A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Blue And White

Hi and welcome to my Tuesday Cuppa Tea and Savor The Summer Tea with Rose Chintz Cottage.! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and loved on any father figure in your life!  The linky and the list of wonderful blogs I am joining is at the end of the post.

The inspiration for my post today came from the May/Jun3 2009 issue of Victoria Magazine, my favorite magazine. I often look through the old issues while having a break and my afternoon tea. The issue was centered on blue and white, which is a perennial, timeless combination and my all time favorite for everything!  

The article reminded me that 2009 was Wedgwood, England's 250th birthday. At that point, it was still functioning, although in a limited fashion under the Royal Doulton headship. So...that was my inspiration:

This jasperware cup and saucer was made in 1959 in the Sacrifice Figures pattern, and I just love it! It is such a shame that it is only made in extremely small amounts now, and possible not in England again. But...I can enjoy the superb workmanship of this wonderful teacup!

Along with the Wedgwood article, the magazine also had some wonderful pages featuring blue and white that I would like to share with you.

I loved the shaped wall panel the plates are mounted in to be used as holders. And the transferware cup above is a great scoop. That's elegant recycling!

The issue is a joy for someone like me who is so one eyed about color...I love any color as long as it's blue! I have been that way since a baby!

I hope you've enjoyed my blue and white issue of Victoria. Take time to visit the wonderful blogs and link up below if you have something tea related to share.  Also, a reminder that I still have the DIAMOND 15% coupon at Antiques And Teacups until June 30th. Click on the teacup photos or the tab above to visit.

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  1. LOVE your blue and white post! Blue is my favorite color. I am so drawn to it. Three rooms in my house are painted various shades of blue. Naturally I love blue teaware. It's so soothing. I only own miniature blue and white Wedgewood pieces. When I toured the factory at Stoke-on-Trent in 2001 I bought a teacup and saucer but it wasn't blue and white.

  2. I'm going ot have to look and see if I have this one in my archives. I have my own fav. Victoria magazines, usually because of the fabulous covers. Love the Wedgwood pieces. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  3. Your Jasper Ware cup and saucer is very pretty. I also enjoy that magazine and have that issue. Have a great week. Pamela

  4. Three of my favorite things: Wedgewood, Victoria Magazine and Blue and White! Lovely post. Happy Tea Day!

  5. Hello Ruth,
    What a gorgeous issue this one is! I don't have it unfortunately! The blues are simply divine and the photos are so lovely. Thanks for linking with my party and have a delightful day.


  6. Hi Ruth! I love blue and white, too! Your Wedgewood is lovely - fashioned the year I was born. How sad to know such works of art cease to be made in England anymore - what an heritage - gone! So glad there are those keeping the treasure of these beautiful works secure for another generation.

    Do follow my little friend, Prunella, to a whimsy teatime as we celebrate the start of summer this week!


  7. Ruth .. that teacup is stunning!! and I too am I fan of Victoria magazines and the older ones are filled which loveliness...thank you for sharing tea with us today. xo HHL

  8. Wedgwood china has always looked too fragile to be actually used, but such gorgeous workmanship! I have the blue and white issue and enjoy looking over past issues.

  9. Hello I've just found your blog and a very pretty one it is too.
    Is your grandmother the same Emma Bridgewater who has a very popular crockery range sold in the UK
    Lancashire UK

  10. I don't think that there is another magazine as pretty as Victoria. I always had to have the blue and white issues. Your Wedgewood teacup is just lovely and you photographed it so well.

  11. I love the blue and white together, such soft and romantic colors I think. Victoria Magazine is one you never want to throw away, you can look at it over and over again no matter how many years pass...it's always lovely. I absolutely love the teacup and saucer you're sharing today...gorgeous!

  12. Wonderful china and how beautiful it is to set the table in blue and white. Yesterday I saw Wedgwwood in an unusual context. It was in Blackpool on BBC Antique Road Show and they showed women's shoes and a handbag that was made ​​by Wedgewood. One example was that the heel of the shoe was made ​​of porcelain. Thanks for a nice blog. I wish you a great week! Zinnias

  13. Oh, I love your tea cup! I've never seen any like that. It's simply stunning!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a great week.


  14. wonderful blue & wts, Ruth! TY ~
    and something w/ a shade of blue for you today..

  15. Oh I just adore Victoria magazine, and this one was full of gorgeous images. Your Wedgwood tea cup and saucer are beautiful! I have never owned one of these and rarely see them during my antique outings. I do have an ashtray given to me by a friend. I don't smoke, but it looks so pretty!
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful post with us!

  16. Very beautifu tea cup!
    Thank you for sharing it and for hosting!
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  17. Such a beautiful post, I just love blue and white! Thanks so much for hosting and sharing with us at WIW.
    Happy weekend!


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