A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Purple Occupied Japan Teacup, Lavender Festival

Helloo and welcome to my meme Tuesday Cuppa Tea! The linky to join in and some of the blogs I am joining are at the bottom of the post.

In honor of the Sequim Lavender Festival, which has just ended, here is my teacup...a purple three footed beauty from Occupied Japan:

The Occupied Japan period was from 1945-1952 when post World War II Japan was occupied and rebuilt by the allied nations. I love the color, shape and decoration. Too cool! To see more info on the cup and saucer at Antiques And Teacups, just click on the photos.

The 16th annual Sequim Lavender Festival ended today...three days of lavender farm visiting, lavender cutting, sniffing, eating and shopping with the additions of a car show, hot air balloons....and unfortunately quite a bit of rain!

On the first day we choose a lavender farm to visit, and this year we visited Jardin Du Soliel early in the morning before the crowds arrived.

Outside the gift shop at the lavender farm

25 different varieties of lavender for sale. They are grown here, and they always have some for sale

Some views of the wonderful lavender fields. Note the colors of different varieties.  Below, are items in the gift shop.

 Earl Grey tea with lavender instead of bergamot?????

So...you can see, how much there IS to see! So many farms, crafts, food...you name it. We are not big on crowds, so tend to get in and out early.

The sun was pretty much behind a marine layer...and drizzle, and downright rain at times! But...we always look forward to it! 

Here is the list of blogs and the linky. Have a great week and have a cuppa with a friend!

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. Marvelous purple cup and saucer. I have never seen one like this.

  2. Your occupied Japan teacup is gorgeous! I love those lavander fields and I totally adore everything with that lovely fragrance. Thank you so much for hosting..I'm here with my chinese elephant teacups, lol..

  3. So sorry I don't have a tea post ready for your party or I would have joined in.Just had to stop and tell you how much I enjoyed your lovely post on everything lavender :) Denise

  4. Hi Ruth,

    Your purple teacup from Japan is gorgeous! I'm so jealous of your visit to the lavender farm. I wish there was one near me. I bet it smelled heavenly with lots of wonderful goodies. Did you come home with some bunches or plants? I'm joining you today with a teacup card, which I hope you will enjoy.

  5. I love fresh Lavender. I even use the essential oils. Lovely teacup.

    Jocelyn @

  6. Ruth, Your teacup is beautiful, as is the lavender growing on the farm.

  7. Purple three footed beauty is right! Wow! Perfect to celebrate the lavender festival too! Happy Tea Day!

  8. Ruth, your teacup is delightful and the images of the lavender are just lovely! Would love to have fields of lavender here.


  9. What a pretty teacup. I've never seen one with green paint inside the lip of the cup before. I would love to visit a lavender farm. I have 3 plants in my gardens and they smell so good. Have a good week! Pamela

  10. That teacup is so pretty. And the festival looks like it was so much fun with a lot of interesting vendors! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

  11. Ruth, what a darling teacup!!! Your photos are brilliant of the Lavender farm. Thank you for hosting a fun party where so many wonderful ladies share tea. xo C. (HHL)

  12. Hi Ruth,
    What a beautiful teacup you have! I've never seen one like that before. Thank you for sharing your visit to the Lavender farm and for hosting this fun party. Have a great week.

  13. Oh, your teacup is gorgeous! And, the lavender is so lovely. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from A Return to Loveliness. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope you join in the bash! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Oh, Ruth! You have delighted me! First of all, I love the teacup- SO unique. The bit of green in the inner rim, the tiny cameos with images, the feet! Next, I am a HUGE lavender fan. Wow, shortbread, vendors, gift shops, tea, bee skeps...and a maze? Thank you for sharing the pics.

  15. what a lovely cup n saucer, it is so pretty. Also, love the lavender fields, what a gorgeous view around your countryside. Thank you for sharing

  16. I love your beautiful teacup!! Your newest follower from Make it Pretty Monday! :)

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

  17. Hello Ruth,
    Your tea cup this week is just stunning!
    And what should I say of the lavender gardens you just visited! Beautiful colours and amazing photos!
    I also have a few lavender bushes blooming in the garden and I love the flowers, to use fresh in vases and then to dry and keep in satchets for the drawers.
    Loved it all!

  18. Hello Ruth,
    Wow! I would love to attend your lavender festival! It looks amazing!
    And your choice of tea cup to celebrate it is perfect! So romantic and so beautifully designed.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us all : )

  19. Oh-la-la --- that is a beautiful lavender teacup!

    And I LOVE Jardin Du Soliel --- one of my favorite lavender farms! Sequim is such a delightful place. Visiting the lavender farms there is such joy!

    Enjoy a lovely day! I'll be posting soon about a visit to Hood River Lavender Farm/Festival. You're welcome to stop by my blog any time.

    LaTeaDah from Gracious Hospitality

  20. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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