A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Shelley Wild Flowers, Items on Flog it!

Hi there! I am back from holiday with my family and it's time for my Tuesday Cuppa Tea meme!

We had a wonderful 10 days with our dear friend Gloria in Richmond, BC, just outside of Vancouver, followed by a 7day Alaska cruise on the Rhapsody Of The Seas with our son Dave & his darling wife Casey who flew out from Utah. We have had this planned for 9 months, so we had a lovely time!

But....now back to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

If you have visited Tuesday Cuppa Tea, you know I love Shelley. Shelley China had several patterns they changed over the years and this is one of them. The pattern is called Wild Flowers and this is the original version which was designed in the 1920s. The pattern was then "modernized" into this pattern:

I really like both, but I think the older version, seen above in the Old Cambridge shape is really my favorite. It's always fun to see how tastes change and how companies adapt. Cool!!!! For more on the teacups at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos which will take you to the Shelley China teacups category.

On another note, we had a bit of excitement just before we left. We were contacted by the British TV show Flog It!....which is Brit speak for Sell it! if you didn't know....requesting use of some of our photos for an upcoming episode they are doing on British Royal Commemoratives. Of course we said...yes!  These are some they plan to use:

Is that fun or what? I can hardly wait to find out when the show will be on TV...but our satellite doesn't get all the channels, so I might not get it. Ah well. They are going to give my website credit as well which is quite fun!

Well it's nice to be back...doing laundry, heading for Costco and trying to catch up. We had lots of orders while we were gone so we have been busily packing to ship them all tomorrow. Back to normal...if there IS really ever any normal!!   Hope you all had a time while we are gone and thanks for your kind wishes. We loved the time with our kids and are back refreshed.

The list of other blogs I am joining is blow followed by the linky so you can join the party. I missed you!!! Have a great day!

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


  1. Oh I think Shelley is about my favourite maker of teacups etc. I just love your offering today. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It has been empty without you in cyberspace. I'm so happy that you had a good holiday. Understand that you had a good life with your son and daughter in law. Magnificent boat that big. I love Shelley teacup you are viewing. Fun with the side plate is rectangular. The cup Wild flowers are perfect for drinking tea out during a hot summer day. I wish you a wonderful week! Zinnia

  3. Looks like a wonderful cruise! Thank you for hosting!

  4. Hello Ruth,
    Welcome back! It sounds like you had a fabulous time. My son lives just outside of Richmond, BC.
    Your Shelley cup is really sweet and I love the Jasperware! Congratulations, and how exciting to have your wares on the TV show! Thanks for joining me for tea.


  5. Hello Ruth,
    it looks if you had a good time on the cruiser. Your Shelley te cup is very nice and I love the Wedgwood Jasperware. Do I understand right, TV will report about you? That would be exiting to see. But I am sure I will not get this channel either. But it will be a big success for you and your collection.
    best greetings, Johanna

  6. I'm so glad you had a wonderful vacation. Spending time with family is so special. Your Shelly teacups are so lovely. I don't know which one I like better! Thanks for hosting your fun party!

  7. Hi Ruth, Sounds like a fantastic vacation! So glad you go tto share it with your kids. That makes it even more special. Love your Shelley cup too.
    Hugs, Beth

  8. It looks like a great place to spend a holiday! Beautiful dihes and congratulations!

  9. Thrilled to find your blog. I do Zen Tea Tuesdays at my other blog, The Boomer Muse where I post quotes with teacups and teapots from my collection.

  10. thr trip sounds wonderful! glad for you..
    and love the Shelley !
    Queen Victoria over at FHC ~ come for tea?

  11. Congratulations on your photos being used - I can just imagine how excited you are! I am glad you had a great time on your holiday - my sister takes cruises almost every year - she just loves it! Your teacup set is lovely - I do like the original pattern. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness and for hosting!

  12. Dear Ruth,

    Congrats on that show! How exciting to be asked to use your expertise for it!

    I love that old Shelley - I have never seen that pattern before - the colours are amazing!

    Thank you for hosting a wonderful tea linky.

    Happy Tea Tuesday!

  13. Hi Ruth,
    Sounds like you had a wonderful trip to Vancouver to visit family. It's so nice to getaway! Congrats on having your ware on the tv show. I love your Shelley pattern, beautiful design. Thank you for hosting.
    Have a wonderful day!


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