A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! 

Today I am also joining Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage for the 2nd Birthday of Tea Time Tuesday! Congratulations Sandi!


Also the wonderful other blog parties at the end of the post.  Roses are the theme, so here is my personal formal china with roses, Royal Doulton's Rosebud from the 1940s. Not the hand painted periwinkles that Hyacinth Bucket favors, but I love it.





This was my teatime today with pecan shortbread and Twinings Darjeeling tea. I won't be favoring Twinings much in the future as I found out they moved their te production from England to Poland and China in Sept. 2011...very quietly, no fanfare, just laid off the workers and moved. So I will be switching tea companies and take my business elsewhere. 

But on a happier note...here is a Victorian album card with roses to go along with the roses theme:





Album cards were made during the Victorian and Edwardian era to be placed in the scrap albums that were a parlor activity of genteel ladies. They could be purchased cheaply and were considered to be edifying and educational, training ladies in beauty, sentiment and taste. This pretty album card measures 6 inches high by 4.25 inches wide and is embossed, and has a vignette...which you probably know I love...of a church in the moonlight by the river. Charming. It was probably a gift as it bears a penciled name on the back. I love the roses!









 And one of the most famous rose patterned cups and saucers...Royal Albert Old Country Roses...made in England...which they haven't been since 1992...sigh....For more album cards, Victorian ephemera or the teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.


A bouquet of roses for Sandi's birthday!

Joining the following tea related blog parties:



Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Kathy~  http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Martha~  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday
Tea With Friends
Tuesday Afternoon Tea

26 comments:

  1. I loved seeing all your pretties! It is rainy and cold here and hot tea would be welcome!

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  2. I love the Rosebud design, it's so pretty. I didn't know that about Twinings,interesting and sneaky heh.
    xx jeanetteann

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  3. Hmmm, Twinings being sneaky? We can do what you plan to do...try something else.

    Roses on anything are lovely, indeed. Thanks for sharing your pretties.♥♫

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  4. What a beautiful assortment of tea things you share here! I have a few Old Country Roses pieces, and I adore them. Is it just me, or can you tell the new stuff from the old? The new patterns seem just a bit too shiny. Still lovely, but too shiny. :-)

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  5. Old Country Roses is a favorite. Twinings is a traitor!
    Cheers!
    R

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  6. Thank you dear Ruth for your lovely post and wishes today. The roses are gorgeous and so is your Rosebud china! I had no idea that Twinings moved their tea out of England. Very disappointing! Have a splendid day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  7. I love your Rosebud tea set. It's very pretty and dainty. It's a shame that a lot of the Royal Doulton is no longer made in England. I have a few pieces of Forget-Me-Not that are but am told the newer ones are made in the Phillipines. I find the colours aren't the same as the original English ones.

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  8. Your rose china is gorgeous and I am so happy to be joining you this week! I didn't know about Twinings so thank you for that tidbit of info. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Hello,
    Roses are always my favorites. Amazing that a English company moves away. Thank you for sharing the wonderful Royal Doulton and Royal Albert Set. The post card is also lovely.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  10. Hello Ruth
    The Rosebud pattern from Royal Doulton is pretty and I just love your sugar tongs.
    Such a shame that Twinings would go to a country for cheaper labour; they're going to miss all us tea ladies when we stop buying their product.
    Judith

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  11. I love all the roses in your post! The teacups are beautiful...along with everything else:)The Victorian card is lovely, the picture on it makes me want to visit that place...even in the snow! Have a wonderful tea time today.
    Charlotte

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  12. The rose bud design is so lovely! What a treasure that card is. Wow that is not very polite of Twinings.. wonder how they will do ?? I'm certain many of their customers will feel the same. Happy TT, HHL

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  13. You have some beautiful china! I just love the Old Country Roses! So pretty! Thank you for hosting!
    Sherry

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  14. Hi Ruth1 Happy New Year to you. I didn't know that about Twinnings. These are tough times! I enjoyed your post!

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  15. stunning roses for tea this week! I love it all....TS

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  16. Hi Ruth, what a lovely post, and I so love your Old Country Rose. Great day to celebrate and wonderful pictures to use. The roses are gorgeous as well as your embossed card. I must not of heard that Twinings moved their tea out of England. So sorry to hear. Have a wonderful week, Cindy

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  17. What a tasteful tea set. I is disappointing to hear about Twinings. Thank you for mentioning it. Now I need to go visit everyone's lovelies!

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  18. It's Bo kay! Lol!
    I do love Hyacinth! And her hand painted periwinkle china! Ha!

    I do love your R.D. Rosebud pattern. It is the most lovely and delicate set I have seen!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  19. Just love the name of your blog! I love antiques and the Royal Doulton and Royal Albert with the roses is beautiful. The creamer and sugar bowl in the Rosebud is so sweet especially with the sugar tongs on top. Thanks and Happy Tea Party!

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  20. It's lovely to see your beautiful rose china teacups! What a classic that RA pattern is. These days are perfect for taking time for tea.

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  21. Wow! What a beautiful tea set. I just love it. Your other cups is amazing too. But then you never disappoint. Thank you for sharing it with us. Hugs, Martha

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  22. beautiful tea set.... And My all time favorite is Royal Albert's Old Country Roses. I have the good ones.... made in England... by Royal Albert..
    And thanks for visiting my tea entry.
    Beth

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  23. Hi Ruth, what a lovely post about your tea sets. I've always loved the Rose Bud tea set. My Mother-in-law owned that set and I always hoped I'd receive it when she downsized, but one of her daughters got the set and know she is enjoying it.
    Blessings,
    Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

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  24. Such a pretty pattern...both of them! The best patterns were from the UK. Sorry they moved.
    Cheers!
    R

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  25. Love your lovely tea post. My sister has the Royal Albert, Old Country Rose dishes and I love them. She has so many pieces and service for 12.
    Thanks for sharing your tea party today. Your tea set is so pretty. Roses are so beautiful and a sweet theme for today.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  26. It is all so very pretty. I would love to spend an afternoon enjoying all the beauty on that table over a cuppa.

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