A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Shelley Harebell Teacup, English Bluebell Wood

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Today (which is Monday)I am also joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her Celebrate the Splendor Of The Season Spring Tea. Also, the other tea related blog parties at the bottom.

I have chosen a Shelley China, England spring patterned cup and saucer in the Harebell pattern. The pattern just makes me think of spring and bluebell woods. Harebells are related to the bluebells famous for carpeting woodlands in the spring in England.

I love the delicate pattern. Harebells are a kind of wildflower found in the spring. The shape is the Chester shape which isn't seen very often. The cup and saucer was made between 1940-1966 when the pottery closed, although intermittantly, and not often after 1957. 

I found this video on YouTube of an Englsih bluebell wood...my photos are not as good as this:

For more information on the teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

Here are the other wonderful blog parties I am joining:

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. Beautiful, Ruth!
    A very Spring-like cup by Shelley, with those sweet bluebells!
    And a very relaxing and inspiring walk in bluebell woods!
    Have a great week!

  2. Hello Ruth,
    Your Harebell teacup is just so pretty; love the paterrn and the shape! The bluebells are lovely. Thank you for joining me and mentioning the name of my cup. I never knew the name of it. Enjoy this first week of springtime.


  3. Hi Ruth
    That is a pretty teacup and I love the blue handle. The bluebells are stunning.

  4. Wonderful spring tea post!! I'm loving the Shelley teacups.. I just feel head over heels for the Shelley teacup Sandi shared for this spring tea!!! Wishing you a blessed week..xo HHL

  5. Your harebell teacup is so pretty. I like the pretty blue shade. I am pleased to join you today and thank you for hosting. Blessings, Pamela

  6. Ruth! Those bluebells have my heart, I love that delicate cup. Happy Tea Party Tuesday.

  7. Your Harebell cup is delightful. With sprays inside and out it is as lush as the woods in springtime.

  8. Oh, what a gorgeous Harebell teacup! The bluebells are just lovely. Thank you for hosting this great party. Have a nice week.

  9. Wow! Gorgeous Shelley! That is a wonderful shape with a ring handle. How whimsical to paint the handle blur too! They created a fabulous cup. I love those beautiful flowers.
    The video shows the most lovely forest scenes! Do you know where in England this is filmed? New Forest perhaps?

  10. beautiful teacup and luving the video included -
    HapPy First Day of Spring , Ruth !! blessings..

  11. Hi Ruth,

    Your Harebell patterned teacup & saucer are gorgeous! I love how the pattern is both inside and out. So pretty for spring. Blessings to you.

  12. Incredibly beautiful teacup. How sweet and delightful pattern with bluebells. Where I live bluebells begin to bloom in late May. I wish you a wonderful day! Zinnia

  13. Your teacup is beautiful! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely day!

  14. The harebell tea cup and saucer are stunning, Ruth! They capture the essence of spring, don't they?
    Hugs, Beth

  15. ooooooooooooh, ahh! LOVE the Harebell cup! How charming! Thank you for hosting and sharing the video. Happy SPRING!

  16. Oh, Ruth - what a stunning blue cup this is from Shelley! I just love greens and blues together! Though, for some reason, I think a teacup isn't quite right without a bit of pink. Strange. This one, however, is a keeper! Love the video . . . beauty in God's Creation! Selah!

  17. The walk and the teacup are just beautiful! Love the bluebells in the woods! Thanks for hosting!

  18. I loved your beautiful teacup and saucer and learning about it and the Harebell! It was delightful to take a walk in the English Harebell woods! Have a joyful spring!

  19. Such a pretty pattern.


  20. Beautiful china! I love looking at tea cups. Very pretty!


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