A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Teacups and Tea Things, Message Mug, Nativitiy Ornament, Antique Christmas Postcard

Can it be this close to Christmas already? The Christmas CDs are on and there are all sorts of goodie around to much with tea later. I'll be baking for friends next week. Today I am joining Thursday Teacups And Tea Things, Vintage Thingie Thursday and Teacup Thursday.

My teacup to day is a tea mug from the 1980s that comes out every year to remind me about the simple reason for the season.

I have a large round cookie plate to match. Accompanied us yesterday to a Christmas party filled with Black Eyed Susan shortbread, and I forgot to take photos! Duh.....

On my mantle I have this little ornament from the 1980s as well with the nativity in a glass ball that is etched with the map of the world.

I can't remember who gave it to me, but it is one of those favorite pieces that is packed carefully away every year. I'm sure you have many of those as well. When you open the box and lift it out it brings a smile to your face and warm memories of past Christmases and absent friends.

My antique Christmas postcard for Dec. 15th.

I love the framed vignettes, and this is such a lovely snowscene. This  embossed postcard is postmarked for Dec. 24, 1909 and is to and from Cambridge, Mass. I love the holly. Look at the lovely copperplate hand writing! I sure wish I could write that beautifully. Really a work of art!  

For more info on this or other antique postcards at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

From the Cottage Journal by Hoffman Media

Have a wonderful day visiting the other blog parties, and have a cup of tea and a Christmas cookie with a friend!


  1. Oh what lovely vintage treasures! Your blog is such a delight. I love the nativity ornament! I think your mug is charming! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs Anne

  2. what a festive mug! love the vignettes scene, i wish i lived in the cottage like in the pic! time flies and before you know it, it's christmas day! :)

    x susan

  3. Only 10 more days til Christmas! I love your nativity ball. I have a few tiny creche ornaments hanging on my tree.
    Thank you for your comment about my deer and trees. I have some of those cute vintage wax choir boys too! I did a post about them last Christmas. (or the year before)

  4. I absolutly love vintage post cards especially Christmas ones

    I have a few and want to decorate a tree with them

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

  5. Hi there, Ruth. Good to hear from you, Merry Christmas! I love old post cards. They are not only beautiful but help to spark my creativity when painting.
    p.s.I like your mug.

  6. The postcards are wonderful and I love the mug! Vintage things are my favorite for Christmas! ♥

  7. Oh I love the glass ball with the nativity scene inside, have never seen anything like it before. It's precious and yes, your mug says it all. Happy Christmas. Hugs...Lu

  8. All of your decorations are so pretty. I love the cards!! I save cards, and have reused some this year in my decorations. Happy VTT!


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