A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Royal News

Welcome dear friends!  Wonder of wonders...my blog is again up and running....I hope! I am going to try posting this Tuesday Cuppa Tea post and hope it and the linky works!

I will not be as organized as usual as I really thought this week's post was impossible, so haven't done my usual planning...this is really set-of-my-pants, so to speak.

 I chose a teacup today, that was brought to mind by the wild pink roses blooming around here.

Although looking really closely, the leaves don't look quite right....I know the many gardeners among you will know!

The pretty bone china teacup was made by Royal Vale, a division of Ridgways, England in the 1950s. Ridgways is another of the potteries in Staffordshire that gobbled up, and was gobbled up by other potteries, and is currently a legal part of Royal Doulton, but not being manufactured at the moment.  For more info on the cup and saucer at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

I have been posting stuff on my facebook pages, as I couldn't blog, but it's a pretty exciting time for the Royal family. Prince William and Kate's child is due sometime in the next 2 weeks. The bookies in England will bet on anything, and the best odds were for the baby being born this last weekend, but that didn't happen. The due date was set for July 17th, but has been moved forward to July 12th or 13th and Kate is planning for natural childbirth.

One of the fun bits of trivia is that the Royal Mint has struck 2,013 silver commemorative coins that will be distributed to the children who will also be born on the same day as the royal baby. That'll be a neat entry in their baby books!

Parents have to register their baby (which will be verified) within 60 days on the facebook page: facebook.com/theroyalmint.

The bookies in England have said: 
1 to 3 the baby will be a girl
5 to 2 the baby will be a boy

So we will just have to see!  

So there you have a rather short...but to me unexpected post!  Here is the linky...which I hope works. I would love to have you link your tea related posts. And a list of some of the blogs I'll be visiting. Hope you enjoyed your holidays last week and are loving summer!

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
Bernideen’s ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Tea In The Garden Tuesday
Lavender Cottage  Tea Time
Playing With My Camera Teatime           
Tuesday Blog Shop
Poetry In A Pot Of Tea
What’s It Wednesday                                           

Home On Wednesday


  1. Lovely teacups! I think the coins for the children born on the same day as prince Williams child are such a special idea and a wonderful keepsake.
    Michelle. thebashfulnest.blogspot.com

  2. Hi Ruth
    I can't get the link button to engage. :-(
    You're right, they're not rose leaves on the teacup, a sharp eye to pick that out. It's pretty though.
    I'm sure William would like a son but as long as a healthy baby is born, they're sure to be happy.

  3. Hi Ruth,
    I guess I am lucky tonight, I had no trouble joining your lovely party! Your teacup is so pretty and does look like a wild rose. Thank you for hosting and hoping you have no more trouble posting!

  4. Hi Ruth,
    Thanks so much for hosting today. The roses on the teacup do resemble the ones from your garden. It is so interesting to follow the Royal Family. I love and treasure all baby boys and girls and William and Kate's will likely be just adorable! It is an exciting time in their lives. Have a wonderful week! Take care,

  5. Hello dear Ruth!
    Your garden roses and the teacup roses are one perfect loveliness! I hope the Princess has a girl, they're so cute and adorable! I love it that they don't want to know before the sex of the baby. Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party and for coming over.

  6. Hello Ruth,
    Lovely Royal Vale cup! I love the pink roses. I have noticed on some of my cups that the leaves do not correspond to the bloom in some cases. Maybe it is a case of artistic license. lol!
    I am wishing the best for Kate and her baby.

  7. Hi Ruth: I love the wild rose tea cup. They are some of my favorites. Thank you so much for hosting. Blessings, Martha

  8. Oh, delighted to see we can leave comments once again! Love how your wild roses and the ones on the teacup match so well! And that's fun news about the coins in honor of the birth of Little His or Her Highness. I'm eagerly awaiting the news!

  9. You know it amazes me that she has stayed so tiny and so nicely dressed wearing heels in the heat of summer at the end of her term.

    What a lady she is.

    I pray for an easy and safe delivery.

    Your rose teacup is stunning.

    Thank you for hosting.

  10. Your Royal Vale is really pretty, Ruth! Love the pink roses! I had a lot of trouble linking up to your blog so I used another laptop and got it done. Computers frustrate me more than anything else, I think! I'm sure you feel the same way.


  11. Hello Ruth :)
    SO glad your blog is up and running. LOVE the Royal Vale wild rose cup- so elegant! Hope you have a lovely week. Thank you for hosting.

  12. Isn't exciting about the royal baby! I can't wait to see it. Could you imagine a little girl!:)
    Thanks for hosting!

  13. Hello Ruth - your teacup looks a lot like the flower - I love reading the history behind the company - whether good or bad it is fascinating. I heard about the betting on this baby - kind of funny - the minted coin is a marvelous idea - a real keepsake! So delighted to share with you this week,


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