A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Dec. 16th Free Shipping Friday, Antique Christmas Postcard, I Won! Dough Mice OrnamentsG

Good morning and happy December 16th. In the retail world, it's Free Shipping Friday and Antiques And Teacups has joined the train.  Coupon CYBER2011 for free shipping on all US orders over $30.00.


And here is our antique Christmas postcard for Dec. 16th:






The postmark is illegible, but it's from between 1900-1910. The embossed postcard was mailed from Milton, New Hampshire and sent to someone in town. No other address needed but the name! How's that for a small town!  The card features ivy which was a symbol from the Victorian Language Of The Flowers of undying love and loyalty...constancy. The poem says


A little spray of ivy
Let this message bring,
That happiness for all time
To you will ever cling.

Wishing you a Merry Xmas

I love the antique postcards for the tales they tell of a past age...a part of our heritage and cultural background. Neat! For more antique postcards, click on the photos.

And some exciting (to me!) news...I won a giveaway! I have NEVER won anything before! Thank you to Angela at Tea With Friends!!! It wond a little Christmas tote of seasonal teas. I can hardly wait!!!!





I wanted to show you these little guys on my tree. About 20 years ago I got them from the artist at a craft market in Ashland, Oregon and have treasured them since. Aren't they cure? There's a little guy with his toy train and the other cutie with his paws behind his back. They are carefully placed in a box in the closet. They are beginning to disintegrate a bit, but I lOVE them!

And lastly, a couple of photos from Country living with some ideas for your Christmas tables that I thought were easy & cute!


What a simple centerpiece using the ubiquitous glass pedestal bowls we all have hanging around in the closets! And as a colorful statement of Christmas cheer!


I loved this...either use a dresser plateau, a mirrored tile or anything reflective to double the power of simple Christmas ornament sparkle for any table.  So simple...even for those of us who are design genius challenged!

Have a wonderful day glowing with the season and don't forget to have a cup of tea with a friend!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post.Enjoyed dropping by.I wish you a safe and healthy season.Thanks for being My friend-Blessings to you Denise

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