A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

And What To My Wondering Eyes Should Appear....My gift fr Tea With Friends, And Dec. 20th Antique Christmas Postcard

Well!!! I got a surprise package today...the gift I won from Angela McRae at Tea With Friends arrived! It's the first time I have ever won anything!

There was the cutest little printed canvas tote bag with a lovely teapot filled with flowers in Christmas colors and a darling card in a design of a Cottageware teapot with a teabag of English Breakfast tea stuck inside and a sweet note.

Inside the little tote were all sorts of different holiday themed tea, including Christ,as black tea from Twinings, Rooibos Sleigh Ride, Rooibos Savory Holiday, and Republic of Tea Holiday Spiced Plum. How wonderful!

So, bet you can guess what I did next...after photographing, I opened a packet of the Twinings Christmas tea...well, it WAS afternoon teatime...and had a lovely cup in my Christmas robin mug with 2 orange currant scones on my Royal Doulton Rosebud (NO! NOT hand painted periwinkles) china. Lovely!

Thanks again Angela,  for the lovely pressie! It will be well appreciated...every sip!

And here is the antique Christmas postcard for today, Dec. 20th.

This embossed Christmas postcard is postmarked Dec. 24, 1909 to and from St. Louis, MO. The card has a neat framed scene or vignette  with a river and trees at sunset and the metallic gold words

With the best
of good wishes

I certainly echo that sentiment...no matter where you are!


  1. awww what a lovely gifts you've won! congrats! love the tote and all the varieties tea you got, the china is gorgeous!


  2. Hi Ruth,
    What a lovely gift you've got!
    The bag is a charm and the selection of teas very appropriate for the season!
    And What can I say about that antique Christmas card? As an antiques lover, I wish I could find something like it...
    Merry Christmas!

  3. What a nice gift!! Wish I could join you for tea!

    What a lovely blog you have!

    Merry Christmas!



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