A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Shelley Art Deco Fall Teacup, Pumpkin Scones

Thank you for all of your sweet comments, and emails about my prayerful post for the areas hard hit by hurricane Sandy. Please continue to pray for those who are still dealing with the aftermath of the historic storm.

We have had rain, some fog and some mild wind the last few days and are under a flood watch for the county. Leaves are everywhere, so I was prompted to share this marvelous art deco era Shelley China, England tea cup and saucer with a fall and leaves design.

The art deco hand colored on transfer landscape design is called Trees On A Hill With Leaves, which was a long title for Shelley. The cup and saucer was made between 1933 and 1945, and I love the deco handle and shape.  This art deco shape is called Regent, and wasn't made for very long. Such an autumn design! I can't believe that November starts tomorrow! A shock!

I wanted to share this seasonal recipe I found in Tea Time Magazine, a favorite publication....Pumpkin Scones With Maple Butter. I love the way the cream is served in mini a pumpkin! I have made these and they were wonderful, but don't have photos...forgot to photo them before they were gone!

Pumpkin Scones

2½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin
Maple Butter (see Download for recipe)

• Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Set aside.
• In a large bowl, sift together 2¼ cups flour, sugar, baking powder,
salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
• Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the butter into the flour
mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the egg and
pumpkin, and stir until just combined. Add additional flour, if
necessary, until mixture forms a loose dough.
• Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll to
¾-inch thickness. Cut into 12 (2¼-inch) rounds. Place on prepared
baking sheet.
• Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Transfer to
wire racks to cool slightly.
• Serve warm with Maple Butter.

I found this photo and article about a Tea Time Magazine photo shoot in a Decatur, IL article from 2007 which is fun to read. To read the article, click on the photo.

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  1. I really like this teacup Ruth. The design and the scene are very pretty and perfect for a fall cup of tea. The rain has stopped here this afternoon but it's still windy and warm and the water is flowing. I hope you don't have any flooding issues near you. Blessings, Pamela

  2. Oh, Ruth, your Shelley tea cup is lovely!
    I'm also a fan of Art Deco shapes and here the decoration adds to the charm. And so appropriate for the season!
    Thanks and have a great week (no floods or storms, hopefully!)

  3. Hello Ruth,
    Your Shelley teacup is very pretty and unlike any I have seen. Love the different hues of the leaves. Pumpkin scones are a real treat this time of year and yours look wonderful. The maple butter served in the mini pumpkin is too cute! Lovely post, and thank you for sharing it at my HOME. Enjoy the rest of your week.


  4. Hi Ruth, Your teacup is really pretty. I like the maple butter in the tiny pumpkin - how cute!

  5. First of all, love the Shelley cup and saucer. It's always so lovely. 2nd...you can buy canned pumpkin in the USA? Wow!!! Can't get it in Australia. When I make pumpkin scones I cook pumpkin or sweet potato and cool or use left over of same. They are a BIG favourite in my state of Queensland. Always a winner at afternoon teas or anytime of the day. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful teacup! I saw that pumpkin scones recipe and think I will be trying it out soon.

  7. ooo lovely fall teacup!
    and yes plz to the pumpkin scones :)
    Frost on the Pumpkin TeaTIme at FHC ... Welcome!

  8. Hello me again. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I appreciate it. The egg cup is bakelite or plastic and I got it at an Op Shop for 50cents. My cats say hi back to yours...LOL

  9. Such a lovely teacup! Everything looks so yummy.

    Jocelyn @

  10. What a pretty c&s. I've seen many Shelley pieces, but not the lovely you have. Pumpkin anything is great to me!

    Thx for sharing.


  11. Such a beautiful set! Happy pink Saturday.

    Pink at my page.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  12. Lovely cup and saucer!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. I'm ready to try those pumpkin scones!

  14. I think your cup and saucer are really lovely. The scones sound so good.
    Have you had as much rain this week as we have had? Wet wet wet!

  15. You have such amazing teacups and saucers. Such special ones that are great for every occassion. The scones sound yummy and I love the cream in the pumpkin! Thanks for sharing with Share your Cup.


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