A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Teacup Tuesday, Shelley Yellow Crochet, Recycled Glass

Hello and welcome to Teacup Tuesday. I will be joining the many having Tuesday teacup parties that are listed below...and many more. I need to get a new link list going....gotta figure out how to do a linky!!! I always seem to get left off everyone's permanent participant lists.... :)

As we are FINALLY having our first REAL summer weather here this week, I chose a yellow colorway of a Shelley China, England pattern called Crochet. The pattern comes from the lacy border like crocheted lace and the pattern came in several different colors. I have always loved the pattern. It is so feminine and pretty. The shape is called Gainsborough, and although it is currently not the most popular shape it's one of my favorites, especially when you have the burnished gold trim like this set.  Perfect for afternoon tea. We are just finishing up some chocolate chip brownies I made the other day, and it is do difficult to stop at just one!

For more info on the cup and saucer at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

We have a weekly farmer's market here in Sequim which we visit every Saturday for fresh produce. The peas are just finishing up, beans coming in & corn expected next week. We're north here, people! Anyway, there are also local craft booths which is always fun. A lady called Never Di Recycled Glass has a business doing recycled glass lawn ornaments. We bought one a few weeks ago and love it. I photographed her booth on Lavender Festival Weekend which was cloudy, alas, but you'll get the idea.

She uses bits and pieces of old glassware, glass cabachons, door knobs, you name it to create yard art. Lovely!

In the middle photo you can see a sign that says Dale Chihuly...the internationally know art glass blower, who is from 100 miles away. The sign says "Dale Chihuly, Eat Your Heart OUT!" Pretty cute!  The next photos are of our glass art in our garden by the lavender.

Have a great day visiting the other teacups. I am joining, among others,
Teacup Tuesday

                Pamela for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday


  1. you always have the most beautiful tea cups!

  2. Your teacup and saucer are stunning!


  3. I love your tea cup, such pretty colors and pattern! The linky will work if you upload from file rather than from the Web...Christine

  4. Hello Ruth, I am sorry linky didn't work for you on my site! I have checked it out and can't find anything amiss, could you give the link up another go? Maybe it will work now.
    Your Shelley cup is so very lovely! This crochet pattern is amazing. I love the colors and especially the gold handle and foot.

  5. The teacup is gorgeous. Love the *crochet* ! Enjoyed the fake Chihuly, too! Happy Tea Day!

  6. Hello,
    I visited your blog today, and you have such a lovely selection of tea cups. I have been taking time out each day to enjoy a cup of tea. It is very relaxing after a hectic day. I did a post called "Tea Time" awhile ago, and it was a favorite of mine. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would really enjoy coming back to visit with you, and seeing all your beautiful teacups and ideas. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  7. im in love with your teacup!! loveeee it! i'm going to put that in my list to buy, i also love farmer's market, and those glass art are super gorgeous!! such talent! thank you for sharing and posting!

    x susan

  8. Hi Ruth, What a great Farmer's Market. I know just where Sequiem is and I think I mentioned on an earlier visit. My hubby is from Washington and we visited in Sequiem while staying in a logger's cabin on the peninsula with our kids. It was beautiful!

    Your tea cup is simply gorgeous!

    xo Donna @ Comin' Home's Tuesday Tea
    Thanks for linking up. :o)

  9. Hi Ruth: Your cups are always amazing. I love this Shelley. It is just stunning. Thanks for joining us for Tea Cup Tuesday. I will be here tomorrow for your party. Blessings, Martha

  10. Thanks for sharing this post. Something else that's related to this is news is this video about recycled glass art at Hands-on 3rd in Los Angeles. Have you heard of that place? Check out their event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfTfuCV93lw


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