A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Goodbye Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday, My New Tea Meme

Hi there. I want to welcome you to Thursday Tea Things And Talk...a meme previously used on my other blog Time Was Antiques, but retired about a year ago. But last week I was saddened that we were losing Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday. After several years of hosting a wonderful blog party, Miss Spenser has brought it to an end. No wonder! With a thriving tea room and with a bed & breakfast added a year ago....well!   But I want to take this opportunity to thank Donna for the wonderful times we had. Thanks Miss Spenser...Teacup Thursday will be missed!!!!

Although Teacup Thursday is no more, Donna continues to blog. So make sure you have followed her blog to keep up with what's doing at the tea room and B&B.

Thursday Tea Things And Talk is about everything related to taking tea...not just teacups. Recipes, tea table equipment, tea rooms, your visits to tea rooms and tea parties, tea books, you name it! If it's about tea...let's talk!!! I'll have a badge by next week....but there's a linky at the bottom if you would like to link. I would be honored!

In honor of Teacup Thursday, here is an older Royal Albert Crown China teacup with Primroses. We don't even have spring here yet, but folks in the south already have their bulbs blooming! What a huge swath of microclimates we have here in the USA. We are so big! This pretty bone china teacup was made in the 1920-1930s, and I love the panels of Primroses alternating with the white. Quite an art deco shape too. Available at Antiques And Teacups. For more info, click on the photos.

Last week I found an English scone mix at our Central Market, an upscale grocery about an hour from home that often carries English products. When we had our actual bricks and mortar antique shop and tea related foods business, we stocked Green's Scone mix. Our clientele then were new to the idea of tea and scones, and wanted something simple to try.

I usually make my own scones, but since I saw this, I thought it would be nice to have on hand for unexpected company, as you just add an egg and milk...or in my case soy milk...and roll it out and bake it. A good basic scone recipe.

So if you see the Green's Scone mix, try it. It really turns out well. Of course, you need the strawberry...or in this case marionberry...jam and butter (marg) or cream as well.

Ahhhh teatime!   And I just happened to have a few teabags left from the William and Kate Royal Wedding Ahmad Tea left to have with it in a favorite Dunoon village mug designed by Emma Ball.....

Leaving you today with a great tea saying from an anonymous graphic. Have a wonderful day, and have a cup of tea with someone or something you love!

I am joining these blogs as well...take some time to visit. They are so much fun!

Vintage Thingie Thursday
 Mrs. Olson ~  http://jannolson.blogspot.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday
Cup of English Tea

Here is the linky for Thursday Tea Things And Talk. I'd be honored if you would link your tea post!


  1. Thank you so much for the invite to your link party...just love teacups...wishing you a wonderful week!!! Thank you too for hosting! XO Barbara

  2. " Good-bye" is such a sad word especially for a teatime friend... the memories will certainly be the sugar to remember.... Your lovely tea set is a reminder of the friendship ..lovely selection... I still have a tinned box of the Royal tea left too ... but I haven't opened it yet..I bet it's delicious... ENJOY !!!! xoxox

  3. Miss Spencer's Thursday tea party will be missed - but with the tea room and B&B - I'm certain her time is most consumed. Though I'm happy to learn she will continue blogging.

    Oh my friend your new Thursday Tea Things and Talk is going to be fabulous!!! Looking forward to participating, learning, and being inspired. Wishing you a wonderful day..xo C. (HHL)

  4. Thank you for hosting Thursday Tea Things and Talk, Ruth. Your teacup is beautiful! I wish there was a Central Market located near me. I'll have to watch for Green's Scones elsewhere.

  5. I love tea, but prefer it cold. You cups are lovely.

  6. That is one seriously gorgeous teacup! Love the panels, the primroses, the color--just everything!

  7. Beautiful Royal Albert teacup. I love those colors. Your scones look delicious. I haven't had a lot of luck with scones, maybe I'll have to try these!! I just listed a Royal Albert Lady Carlyle in shop....so hard to let go. Can't keep them all. Should post about and join the party!!

  8. I have enjoyed browsing your lovely tea time blog! I wish I wasn't too late to link my tea time on your party.


  9. Congrats on your new party. I will add your button to my sidebar when you get it. The scones looks so delicious! Love your pretty cup. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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