A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Fall Tones And Colors, Romantic Homes Ad, Rosina Teacup

Hello and welcome to an October Tuesday Cuppa Tea. 

Today is an Indian Summer day, sunny, mild and golden.  The wreath is on the door....welcome...come on in for a cup of tea!

The teacup I have today is by Rosina, England...a favorite maker. 

The Rosina brand has disappeared back into the Queen's China brand which is one of the few remaining old English china manufacturers that managed to change with the times and survive, and is still producing quality bone china in England todya. Huzzah!!!!

The pattern number of this is 4984, and it is unnamed. I think it's dog or wild roses though, and hand colored on transfer, which if you follow the blog much, you know I love! It's sometimes called polychrome, or many colors.   and I love the floral chintz bands and gold trim. The cup and saucer was made between 1948 and 1952. Rosina was originally descended from George Warrilow and Warrilow & Cope's Queen's Pottery from the late 1880s.  For more info on this teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.  I do love Rosina teacups!

I wanted to share some lovely fall Victoria magazines that I found today and perused while having my afternoon cup of tea in the sunroom on my wicker chair....

The top is the September/October 2012 issue, and the bottom 2 are from 2008 and 2009...I love looking through the old issues that never grow old...

The 2012 issue was subtitled Special British Issue and includes Edinburgh, Scotland, British food like the fish and chips shown with a Bakewell Tart and equestrienne design items for decorating....lovely photos.  What magazines do you save and savor over the years?

Speaking of magazines, Antiques And Teacups is part of a Shabby Lane Shops co-op ad in the Holiday issue of Romantic Homes magazine!

My part is some Roy Kirham, England Christmas Ribbon mugs I have in stock.  I love Romantic Homes. I have advertised in quite a few magazines over the years. It's always fun to hear from folks all over the country.

I want to leave you today with some fall pumpkin decorations from my files from Sunset magazine... a West Coast favorite....

 I would love hearing from you...please leave a comment, and add your tea related post to the linky for Tuesday Cuppa Tea. I am in the midst of redoing my blog links list, which I didn't get done in time, so I'll have that done soon! Have a great week, and enjoy a cup of tea with a friend.


  1. Hello Ruth,
    It took me such a long time to link up and leave this comment. I don't know if it's on my end or yours. Just thought I would let you know as I see you have no other link ups yet. Your wreath is so pretty and the teacup is lovely. Congratulations on getting an ad in Romantic Homes. That's exciting! Have a beautiful day.


  2. Beautiful teacup and just right for Autumn. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week.

  3. Lovely teacup and enjoyed learning the history. Victoria magazine is one of my favorites and I think I have most of the issues! Thanks for hosting!

  4. What a lovely way to spend some time over a cup of tea. Your teacup is gorgeous... thank you for hosting my friend... wishing you a blessed week..xo (HHL)

  5. Very pretty photos...I like "Victoria" too.

  6. Beautiful teacup! Thank you for sharing such beautiful images of Fall inspirations and the lovely Victoria magazine issues. Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party. Have a nice week.

  7. Hi Ruth, Love your wreath as well as your pretty teacup. So glad you are back blogging! Hugs, Beth

  8. Pretty teacup. I love the yellow color. The fall decorations are so pretty...Christine

  9. Hello Ruth,
    What a cheery vintage pattern! I love Rosina designs, and this one is sweet.
    I also love your wreath and pumpkins.
    So good to see you : )

  10. I never tire of looking at old Victorias too! Thanks for hosting!

  11. Dear Ruth
    Thank you for inviting us to share tea with you today!
    A beautiful post and your cup is a love fine bone china - just what I like!
    Lovely magazines of a time of gracious living.
    Thank you for hosting
    have a happy week

  12. Hi Ruth! Lots of great things shared here. Congrats on the magazine mention and love the new linky - I like how it works. Your teacup today is great - fall colors and retro design. I always enjoy reading the details about the various potteries - you are so knowledgeable. Joy to you!

  13. Beautiful teacup and fall photos. Victoria magazine is a favorite of many - including me!
    Thanks for hosting Tuesday Cuppa Tea! ~ Phyllis

  14. Dear Ruth,
    I have the very same teacup from my mother and am so happy to learn about it from you. I believe I appreciate it more now. I love how you always give us a little history lesson.
    Love my Victoria magazines. I have all of the old ones under my bed in tubs and it is my pleasure to bring a few out at a time and relish every page. I love the magazine now-but back then, every article, ad, photo and idea just spoke to me.
    Have a lovely weekend, Ruthie from Lady B's


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