A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Pink Saturday, Royal Albert American Beauty, Pink Decorations

Happy Pink Saturday with How Sweet the Sound. A chance to go overboard loving pink!

I want to share a very pink teacup, and then some pink decorations from my home and from Country Living magazine that I like.

I just love this teacup...it is PINK! The pattern is called American Beauty and was made by Royal Albert, England in the 1940s. You can dive into that pink, can't you!!!!! For more on the teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

And here are a few pinks among my Christmas decorations:

One of a whole bunch of Victorian lace fans I made one year when we were living in an 1879 Victorian home in Redding, California. I trimmed them with ribbon and roses.  The other is a mouth blown glass ornament with gold plated metal and gold braid made in the 1980s in West Germany.

A manger scene on a dining room server. We have had this for about 25 years, but it always has a place of honor. Pink on Joseph is interesting....

Now these are from Country Living,  from a page sent to me on an email as I am a subscriber. These were my favorites. Great decorating ideas and just eye candy for Christmas!

This was a great wreath made out of mother of pearl buttons! I loved that idea!

How about Christmas stockings made from stiffened dressmaking patterns???

And for a white and recycling Christmas, a wreath made entirely of old newspapers!

Then there is the luxe look of combining all sorts of vintage mercury ornaments on a tray in a silver bowl.

I love the simple pinecone wreath being framed...suddenly a fine art statement!

A definte favorite because I love red...or as it's also called...pink transferware setting the scene for a vintage Christmas with panache!

Using a fancy silver serving tray as a table centerpiece with just a few chromatic ornaments.

Making room on the shelves for a Christmas statement with green wreaths among the winter palette.

What a great idea for the knitters out there!

Another silver utilization with vintage balls, beads and sparkles!

And lastly...a pink Christmas with pink flowers, bows and table accents.

Have a great time visiting the other Pink Saturday posts. It is so much fun!


  1. Awesome beautiful tea cups and decoration ^_^

    Pink Rose

  2. I love Royal Albert...My pattern is the famous 'Old Country Rose' cant get enough of it..This pattern you show is very beautiful too! Wish I could have some of each that strikes my fancy! Dont you? Merry Christmas..

  3. What a delight to see these lovely decors.!

    Pink at my page, please come and see. Have a wonderful holiday from my family to yours!

  4. Royal Albert did make some very beautiful teacups - adore them! Country Living supplies such scope for the imagination! Gorgeous ideas!
    Hope you have a great weekend,

  5. Tea tastes better from a Royal Albert teacup, giggle. I collect tea cups and I do have some Royal Albert but this one is truly lovely. Happy Pink Saturday. Hugs. P.S> please stop by Katherines Corner and add your lovely blog to my new blog list page ( if you haven't already) and don't forget to enter the Tis The Season Giveaway it ends tonight.

  6. I love antiques lovely teacups, and all look beauty! gloria

  7. Oh how special I would feel drinking my tea in a cup so pretty. I just love my afternoon tea time for me.
    Merry Christmas

  8. LOVE the teacup, Ruth! A lovely post filled with lots of Christmas ideas. Happy Pink Saturday weekend.

    Christmas blessings,


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