A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tuesday Cuppa Tea For Fall, Shelley Trees On The Hill Teacup,Candy Corn, more

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! 

Today we are expecting an rare storm from the north and have wind warnings and warnings for tree problems and power outages so I am going to get this up a bit early...in case I can't a bit later when the brunt of the storm is expected. This graphic is from NOAA. We are just to the right of Port Angeles....

So we are hoping it somehow misses us, as most trees around here are only half shed of their leaves. BUT...speaking of falling leaves made mey choice for my Tuesday Cuppa Tea cup and saucer easy. I shared this one once before, but I love the art deco shape and wonderful fall design and colors.

The pattern is called Trees On The Hill With Leaves and is number 068 and later as 0167 which dates the teacups...as well as the shape...to 1933-1945. Shelley had well kept records and pattern books of numbers, shapes, etc so it is pretty doable to date one of their designs if you have the right reference books. 

The words Ideal China also identify this particular cup and saucer as having been made for the Canadian market...either from a store order or an order from an individual in Canada. The teacup is in the Regent shape, one of Shelley's best art deco period shapes. This particular teacup is in the demitasse size, which is small er that their regular teacups. Demitasse, which literally means "little cup" is French was especially popular for after dinner coffee and liqueurs from the 1890s into the 1950s. Check out Downton Abbey, or some of the other period dramas, and you are sure to see demitasse cups in the drawing room after dinner.

For more info on the cup and saucer at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

I hadn't shared some of my own fall changes...a bit late with being ill with the sinus problems....but the antique gilt mirror in the dining room has it's autumn leaf garland...

And my autumn themed cross stitch I did of the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23  on the wall of the sunroom....

My fall runner is on the buffet with the chenille pumpkin with it's fabric leaves, ceramic pinecones and a bowl of candy corn...found at our local natural food shop...which is kinda funny...made by JellyBelly.  

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. They were created in the 1880s by a man named Renninger...I wonder if he has anything to do with the famous Renninger's antique fairs???? Anyway....But the funniest was finding Candy Corn Oreos....

I just couldn't resist! Really sweet, but...pretty much a candy corn taste.

And I had tea at a friends...who served us pumpkin scones with whipped maple butter in a mini pumpkin. Isn't that cute? Perfect for fall!

And a last note...a friend sent me this from England...it's a display for Halloween at Harrods Department store in London from several years ago, which I'm sure you will all like!

So I close with 2 images from Tea Time magazine for fall....then there is the list of some of the blogs I am joining and a linky for you to link your one tea related post. I love your comments, my dear friends! And I look forward to seeing what clever things you have all been doing! Have a great week and have a cuppa with a friend!

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
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. Your teacup is so pretty and so appropriate for this time of year. Stay safe.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

  2. Lovely post, Ruth. The Shelley teacup is so pretty adorned with coloured leaves. I love the teapot and teacup from Tea Time magazine; gorgeous! Hope you haven't lost your power with the storm brewing. Stay safe and have a beautiful week.


  3. Now I never would have suspected that teacup to be a Shelley one! What a perfect teacup for fall! (Hope the weather is kind to you.)

  4. Hi dear Ruth! Your tea cup is simply lovely and perfect for Autumn. Everything looks delightful around your home - very charming and festive. Stay safe, sweet friend. Hugs!

  5. I love your Shelley Trees on the Hill -- gorgeous! Perfect for fall. I enjoyed your post and laughed out loud at the Harrod's shot! Stay safe in the storm. Happy Tea Day!

  6. I was so excited to see this cup and saucer! The fall leaves are stunning and the Art Deco shape is a favorite of mine. The reason I was so excited was because I have a tea set for six with the same hues with Chinese lantern flowers also in the Art Deco shape. The Shelley set has a number and it is where I can't reach it at the moment! The Harrods photo gave me a chuckle and thanks for sharing!


  7. Lovely Shelley teacup - such a unique design. It's so appropriate for fall. I enjoyed seeing your fall decor. The pumpkin scones with maple butter in a mini-pumpkin makes a lovely presentation. ~ Phyllis

  8. Such a lovely, fun post! Your Shelley teacup is absolutely gorgeous - like a watercolor painting. I have not seen the Candy Corn Oreos - If so...I'd be in realll trouble :)
    Wonderful post - I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Lovelines,

  9. Oh my friend .. I certainly hope the storm by-passes you - it sounds like a dozzie. Your teacup choice is definitely perfect for the weather and autumn season ... loving the array of leaf colours!!! YUM! pumpkin scones ... happy week, hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  10. Your tea cup set is very pretty. I love the pattern and the colors....Christine

  11. Love the Shelley! Your cups are always amazing. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  12. Hello Ruth! I hope the storm missed you. My goodness, what a lovely and unusual cup- love the orange circular handle. Your home has nice Fall touches. Can you believe it~ I've not had a single candy corn this year and I usually start eating them Oct 1! I had not seen the Oreos before, what fun. Thx for hosting :)

  13. Hello Ruth,
    I wish you all the best with the coming storm!
    Your Shelley tea cup is glorious in pinks, mints, grays and orange! Love it! Art Deco cups are so fine.
    I really enjoyed your fun post!

  14. A great post, Ruth! Love the Shelley cup - what a period handle and shape, too! Hope all is well in the aftermath of your storm - I saw you post about it on facebook. We usually get more like that here - but last year I think New Jersey got its share for a while - a derecho and hurricane in a three month time frame! I'd rather think about teacups and antiques, thank you. Joy!

  15. Nice post Ruth ... Such a gorgeous Art Deco teacup selection ... SO Perfect for the season. Hope you can weather the storm, my friend...I quess it t'is the season ..TAKE CARE...Hugs


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