A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Rosina Hand Colored Teacup

Hi there my friends and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea

I am late for Tuesday Cuppa Tea because, as I mentioned last post, we had a surprise visit from our son and daughter in law who flew out to be with us for his 43rd birthday. Pretty nice...we got the present for HIS birthday!  So we dropped them off this afternoon at the Bainbridge Island to Seattle ferry and they flew out a couple of hours ago. 

Miss them already! They called us on Thursday evening and flew in at 1pm on Friday. This was taken on Friday on the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The Big Wheel on the waterfront is in the background.  We spent Saturday and Sunday in Victoria, BC Canada but will talk about that in another post. 

So...for my teacup today, another of my favorite Rosina, England hand colored on transfer cup and saucer made somewhere between 1948 and 1952. I love the swirl molded shape and the pastel colored wild roses. So pretty!

The transfer on this teacup is blue, but Rosina used grey, brown, black and red transfer printed designs that were then individually hand painted by artists at the potteries. Then, the china was fired and lastly went to the gilders who applied the gold trim before a final firing. Each of these hand colored designs is a little work of art and I love them!  The teacups is available at Antiques And Teacups. For more info, click on the photos.

I don't have a lot to share today, as the fruit trees are really blossoming and my allergies have really kicked up. So with the fabulous time with our family and the allergies, I didn't have my usual plans for the Tuesday Cuppa Tea post. So please forgive the brevity...I heading for an early night!

Below please find a list of some of the blogs I am joining and the linky for your Tuesday tea related posts. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and that your week will be as fabulous!

And Pesach Shalom to my Jewish friends!

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. Sorry to hear about your allergies, Ruth- they can make you miserable, I know from experience. What a treat to visit with your son and DIL!! Your neck of the woods is so scenic- we took the ferry to Orcas Is one time and also to Victoria. Would love to return. I am still limping on my terribly sensitive knee. Oh, bother! HAPPY Easter :)

  2. When you explain just what goes into crafting so many fine teacups, you realize they truly are little works of art. Makes me want to remember to savor tea in my precious teacups even more.

    What a wonderful surprise, a visit from your son and his wife. That to me is one of the best gifts. Happy birthday to your son !

  3. I had to laugh Ruth as I have the same one for sale at my shop! Glad you had a nice visit with family.

  4. What a lovely teacup!
    I see you enjoyed wonderful time with your family, such a good plan.
    Thank you for hosting.

  5. Hi Ruth,
    It's funny how this week we coincided in sharing tea cups with wild roses and hand coloured, too!
    It's no wonder, really, as Spring reminds us of roses, wild roses and all the beautiful flowers it brings.
    This Rosina decoration is a beauty!
    Thanks for hosting this lovely tea.
    Happy Easter!

  6. What a fabulous treat for you my friend!!! being able to share some wonderful moments with your son and daughter-in-law. Great photo! and what a lovely teacup... wishing you a wonderful Easter week-end..xo C. (HHL)

  7. Happy Birthday to your son! What a marvelous surprise for you. The Rosina teacup is lovely -- so Spring like! Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting!

  8. What a lovely surprise to have your son and DIL visit and Happy Birthday to your son!
    Your Rosina teacup is very pretty and I like the swirl design of it. Thank you for hosting and coming by to have tea with me. Hope you have a beautiful day and your allergies settle down for you. Not much fun.

    Easter blessings,

  9. I am so glad you had such a great visit with your son and dil, how lucky you are! What a treat. They look like a sweet couple.
    Your Rosina is lovely. This pattern almost looks like watercolor to me. I have always had a soft spot for Rosina china.
    Hugs and Happy Easter

  10. What a special surprise! Your Rosina teacup is lovely! Have a wonderful week!

  11. So glad you had a chance to be with your Son and daughter-in-law. What a wonderful surprise! You live in a very beautiful area! Your teacup is so pretty, so spring like! Thank you for hosting! Praying you will feel better soon and have a wonderful Easter.

  12. Hello there dear Ruth,

    Charming, lovely an indeed so very fresh and spring like... The hand colored Roses on you teacups are exquisite. I'm also so glad that you had a chance to be with your Son and DIL. You truly do live in a very beautiful place!

    Thank you for hosting! Praying you will feel better soon dear lady...

    Have a marvelous week and a blessed Easter.

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

  13. Hi Ruth, so glad you had a great visit with your kids. You went to all of my favorite places. I hope that your allergies don't cause too many problems for you.
    Have a lovely Easter.


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