hope you get continued good news on your husband. Happy Tea Day!

  9. Wow what a fabulous blog !! Love the Wedgwood cup and saucer ... how magical to actually see it being produced.. Thank you so much for visiting... and the chocolate dessert really was delish!! wishing you a wonderful week. Will certainly keep your Honey in my prayers , xo Blessings, HHL

  10. Hi Ruth
    Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. I've been to one lavender fair in the past and it was really nice. I hope you'll post about the one near you if you go.

  11. I am so sorry about your husband. My dear Jud has pancreatic cancer and it is so hard. I send you my prayers. I love your wedgewood tea cup. I think it has been since childhood that I have seen one! I love that shade of blue. This is only my second Tea Cup Tuesday. I would love to have you visit if you have time.


  12. Ruth, your blue Wedgwood tea cup is just beautiful! It amazes me how they make those figures and apply them to the cup, saucer, etc. Prayers for your husband! Take care and have a delightful week.


  13. i wish for your honey to be well and God bless you both with good health! I absolutely love your wedgwood teacup, they're so stunning! you just know that it's wedgwood from the design! thanks for sharing and have a blessed day!


  14. Hi: I love the cup today. I have always wanted one like that, but they are so expensive. I will pray for your husband. Blessings, Martha

  15. Teapot is looking very awesome and i think that It's must an very old Designing teapot.
    herbal tea


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