A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Rosina Teacup Trio, Stuffed Squash

Hi There and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea. It is so nice to see all the wonderful tea related things all of you talented ladies share! And the wonderful things you share about who you are, what your life is like and what you are doing are fascinating and wonderful.  

I am feeling better...because my other half is!!! My husband is almost recovered, although with Parkinson's disease it is slower. And he used to have the constitution of an ox! And heal incredible fast. But...things change. He is adjusting to that, especially with the help of Psalm 31:14-15a which says:

But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord,
I say, “You are my God.”
 My times are in Your hand;

But onto my cup and saucer I want to share with you today. This is a teacup trio made by Rosina, England made between 1948 and 1952 and is my favorite...I go on about that enough you must be tired hearing it...hand colored on transfer floral pattern with an art deco molded swirled bone china shape. 

I love the rounded square plate. The transfer is grey, then it is hand colored and further embellished with hand painted enamel accents. So neat!

Rosina is a favorite manufacturer with a history of change. The pottery started out as G.W. Warrilow and Sons in 1887 in the Queen's pottery in Staffordshire which also produced Queens China. The pottery was taken over in the 1940s  by Crownford who continued to produce both Rosina and Queens china under the business name of Rosina until 1994 when the pottery was taken over by Churchill, England. Rosina has been retired, but Queens china is still being produced by Churchill in the UK. Hooray!  I love the 1930-1950s designs best though.  The teacup trio is available at Antiques And Teacups. For more info, click on the photos.

What often gets to referred to as high tea is really afternoon tea. In England, high tea originally meant a more substantial meal including meats, and served later in the day.  In some areas of the country and at differing times, the meal is actually referred to as Tea...as in.."I'm off fer me tea" meaning the meal rather than just a cuppa char!  This week I made a family favorite stuffed squash, and thought I'd share it with you. The recipe is from The Vegetarian Times Cookbook. With my respiratory mil allergies, I often am vegan and love the Vegetarian Times.

Fruited Stuffed Squash

Preheat oven to 375 degrees or 350 if convection
2 acorn or delicata squash...these are delicata...halved and seeded
Place the squash in a baking dish and set aside

Combine the following in a bowl:
1/2 cup fresh cranberries (soaked dried cranberries work well also)
1 small apple chopped
1/4 cup raisins
juice and grated peel of 1 orange
1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Pile the mixture into the squash cavities. Cover with foil, sprayed with cooking spray on the side that will touch the squash and bake until the squash is tender, about 45 minutes. Acorn will cook faster than the delicata, so check for doneness.  Transfer to dish and serve.

Makes a wonderful side dish and is festive enough for a holiday table. We love it!

So there you have it! I hope you will visit some of the blogs below, and I would also be honored if you would link to the Tuesday Cuppa Tea linky. Thanks so much for joining me!

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
Tea On Tuesday
Miss Kathy ~http://thewritersreverie.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Tea       
Tea On Tuesday
Tea Tuesday
Tea On Tuesday
Poetry In A Pot Of Tea
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday
What’s It Wednesday                                           
Home On Wednesday
 A Tea Lover     ~http://the-teaist.blogspot.com/
Tea Talk Wednesday


  1. So glad to hear you're husband is feeling better. I love your Rosina teaset. So pretty... Thank you for hosting.

  2. Hello Ruth, I'm happy to hear that your dear husband is feeling much better. It's a worry I'm sure but I love that you have faith in God and that beautiful scripture to hold on to. The tea set you chose today is so pretty. One doesn't think of grey as a pretty colour but paired with colourful flowers it works. Wishing you a great week. Pamela

  3. What a gorgeous trio! Something about that rounded square shape is just so very appealing, isn't it? And that squash recipe sounds great!

  4. Hi Ruth,

    Beautiful tea cup set today- The flowers are very cheerful :) Your stuffed squash looks divine! I am going to have to try the recipe sometime.
    I am glad you are feeling better and that your husband is doing better. Praying for the two of you :)

    Have a blessed day, my friend!


  5. Hi Ruth, I am glad your husband is feeling better. Your squash looks great, and love your Rosina teacup trio! Have a good week, Ruth.

  6. Hi Ruth! That really is a pretty teacup set. Lovely sweet flowers. And the squash looks yummy! That book looks familiar. I will have to see if it's one I have ... I keep several cookbooks in a long, deep drawer that's almost impossible to open by myself! Shows you how often I use my cookbooks. :O) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like the quality of The Cottage Journal magazines. Blessings to you and your family! Bess

  7. I'm so glad you and your hubby are feeling better. Your Bible verse holds so true and is a comfort to us. Your tea trio is so pretty and delicate looking. Thank you for the squash recipe and for hosting todays tea party!
    Blessings to you and hubby,

  8. I am so glad you're husband is feeling better and thereby you! God's word is very comforting and strengthening. This teaset is gorgeous and the recipe sounds fantastic! I do appreciate you hosting,

  9. Thank you for hosting the party, and it's wonderful news about your hubby. Your tablescape is so calming and serene....beautiful!


  10. As you know, I love English trios, and this one is sooo pretty! Happy to hear you hubby is improving.

  11. Your trio is so lovely. I am glad your hubby is feeling better and so are you....Christine

  12. Beautiful trio! Happy you both are feeling better. Thank you for hosting this week, my friend. Have a wonderful week.

  13. Beautiful Trio - love all the pretty flowers. Glad your hubby is feeling better, too! Thanks for the recipe...sounds delicious.

    Jan ♥

  14. So wonderful that your husband is feeling better! Thanks for sharing the lovely tea trio- love the unique shape- and the squash dish is a must try (and sounds pretty healthy too)

  15. Hi Ruth, As always, I enjoyed stopping by for Tuesday Cuppa Tea. Your Rosina Trio is beautiful. The recipe looks yummy too! Take care and wishing you a great week!
    ~ Phyllis

  16. I am very glad to hear that both you and your husband are feeling better. Hopefully no more sickness for you too.
    I love your Rosina trio! I have a soft spot in my heart for Rosina. Such lovely cups they made! Yours is so lovely. You are lucky to have a trio. I have never come upon a Rosina trio before.
    Your squash looks very tasty. We love squash here at our home, delicata is our favorite!

  17. Glad your husband is feeling better. That is a lovely teacup trio and the stuffed squash sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

  18. Your trio is so lovely ... and this recipes sounds fabulous! Thank you for sharing it and also thank you for hosting each week. blessings, HHL

  19. Hello Ruth! I'm so happy joining your nice party again!
    Your trio is lovely and that recipe looks so yummy.
    I'm very curious to know the origin of the backstamps of two cups and plates I shared in my post "Girls playing with dolls", a star with the letters "S.A" and another with only a rooster. I did the research in my books of marks and in internet but I couldn't find them yet. I have asked Terri because I consider her an expert and she says YOU are the expert ..haha (I'm sure both of you are!).
    Thank you very much in advance!
    Besos, Silvina
    P.S: I included a photo of both backstamps in the post.

  20. I'd love a cup of tea from your " Rosina' set.... They're so very lovely ...and i do love squash ...YUMMY .... I'm so glad that your hubby is feeling better... Hugs

  21. I learn so much from reading your blog. There really is so much history involved with china patterns, manufacturers, and use of china. This doesn't even begin to take into account the process and art of the china which alone is fascinating. Something seemingly as simple as a teacup really involves so many people, artists, processes, and I think many artisans of the teacups we value so highly have already gone to their graves unrecognized.

    Thank-you for the history and education on teacups, and thank-you for hosting this time on-line celebrating the simple ( but not so simple) teacup.

  22. What a great trio set! I love the floral design. The squash dish looks so delicious. ~Michelle

  23. Hi Ruth! I can see why you love this little Rosina - I only have one Rosina, but keep a lookout for more in my travels. I am learning to look for the hand-painted transferware, too. Love going into Antique shops with a little knowledge! Your stuffed squash looks yummy - my hubby wants to start cutting out the meats, and I fear I will be lost in food preparation. Always learning, though, as our health lifestyle has drastically changed and we're going very holistic. Joy!


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