A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blue Violets Teacup, My ebook Win From Jane Austen's World

Welcome! Today I am joining several wonderful blogs for an orgy of vintage and teacups! How fun is that! The list is at the bottom of the post.

I have just gotten the last suitcase unpacked from our vacation...you know how that goes...and the laundry has begun!  Haven't gotten photos downloaded to the computer yet, so....

My teacup for today is:

This is the sweetest blue violets cup and saucer from Foley by E. Brain, England from the 1950s. The color was so hard to photograph! The interior is white with the blue violets veined in magenta with gold foliage overlay and the outside of the cup is a pale robin's egg blue which is lovely but didn't photograph at all well. Sigh...Oh well, you can see how much I love it...and why!

And I had a wonderful surprise on Sept.8...I won a wonderful ebook called Searching For Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe. 

The book was a giveaway to celebrate the 5 millionth comment on the wonderful blog Jane Austen's World. If you love Jane Austen and haven't read Vic's blog, YOU WILL LOVE IT! 

The story is a bit of a time travel story and quite enjoyable. To read about the book and Vic's review of it, click on the book above to go to the appropriate page on her blog.  Vic does book reviews and posts information of anything relating to the Austen period. One of my favorite blogs!

For more info on the blue violets teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.   I am joining the following blogs:

Teacup Thursday
Vintage Thingie Thursday

Share Your Cup Thursday


  1. Oh, I love your teacup. The flowers and their colors, the gold rim, everything! Lovely!

  2. OOoh that's a very sweet teacup. Congratulations on your win too. xx

  3. Beautiful teacup! I love the pattern and colors. Happy VTT

  4. What a lovely teacup - anything with violets always calls to me, and this one is so different and the colors so soft!

  5. Vacations are nice, but it is always a let down when you get back home. Lovely tea cup.

  6. Love your tea cup, so very lovely!

    Congratulations on your book win, it looks like fun. Love her blog, thanks so much for the reminder though, I realize I haven't been in a while.

    Happy VTT!


  7. I just bought a violet cup and saucer for a friend and on the bottom of the cup is a music box that works
    i put it on a post of mine

    tea cups always catch my eye

  8. Your cup is divine! Utterly.

    I haven't tried fan fiction yet. You'll have to let us know how you like it.

  9. Good morning Ruth...thank you for your lovely comments while I was busy with all the wedding things. It was such a sweet wedding. LOVE your beautiful cup. I missed you when you were gone and then when I was gone. TIme for fall and returning inside our homes.
    Love ya

  10. What a lovely teacup, the coloring is so soft and pretty. Congratulations on winning the book! Have a great weekend!

  11. I love violets, even if they have been taking over the yard, and this cup and saucer is just so pretty with them!
    Congratulations on your book win! I know you will enjoy it!
    ♥ Jil

  12. Oh I love violets and your teacup and saucer are just beautiful! Hope you had a fabulous vacation and congrats on the win. Jane Austen is the best! I will have to go check out this blog. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  13. The tea cup is charming! I am loving your giveaway win! Lucky you!


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