A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thursday Teacups and Tea Things, Christmas Teacup, Teapot and More

Welcome to Thursday Teacups and Tea Things with Time Was Antiques...the last one before Christmas. I am also joining Teacup Thursday  with Miss Spenser and Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady. Today is the Winter solstice...shortest day of the year. But tomorrow will be a little longer! It's also Hannukah, which is the Feast of Lights. A perfect thing for the season!

To light the darkness, my vintage teacup today has a design of lighted candles and holly and the good wishes of Merry Christmas. The teacup was made in Japan in the 1960s. I love the design...I'm a sucker for Christmas china and love greenery and candles!

To go with the greenery theme is a teapot shaped teabag caddy made at the end of the life of Royal Patrician, England in 2009. I love the poinsettia design. I am echoing the poinsettia theme with my antique Christmas postcard for today:

The embossed postcard has a great design of poinsettias, a poem and a bit of illuminated manuscript thrown in. The poem says:

To Greet you with
all Kind Thoughts
This Christmas
And may True
Friendship be
ever Thine

The card wasn't postally used but was used as a greeting card or gift enclosure but from the  card itself, handwriting and the group it came with, dates to around 1908-1910. I think it is lovely!

And on a more contemporary note, I found this coffeepot or tall teapot with a holly plaid design and the scripture from Isaiah 9:6

For unto Us a Child is born;
Unto us a Son is born

For info on any of the items shown at Antiques And Teacups, just click on the photos.

So to everyone, Happy Thursday Teacups And Tea Things, and Merry Christmas!


  1. WHat a lovely post...pretty pot and post card! Wishing you a Merry Christmas~

  2. Oh, Ruth! Your teacup was the first VTT post to catch my eye, then my computer shut down, and when it got back ON, your comment had posted!
    Thanks for laughing at our silliness. It helps things go as smoothly as possible to laugh MUCH!
    Your blog here is just beautiful. I was so encouraged by your intro. Sharing a cup of tea with you would just be a joy, I'm so sure!
    Merry Christmas--as we celebrate our Lord!

  3. Your tea cup is darling. Love all your other festive china too.

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    .°( . • . ) ˛°./• '♫ ' •\.˛*./______/~\*. ˛*.。˛* ˛.*。
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  4. You can count on vintage Norcrest for something unique and beautiful. What an intriguing tea set. Merry Christmas!

  5. Your Merry Christmas teacup is wonderful. Makes me want a cup of tea. Merry Christmas.

  6. Thank you Ruth.I love all your post,so fun,but informative on subjects I love. Denise

  7. Hi Ruth,
    Thanks for visiting my little blog Heavenly Minded & Earthly Good and your kind comment on my Christmas poem. I'm trying to give my blog a more inspirational direction. Lovely blog you have here. Tea(cups) and antiques: just about two of Anita and my favorite things in the wide world.
    Happy Christmas,

  8. Hello and Merry Christmas...what a pretty Christmas tea cup and saucer set. This larger tea pot/coffee pot is also very beautiful. Thank you for visiting...Lu

  9. Hello there Ruth!
    I wanted to come by to thank you for visiting my husband's blog today. It means a lot to him and to me as well, for he is a marvelous writer, and I want more people to see his work. AND LOVELY TEA SETS! We are having our tea TONIGHT! Peace and love for your holiday season! Anita

  10. Hello! Merry Christmas - I love your teacup and especially the teapot! It is wonderful! I hope you have a blessed holiday with your family,

  11. The Christmas tea cup is beautiful! Don't think I've ever seen one before. The teapot is also pretty!

    Merry Christmas!


  12. Oh Ruth, I adore you teacup! I have never seen one like it.
    Merry Christmas dear friend...I look forward to getting to know you even better in the New Year. I would love to meet you someday.
    Love, Linda


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