A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Royal Albert Old English Rose, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Hello my lovelies and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I am joining the other blogs in the list at the end of the post.

About a month ago we were driving a back road back into town and saw a sign for a moving sale and decided to stop. A woman was moving to Seattle to begin medical school and was selling items she didn't want to move with. I saw these dishes across the room and they were sold! I love Royal Albert, and this is a vintage (1930-1940's) Royal Albert Crown China patterned teacup trio or cup and saucer with matching plate called Old English Rose.  This is my favorite of 2 versions of the pattern, because of the wide sponged gold trim. The other has only a narrow sponged band. It is really gorgeous, isn't it? Perfect for a cuppa tea! Foe more info on the Royal Albert Old English Rose china at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

For a bit of a change, I have a book report! I have just finished reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.  I thought it utterly charming. The first novel by this author who is, thankfully, working on another.

The story involves an English army Major who served in India and lost his wife forging a wonderful relationship with an Oxford raised shopkeeper of Pakistani descent who is a widow. The relationship, born of a common love for books,  flowers despite prejudice, interfering and grasping relatives and a shyness on the Major's side and a social climbing son set in a small English village. A wonderful book! I just loved it!

I am joining the following blogs...hope you visit them and enjoy a warming cuppa tea with a friend or loved one!

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
Wanda ~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.ca Tuesday Teatime 
What’s It Wednesday


  1. Hello Ruth,
    Oh, I do love that pattern! I have one too but the cup is a totally different shape.
    The book sounds interesting. Have a lovely day.


  2. what a beautiful cup and saucer.
    I find everything so beautiful rose

  3. Hi Ruth
    The china is pretty with big full roses on it.
    Thanks for the book review, I'll add it to my wish list.

  4. Gorgeous teacup trio!!! I have a teacup and saucer in that pattern ... and just love it!! Happy Tea time...xo HHL

  5. Hi Ruth,

    I'm happy to be joining you today with Tea on the Titanic. Your Royal Albert teacup is gorgeous! I just adore Royal Albert patterns. Thank you for hosting, my friend.

  6. A rose on a teacup will always capture my heart! Happy Tea Day!

  7. Hi Ruth,
    Roses are always a good choice to go with tea and these Old English Rose Royal Albert tea cups are just gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great tea day!

  8. Love the Old English Rose pattern by Royal Albert! I would like to know when they changed from the wide to the narrow sponging of the gold. I have seen both and love the wide gold. Happy Tea Party! Pam

  9. Royal Albert has the most beautiful teacups! Thank you for hosting!

  10. Royal Albert dishes are exquisite! Especially the Old English Rose pattern - I'll have to look for this book, it sounds intriguing! Thank you for hosting and for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  11. What a serendipitous find for you. So lovely. Good on you.

  12. Your tea cup trio is gorgeous. I love the colors and the pattern...Christine

  13. Gorgeous tea set! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely day.

  14. I luv this old english rose teacup and i have a trio set but i like yours more because of the teacup shape. Its avon shape. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Lucky you to find the roses. You have a gift! The book sounds delightful.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous Royal Albert trio set!

  17. What a gorgeous teacup trio! Love those roses!

  18. This teacup trio is so elegant! ♥ it!

  19. I was totally in love with your new cup. How beautiful it is, with its roses and gold. I like that the cup has a small foot. I wish you a nice day! Zinnia

  20. Lovely Royal Albert tea cup. I read Major Pettigrew's Last Stand for my book club and i loved it.

  21. Hi, Ruth! Your Titanic tea post on Pink Saturday inspired me for my own Titanic post - of which I was completely emptied of ideas at the first! And, yes - love your Royal Albert - I always am taken by the shape of the cups they design. Major Pettigrew? Sounds like a great read!

  22. Beautiful teacup Ruth! i have one too :)!
    and your review just hit the spot with me..
    tea and books ~ the perfect pair !

  23. Hello Ruth,
    You are sharing one of my old time favorites today. I have this one too. I think I fell in love with the beautiful gold sponged edges. The rose pattern too is stunning.


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