A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Teacup Tuesday, Lake Louise Poppies Teacup, Back From Holiday

Hello friends...I am back from a week's holiday from blogging and ready for Teacup Tuesday, Tea Time Tuesdat, Tea Pot and Tea Time Tuesday and ,ore! I have a partial participation list at the bottom of the post, so please visit all the great tea related blogs!

This week I am sharing the summer themed...to me anyway...Royal Chelsea, England teacup in the pattern Lake Louise Poppies. Royal Chelsea, England made this bone china teacup between 1940-1943. The teacup is hand enameled over transfer, and is almost like a tube line piece.  For more info on the Lake Louise Poppies teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

The reason it speaks summer to me is because when I visited Lake Louise, Alberta Canada on a Rocky Mountain Rail Tour round trip week from Vancouver, BC. there were icelandic poppies everywhere, and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has a restaurant called the Poppy Room or Braserie. The lake was beautiful. I found a couple of photos I had but I think the rest are on my other computer...and I'm too lazy to go get them!

And speaking of Canada, we had a visit with friend for part of our holiday week in Vancouver, BC. The weather was GORGEOUS and quite warm. Lovely! On Friday, we were walking to a restaurant and my DH thought he was having a recurrence of the atrial fibrillation problem he had in June, but it turned out he felt the 6.4 earthquake they had just off Vancouver Island that was felt all the way down to Seattle. That was a relief! No heart prob, and no injuries from the earthquake either!

These are photos of Canada Place where the cruise ships dock, False Creek and a waterbus taxi to the North Shore.

On Saturday we caught the 6:40 am...too early!...Amtrak train back to Seattle then caught the ferry to Bainbridge Island and home! A great break, great to see friends, and nice to be home.  Oh...here is a photo of our friend (a bit of a nut) we took....he posed it....

Sheesh!!!!A nut case, but a fun one.  Oh...lastly, a photo after dinner at our favorite restaurant in Stanley Park, The Fish House watching the last cruise ship of the night head out to sea. Lovely! That's me on the bench...but you knew that, I am positive!!!!

I am joining:

Kathy~  http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Martha~  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Wanda Lee~  http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~  http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~  http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ 
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
Trisha~  http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/ 
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~  http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ 
Teatime Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday 


  1. Hello Ruth,
    What a pretty teacup. I love the poppies. I'm not usually a lover of orange but the teacup is lovely. Lake Louise is beautiful, isn't it? I have never been there but I've seen pictures and my son tells me it is as beautiful as one can imagine. Thank you for sharing today. Glad you enjoyed your trip.


  2. Yes, poppies grow here in summer too. But the color makes it beautiful for fall too! Lovely teacup!

  3. Glad nothing was damaged by the EQ and that you had a fun holiday! I'm looking forward to our trip up to Sequim and the OP next week, hope the famous 'blue hole' does its stuff!

  4. What an exquisitely lovely Poppy teacup Ruth!

    I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Lake Louise in Canada and that you had a marvelous time! What fabulous pictures of such beauty.

    Thanks so much for joining me for our 72nd, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' and also for my 101st, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' Zaa!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  5. you're also invited to add your TeaTime Treats images to today's FHC post ~ something a little less work ~ closer to a Rest & Refresh photo post
    see you soon!
    glad you're back & w/o <3 or earthquake problems!

  6. have you read The Violets of March? just wondering with the Bainbridge Island connxn...
    we've just begun our reading/discussing group on it if you'd like to join in?...

  7. Hello Ruth,
    this Poppy tea cup has just the right colors for fall. Love the bright orange. I hope you have a nice fall time. Thank you for sharing your treasure.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  8. Beautiful teacup and the pictures are just wonderful!


  9. BEAUTIFUL memories in this posting... Your poppy cup and saucer are definately unique...I have never seen one like it !!!! I visited lade Louise and Banff as a child living in Canada .. so know the serenity and charm of the area...SO ..Thanks for the memories...Hugs

  10. Your Lake Louise tea cup and saucer are gorgeous! The vibrant colors and the design make it a stunning cup!
    Thank you for sharing it with us, as well as your beautiful trip. I have not yet been to this part of Canada, but someday, I will see it : )

  11. Hi Ruth!
    Your tea cup with poppy decoration is very summer-like and adorable.
    But I was really amazed by the beauty of Canadian landscapes and city views.
    By the way, this week my tea cups have handpainted landscape decoration and I'm looking forward to your visit...
    Thanks for sharing your photos.

  12. Hi, you have a very pretty teacup and I love the breathtaking view of the lake.


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