A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Royal Kent Teacup and Cottage Book for Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! So glad you've come to visit! Pull up a chair and enjoy a cup of tea and a scone. I am joining the blogs listed ar the bottom of the post. If you would like to link up...the linky is there too!

Okay you floral folks...what kind of flowers are on this pretty Royal Kent, England bone china cup and saucer? I can't decide if they are some sort of wild rose, but the leaves are not notched. If not, any suggestions? The pattern isn't named, and I couldn't find the name. The teacup was made in the 1960s and is such an elegant design. I found it at an estate sale recently and loved it! For more info on the teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

We have had an interesting week...everything from deliciously warm to downpours and hail. And I know SOME of you are thinking...well, it's the Pacific Northwest, isn't it??? Yeah, I know, but it's been strange! On the more unmanageable days I dug out some books I got at a book sale recently. This is one of my favorites. The book is called Cottage, English Country Style by Elizabeth Hilliard with photographs by John Miller, a hardback published in 1994 by Bullfinch Press, New York

The cover/dust jacket is glossy and difficult to photograph with a lighted lamp on the table.

Besides the lovely color photos there is a great commentary which I enjoyed. I do love good books, don't you? Perfect for an afternoon break with that cuppa and a good book in a comfortable chair.

I hope you enjoy the blogs below...they'd love to meet you too!

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
Tea With Friends
Celia ~ http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com/  Afternoon Tea
 Tuesday Teatime 
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday

What’s It Wednesday

Here's the linky to link with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


  1. So enjoyed my tea today from this beautiful cup.You always have the very best china. The book looks so dreamy, I'll have to try and find a copy. Do stay dry, it is raining buckets here as well.

  2. Thank you for a well done book review!

    I so appreciate all of your kind comments. You are such a blessing to me.

    I will be having a Mother's Day giveaway this next Friday with glimpses of whats up for grabs all this week. :)

  3. No I can't decide what flower this is,it's pretty though. xx

  4. What a beautiful tea cup, Ruth! I'm thinking it represents a rose, but I'm not sure. Have a lovely day and thanks for sponsoring!

  5. Hi Ruth,

    Your Royal Kent teacup is exquisite! You always have such beautiful china, my friend. Your book looks delightful too!

  6. I have no idea what that flower might be, Ruth, but I'm sure one of the gardeners could enlighten you. It is a very pretty teacup!Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.


  7. Thanks for the lovely tea with a gorgeous tea cup and a beautiful book to share with us.
    Have a great week!

  8. Hello Ruth
    The flowers and bud do look like roses, the English do love their roses.
    The book looks interesting, thanks for sharing it.

  9. Hi Ruth,
    Thanks for hosting. I love your teacup and Cottage book. Have a wonderful week.

  10. Thanks for hosting. Love those tea cups...love tea! Have a great week.

  11. Lovely cup and saucer set, the first thing I thought of when I first saw it was magnolia. Although seems other ladies think it's a rose, so don't know. Certainly is a pretty set. Hugs...Lu

  12. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave a sweet comment!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  13. Hard to say if there is a rose but I think it looks like. Some books are such as to provide constant inspiation with its beautiful images and ideas. I wish you a wonderful week! Zinnia

  14. That looks like a perfect book for a gloomy day.

  15. Lovely Royal Kent! I see what you mean about the flowers...they look like azalea blooms, but rose leaves? I have some out front that look just the same. But they still could be roses.
    The weather here too has been odd for ages...hot and cold extremes, and plenty of rain (love the rain!).

  16. My first thought was magnolia but the shape of the bloom is more like freesia or like Terri says, azalea...just do not know.
    Royal Kent is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
    Until next time...Blessings, L

  17. I know I couldn't possibly guess right, but the flower reminds me of a gardenia. Whether I know the name or not - it is lovely - and in one of my favorite teacup shapes. A nice find, milady! Perfect with a good book - as you obviously know.


  18. OMG your "Royal Kent" is beautiful and unique...Maybe the artist was thinking of azaleas blossoms and rose leaves ... and got lost in the the creative omen...It just makes the cup all the more unique.( Ha Ha) Thanks for sharing the books...I love source books, especially with accompanying pictures.... Fabulous post as usual...Enjoy your day...Hugs

  19. Beautiful teacup... I am going to say it looks like a wild rose of some kind... whatever it is, it is beautiful!... popped over from Ivy and Elephants... xoxo Julie Marie

  20. Hello, I agree that this is a beautiful teacup. Love to have this kind of unique stuffs. Thank you.

    Charles@condo Philippines


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