A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Castleton Teacup, Jubilee Mug Drawing Reminder

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I am behind on comments from Thursday, as we spent 2 days in Victoria, BC for our 38th anniversary. Wonderful! But the photos are yet to come, as my computer is not communicating with my travel camera. Ahhhh....technology!

I absolutely fell in love with this teacup at a recent estate sale. I got this teacup and 3 teacup trios. The cup and saucer is made by Castleton China, USA which was actually a subsidiary of the Corning Glass Company, USA. This particular pattern was made in the 1940s when the designs were very reminiscent of Rosenthal China. No surprise, since Castleton welcomed designers from Rosenthal who were displaced by World War II and pretty well turned over the design department to them. The heavy burnished gold handle, beaded rims and gold laurel and flower wreathe design is gorgeous! Luxe indeed! The pattern is called Aria. Neat, huh??!!

You can find the pieces at Antiques And Teacups or by clicking on the photos.

I wanted to remind you all that the date to sign up for my drawing to celebrate our anniversary in Feb.26th. Click on the picture above to be taken to the post with the linky for the Queen Elizabeth II Crown Trent new Diamond Jubilee mug I will be doing a random drawing for. Cool!

Here is another view of the mug. Everything that looks yellow is metallic gold, but it doesn't photograph well. I'll be adding the mugs to the shop next week. But the winner gets their's first!

Have a great day visiting the other tea related blog parties below. There are a lot more! And all some fun and with such great things to share! I am amazed at the talented ladies out there! Talk about inspiration!

Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Trisha~  http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/ 
Tea Party 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


  1. Gorgeous teacup, Queens mug and everything else. Such a beautiful post. Have a sweet week.

  2. Happy Anniversary,Ruth! Your teacup is gorgeous! I like the Queen's mug too and someone's going to receive a lovely keepsake. Enjoy your cuppa Green Chai!


  3. The Castleton teacup is soooo elegant!! Nice find! Happy Tea Day and Happy Anniversary to you!

  4. Happy Anniversary! I love the mug!

  5. Hi Ruth,
    thank you for your sweet comment and for sharing this special cup. It looks really delightful with the golden garland and trim. You always share so interesting informations to your tea cups.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. How pretty is that tea cup and saucer! Good find my friend. Now I am heading over to check out your Diamond Jubilee giveaway. Diane

  7. I always learn so much about china from you! This is a beautiful cup and saucer with all the gold and lovely rim. The fact that Castleton welcomed the Rosenthal designers is so interesting. You can see it in the designs of Castleton. Thanks for all the information. Happy Tea Party! Pam

  8. Happy Anniversary!!! Love the tea cup you are sharing... thank you for bringing us all together and hosting our tea party ... even on holiday... hope your camera challenges are conquered. Hugs, xo Blessings, HHL

  9. Your tea cup is beautiful. Glad you had a chance to get away!

  10. Hello Ruth, Thank you for sharing this lovely teacup you've found - it is beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful anniversary - how marvelous! I appreciate you hosting and for visiting at A Return to Loveliness - when reading your comment I was puzzled. I had not recalled profanity in the book - I wonder if it is the same author. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate you,

  11. Happy Anniversary! 38 years! Congratulations! My husband and I were just sharing about the joys of being with someone you love for many years. So many fine things to discover and learn about each other!
    Your cup is gorgeous! I adore the white and gold and love the shape! What a great find!

  12. Hi: Happy Anniversary! I just love the cup you shared today. You always have such amazing cups. Castleton is one of my favorites china companies. Thank you so much for always giving us a great education with each visit. I always know I will learn something when I visit. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  13. Hi Ruth
    The gold and white teacup is sheer elegance, great find!

  14. Hi Ruth, I got the recipe for the almond cake from Miss Spenser's Tearoom cookbook. Email me with your email address, and I'll be happy to send you the recipe. My email: [email protected]

  15. Your teacup is beautiful! I love the gold handle and all the gold trim, it is very elegant!

    Hope you have a wonderful tea time today...

  16. Better late than never, I hope! Happy TCT!

  17. Hello Ruth
    Thanks for visiting QOTTC blog and your lovely comment. So you saw the trios I collect? Will keep an eye on your etsy store for those.

  18. Blessings, Ruth! Lovely in gold and white this week - and love to see an occasional Made in USA stamp. I've posted a bit off the beaten tea track - but hope you'll enjoy. Gathering my green and tea together for March - an early spring in South Jersey to be sure - and I'm thrilled about it!


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