A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday Teacups And Tea Things, Hunting Scenes Teacup and Antique New Year Postcard

Things have been a bit disorganized this week with the holidays, visitors and a bit of hookey! So I am late with my post for Thursday Teacups And Tea Things. I am joining Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser and Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady.

I chose this teacup, English Hunting Scenes by Royal Winton Grimwades, England because the week after Christmas, especially Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, is a famous week for lots of fox hunts around England and lots of traveling! This cup and saucer has a luster finish and has the hunt on the saucer and coaches on the cup. Cute! Am I glad we don't have to travel in coaches! A hard, cold, uncomfortable as well as drawn out and down right dangerous way to travel!

And our antique New Year postcard today is an embossed one with lots of gold metallic on it that was postmarked for Dec. 30th, 1912 at Grand Central Station, New York and sent to Buffalo, New York. The poem says:

Compliments of Jan.1st
I wish for you dear
Friend, Good Fortune
through the year attend

To see either the teacup or postcard at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.  I hope you have a lovely day today visiting the blogs, teacups and thingies...and have a cupp of tea with a friend!


  1. I have never seen anything like that teacup and saucer...very pretty...love the old postcard too!
    Happy New Year to you!
    Big hugs,

  2. What a lovely tea cup and saucer. Love the colors, it's so striking. Happy New Year. Hugs...Lu

  3. Great post card. I know several people that would LOVE the tea cup!

  4. I love that tea cup! Happy New Year!

  5. HI Ruth...Happy New Year! I love Royal WInton and your cup is lovely. I always wait for your Teacup Thursday.
    Love, Linda

  6. I love that cup and saucer. Very pretty pattern.

  7. That tea cup is exquisite! I've never seen one with so much detail! Happy new year! ♥

  8. Just found your lovely blog. It has two things that I love, antiques and tea.
    Great job.
    Best of the new year to you.

  9. What an unusual tea cup design! Very pretty!

    Happy New Year!


  10. Beautiful and unusual tea cup....very pretty. Happy VTT!

  11. What a lovely set, perfect for Boxing Day. What a great imagination you have. It is refreshing to hear a more realistic view of traveling by carriage. They're lovely for a trip around the park, but that is enough for me.

    Happy New Year and Boxing Day!


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