A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

Welcome to the blog of Antiques And Teacups! Let's share a cup of tea and talk about the things we love...like teacups, antiques, collectibles, visiting England, antiquing and learning about victoriana and quirky gadgets. Fun!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Christmas Tree Tea Items, Antique Christmas Postcard, Victoria's A Woman's Christmas

There is so much to share here for Tuesday Cuppa Tea as we continue to celebrate the Season of Christmas! I'm joining the blog parties at the bottom of the post.

I've decorated our corner fireplace mantle...here during the day then lit at night...and have baked, and gone to Christmas parties...and a bit behind on the cards! Sigh...

As I am typing, I am sipping a Stash Tea Black Chai tea, after just finishing a chocolate orange scone. One must have sustenance, musn't one???

I thought this was a neat pattern for today. The mug is a Dansk product in a pattern called Nordic Holiday and was made in Portugal. That's different! I thought the Christmas tree was so pretty. And I also found this unmarked large porcelain teapot with a Christmas tree design which coordinates nicely!

I think this is such a festive and welcoming pattern for the holidays! Warms the heart while the tea warms the tummy!

To see more about the Christmas tree mug or teapot at Antiques And Teacups, just click on the photos.

Our antique Christmas postcard has a lovely poem.

The postcard reminds me of an illuminated manuscript and says:

Blessings Bright as dew from heaven fall upon your way, 
Life's best gifts be you given, this glad Christmas Day

The postcard was postmarked on Dec. 23, 1909 from Foxboro, Mass to Hopedale, Mass. I think it is neat that the card has a hand written greeting in pencil at the bottom of the front. I do love old postcards! The speak of the times they represent so charmingly!

I dearly love Victoria magazine books, and this is one of the first I acquired called A Woman's Christmas.  The subtitle is returning to the Gentle Joys of the Season. The book is filled with spaces for record keeping, diary entries as well as wonderful sections of how-tos, recipes and Christmas tradition lore. 

The book is divided into r sections: Cheer, Comfort, Joy and Grace. How fitting!

I treasure my Victoria books and have them constantly at hand in the lead up to and during the Christmas season for joy, inspiration and relaxation.

Have a wonderful time visiting all the blog parties and wonderful blogs, among whom some are listed below. 
Martha~  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Wanda Lee~  http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~  http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~  http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ 
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
Trisha~  http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/ 
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~  http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ 
Teatime Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Kathy~  http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

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  1. I like the Dansk mugs and the teapot is wonderful. I noticed you are using my favorite mug again (!!!!!). I love postcards ... old or new! Fun post. Happy Tea Day!

  2. I love your mug for tea & your pretty new teapot!! I love chai tea too...so yummy & spicy!!

  3. Love your Christmas tea mugs and tea pots!! Thank you for sharing a traditional Christmas card from a era when Christmas was truly celebrated for its meaning!! xo Happy Holidays, HHL

  4. The mug and teapot are a great match. I love Victoria books. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Ahh, it feels like we're old friends. I enjoyed Stash's Christmas Morning Tea for the first time today when I pulled out "A Woman's Christmas" by Victoria for a well deserved break.

    Thank you for sharing the Christmas Tree pieces. Dansk is still fairly new to me, but I have liked everything so far. (Don't tell, but I like their tree better than Spode's.)

  6. Ruth, I love your Christmas mug and teapot; very pretty and so very festive. I love the old cards and thank you for sharing these. Victoria truly knows how to charm we ladies.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Wishing you the brightest and healthiest of New Years.


  7. The mugs and teapot are festive for tea during the holidays.

  8. Merry, Merry Christmas dear lady.., and a happy New Year to you as well!

    I love your delightful post about your Christmas mantle and tea wares; so festive and very pretty. Glad you were able to take a wee respite to enjoy your Stash tea and orange scone.., Yum!

    Thanks ever so much for also inspiring us richly and sharing with us all of your marvelous tea posts at our weekly, Tuesday tea's.

    Thanks for so faithfully brightening our corner of blogland, as you have joined us for, 'T and TTT', and also for, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', on many a lovely occasion.

    May God richly bless you and yours during this coming Christmas and also in the New Year in 2012 dear lady.

    Hugs, Wanda Lee (and Pam)

  9. Beautiful christmas decorations, love the christmas tree cup and teapot you have there, what a lovely old postcard, wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with Joy and Blessings and good wishes for the New Year!


  10. Oh my gosh......you live in my grandson's all time favorite place! I take him to Sequim every summer.....well, for the past three years......to the Olympic Game Farm. He LIVES for animals. Such a sweet little town. LOTS of lavender.... his favorite flower. It's a win-win!

    Merry, merry Christmas!



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