A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Irish Blessing mugs, Belleek Shamrock Cream And Sugar

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I'm in an Irish mood today, so....

I am sharing 2 Irish blessing mugs another blogger's post reminded me I have. They are unmarked, ceramic and date to the 1980s. They have embossed Celtic decoration and look perfect for Irish coffee, or Barry's Irish Breakfast Tea!  This Irish blessing says: 

May The Soft Breeze Freshen Your Spirit

This one is a companion and the Irish blessing is:

May The Rain Fall Lightly On Your Roof

And to go with it, a Belleek cream and a Belleek sugar basin, both with green shamrocks, but with different shapes.

So bake some Irish Soda bread...I'm going to...and have a cup of Barry's Irish Breakfast Tea, fill the sugar basin with Demarara sugar cubes and have a cup while the corned beef and cabbage simmer in the pot! Perfect!

For info on any of the items above at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

Below are the links to the other tea related blog parties and the linky for Tuesday Cuppa Tea!  I raise my cuppa to you...and my husband raises his glass of Guinness!

Monday Marketplace
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
Celia ~ http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com/  Afternoon Tea
What’s It Wednesday


  1. Sweet mugs. My favorite is the mug with the text-May The Rain Fall Lightly On Your Roof. I wish you a very nice week! Zinnia

  2. Hi Ruth
    I adore your Belleek, so many times I've picked a piece up to buy and then had to justify the price. I'll settle with grandmother's shamrock teacups.
    I plan to bake some Irish soda bread too.

  3. What fun and different cups! Your Belleek is beautiful! Thank you for hosting and have a happy week!

  4. Your mugs are wonderful, Ruth! I love the Belleek pieces! They are lovely.
    I will be making Potato Soup and Soda Bread for Hubby this weekend instead of the usual Corned Beef and Cabbage. I wanted to make something different this year.
    Thanks for joining me today and have a wonderful day.


  5. Hi Ruth,
    How lovely are these Belleek porcelain pieces! I love Belleek with that delicate moulding, the shamrocks, that iridescence...
    Very appropriate to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

  6. I love Irish sayings. I had to look a few up for my post too! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Hi Ruth, Your Belleek items are gorgeous! You reminded me that I should get out the Belleek vase I purchased when I went to Ireland.
    Hugs, Beth

  8. These are both beautiful and the blessings equally lovely!! Soda bread .. that sounds yummy.. Happy St. Patrick's Day!! xo HHL

  9. Great post! Happy St. Patricks Day. Love your Belleek items....Christine

  10. Hi Ruth,

    Wonderful post for St. Patrick's Day! Love your Belleek items. Have a wonderful week.

  11. Your vintage postcards are beautiful as are the Belleek pieces. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  12. Gorgeous antique postcards! I love them, as well as your blessing mug! And, your Beleek sugar and creamer are so lovely, that is my favorite shape and style so far!


    I'm just making my rounds...visiting everyone on the linky list....I think I'm #21 on the list...but it's not showing up yet!

    Thanks for sharing your precious tea with me today.
    Hope you'll stop by to read my nostalgic post about my love of collecting and using tea cups!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

  14. Hi Ruth! Love the mugs - and their blessings! Celtic literature and poetry is a special love of mine. Their art and simplicity of design have always blessed me. Thanks for posting and hosting today!

  15. Hi Ruth,
    very nice St. Patricks post. I love the mugs and the Irish blessings are really nice. But the Belleek creamer and sugar are beautiful. Love the dainty clovers.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  16. Hello Ruth! What lovely Belleek...and your pretty footed mug is a similiar shape to the one in my post today! Thanks for hosting, friend. Happy St Pattys Day~

  17. lovely cups - Happy St Patty's and thx for hosting.


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