A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Aynsley Red And Gold Teacup and Antique Romance Postcard

I welcome you! I am joining Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser and Vintage Thingie Thursday with Coloradolady.

With Valentine's coming soon I can't help but think of red and this Aynsley, England 1940s teacup with pretty gold overlay pattern came to mind. Aynsley always has such pretty and elegant designs!

And this romance postcard postmarked 1908 has the proper romantic note. The young man with the fishing girl is chatting up the chic. The title is

We bring out a new line...

The postcard was sent and received at Clifton, New York. The Edwardian humorous romance postcard at it's best!

I am planning to make decorated sugar cookies tomorrow. Yesterday, dealing with milk allergies, I made a Victorian recipe my grandmother brought with her when she emigrated to the US from England. The cookies are called Fairings, have no milk and are basically a spice cookie. Came out well. Now I have a dairy free sugar cookie to make.

Have a great day visiting all the fun blogs!


  1. What a lovely set and yes, it reminds me of Valentine's Day! Your cookies will be a beautiful treat. Enjoy your day.

  2. Hi Ruth,

    I just adore your red Aynsley teacup! It is perfect for Valentine's Day. I couldn't help but notice your beautiful postcard from Clifton Park - only 20 minutes away from where I live.

  3. Your beautiful red and gold tea cup is perfect for Valentines Day coming soon. The postcard is very appropriate for today's vintage fun.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  4. Your post is beautiful today - love the cookies. Usually I'm just here for the teacups - but those cookies look wonderful.

  5. Oh...that china cup and saucer is just REGAL...so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing. Happy VTT

  6. A cup of sweet tea and pink cookie would be great for Valentin's day.

  7. hallo
    your blog is so beautiful i,m a tearoom in holland en collect tea stuff.
    look by http://tearoomderozentuin.blogspot.com

  8. That teacup and saucer are completely gorgeous! I'm a fan of vintage paper and would normally be all over raving about the postcard, which IS very cool, but that teacup just blows me away!

    Oh, and now you've put me in the mood to bake! :)

  9. Your cup and saucer are like a porcelain valentine!

  10. I love your cup and saucer Ruth. I have been on the hunt for a few this color. I have fun a couple...maybe next Teacup Thursday?
    I just love it that you make cut out cookies. I love to do that and so many just think it's a big mess. You are so lucky to have a wonderful family recipe!
    Love, Linda


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