A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine's Day Tea, Tuesday Cuppa Tea Anniversary Drawing Jubilee Mug

Oh my goodness...so much going on...and need to be finished in time for Downton Abbey!

This is my Tuesday Cuppa Tea Post. It's a bit early, but I am joining Sandi  for her Valentine's Day Tea on Monday.

Here is my teacup for Tuesday Cuppa Tea. I sold all the Valentine and heart motif cups and saucers I had in the shop...including the one in last Tuesday's post just a few hours later to a blog follower! Whew! So ia ma sharing a Shelley China pink teacup in the Rose and Red Daisy pattern and the Ludlow shape from the 1950s.

I just love the shape, and the dainty elegance of the design in Shelley's typical delicate bone china. 

And to have with it for Valentine's Day...treats from Harrod's Department store in the Knightsbridge section of London. I LOVE their food hall! You can spend the afternoon there grazing and gawking and tasting!

 Harrod's has their own brand of Valentine Tea, black tea with sugar hearts and strawberry pieces in a signature tin
 A Valentine's Gift Hamper with:
  • Custom Cookie Co. Heart Cookie Card
  • Confectionery
  • Milk Chocolate Heart Lolly
  • White Chocolate Heart Lolly
  • Gnaw The Love Bar, 115g
  • Candyhouse Love Hearts Jar, 220g
  • Rita Farhi Marshmallow Hearts, 220g
  • Details
  • Presented in a Harrods seagrass basket with leather-style lid

 Valentine's Valentine Breakfast Tea, black tea with sugar hearts, strawberry and raspberry bits in a decorative tin

A pound of signature Belgian chocolates in milk, dark, chews and soft centers...also available in heart shaped box

Valentine's signature red leather jewelry box with champagne, and chocolates.

And all of these goodies? Between $20 and $100....without shipping! Such a deal!!!

Okay...maybe it's too late for this year, but there's always next year!

And now.....Taa Daa!  I would like to introduce my giveaway! The 16th is our 38th wedding anniversary. So I thought to celebrate, I would do my very first blog giveaway...and I hope I do this right! 

I will be giving away a brand new, English bone china mug made for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee which began on February 6th.  Here is the photo without the drawing for the mug and other goodies drawing info:

To enter, you must be a follower! Please leave your name with the linky, leave a comment and visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/antiquesandteacups
and like us! We will use a random number generator and announce the winner with our Tuesday Cuppa Tea post for Tuesday, February 28th. 

The linky is at the bottom of the post after the other Tuesday  tea related blogs I am joining.

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. What lovely cups and a lovely giveaway. Wow to think of wedding anniversaries, reminds me its our 50th this year(child bride) :)Happy 38th
    Isn't the Queen beautiful in that photo?

  2. Beautiful cups!Congratulations on your 38th anniversary!

  3. I just love your Valentine cup...all of them are beautiful though! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  4. Happy Valentines Day! That's a sweetheart of a teacup! I do love Shelley. A lovely cup Giveaway featuring the Queen too.
    Congratulations on your upcoming 38th Anniversray!


  5. Hi Ruth
    Congrats on your anniversary; we'll celebrate 40 this summer. I finally remembered to link with you; blogging on the run isn't always productive but I'll try to remember from now on.
    I love the Shelley teacup you're showing, and all the goodies. Your giveaway would be fun to win; I think HRH has aged gracefully.

  6. Thanks for hosting, visiting you from Rose Chintz Cottage's Tea Time Tuesday.

  7. Hi, I love this dainty little teacup and saucer. The flowers are just precious. I am a new follower. Please enter me in your sweet give away.

  8. Hi Ruth,
    congratulations to your upcoming anniversary. The Shelley teacup is really beautiful. And your giveaway is truly Royal!
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. I just love your first photo with the little white (marshmallow?)hearts.

  10. Beautiful teacup! All those goodies look fantastic. Thank you for hosting! I am a follower, liked you on Facebook, and would love the Queen's mug! Great giveaway!

  11. Hi: I love the heart's cup. It is just so cute. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower of both your blog and now Facebook. I will keep my fingers crossed. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  12. I love Shelley teacups! So pretty! Great photo of the queen!

  13. Beautiful post! What a beautiful Shelley! It looks like a Valentine cup to me.
    Your gift ideas are fab too! I would like all of them lol!
    What a sweet giveaway! I would be so delighted to receive this commemorative cup from you!
    Please enter me in your generous giveaway.
    There is an e-mail me button on my blog.

  14. Gorgeous tea cup! and what a wonderful giveaway to celebrate your 38th wedding anniversary. I've been following and reading and have formally added to your followers list!! This commemorative teacup would be a delight to win..xo Happy Valentine's day ..xo Blessings, HHL

  15. What a beautiful Shelley teacup. I bet it makes your tea time extra special using it. Thank you for hosting this fun party.
    Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones.

  16. Love the rose & daisy teacup...very pretty! Congratulations on your 38th wedding anniversary!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

  17. Hi Ruth,

    Your Shelley teacup is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to you and for offering this special giveaway.

  18. hello,
    zo beautiful the cup or tea and the valentime tea.i love it tea ,teacupe, teapot,afternoon tea, you blog so beutiful look with pleasure

    My sister lives in nearby monarch alberta she hopes to come tomorrow for two weeks I look forward to it we miss her pretty.
    she lives for 15 years there and have a farm We have also been there 12 years ago and are still in bc sparrwood been in I think it was so beautiful goodbey

  19. hello,
    what a cute teacup
    I love myself as teacups and teapots.basically anything with tea high tea, england has to do.
    my sister lives with her family in Albertha near ledbridge
    she lives there for 15 years and have a farm she hopes to come to the Netherlands tomorrow for two weeks,I think it's great fun to have her back up here. bey bey

  20. Happy Valentine's Day Ruth! and Happy Anniversary! Your shelley teacup is gorgeous! I love the pattern and design of it! What a lovely giveaway! would love a chance to win it! I'm a follower and have liked your facebook page.

    x susan

  21. Hi Ruth,
    I loved your Shelley tea cup!
    And the treats from Harrods look delicious :)
    I wish I could go back there soon!
    Happy anniversary!

  22. Blessings, Ruth! And a sweet little retro teacup for Valentine's Day! Love that pink handle - very '50's!

    And, to be sure - DO enter me in your give-away for the Queen's mug!! I have "liked" your facebook page, linked in, and am commenting now. Looking forward to the results, and best wishes to the winner!

    Joy to you and congrats!

  23. Wonderful post - love the heart-shaped sugar - gorgeous teacups and the Harrods Valentine tea - spectacular! Please enter me too!

  24. Arleen Schindler
    I am so thrilled to find someone who truly appreciates tea, china and Downton
    Abbey. After raising boys, I am excited to
    try and instill in my granddaughter some of
    the beauty and history as well as the wonder of a "tea" with the china and the delicate table linens.
    Thank you for your wonderful site.

  25. I'll try this way to win, and if I don't I will have to order one from you the usual way.

  26. ...and I'm following you on Facebook.

  27. That teacup is so pretty - I love the Ludlow shape. I've always wanted to see Harrod's. A friend brought me their catalog many years ago.
    I'd love to win the Diamond Jubilee mug. It's funny that even though I spent most of my life in Canada, I don't have any china featuring Queen Elizabeth.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. What a wonderful post. Love Harrods and anything British, but love my Queen the most. Great giveaway my friend, count me in. Happy to have found your blog and am following you. Diane

  29. What a beautiful commemorative mug. Please enter me in the drawing. How generous of you to have such a lovely giveaway.


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