A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Trooping The Colour Teacup

Hello and welcome to another Tuesday Cuppa Tea, where we get to enjoy and share our love of teacups!  First of all, I hope you have had a lovely Father's Day, appreciating our fathers, loved ones and most of all our Heavenly Father!

But on to teatime! This week, starting Thursday has not been about teacups in our home, but about football...or to soccer for Yanks...'cuz it's FIFA World Cup time!

And it's happening in Brazil. Our tea time today was....tea and biscuits in front of the telly watching the England game...mine with the no milk, his with the milk...mine biscuits the Newman's Own vegan ginger cream sandwiches, his the pecan shortbread...Should have had tea in him St. George's Cross England mug, but it was in the dishwasher, so the Union Jack was second best. England lost this round, but has 2 more group games and chances to stay in....

Our local paper asked in their day's poll how important is the World Cup...the answer for "Not at all important" was 67%. They never asked my husband!!!
But, I am reading and working...as well as supplying tea and biscuits! Lol!

I have shared this teacup before, because it ties in to the big festivities of yesterday, June 14th in England, which is the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth, although she actually turned 87 in April. But her official birthday in June is always celebrated by The Trooping Of The Colour, when the Queen's Guards parade to honour and wish her a happy birthday.

This is actually a 1953 coronation teacup but is one of the few that chose as it's design...from the approved designs available for the coronation...the photo of Queen Elizabeth in her Trooping The Colour outfit...

This is a photo of the Queen in 1982, sidesaddle, on Burmese, her favorite horse at that time, for the Trooping Of The Colour. As you can see, that's the outfit depicted on the teacup.

Another thing special about the teacup is the crown in the handle. Very cool!

Radford's began in the 1897 in the late Victorian era in Stoke-On-Trent and lasted until 1957 when it succumber with many other potters to the Post World War II slump of lack of skilled workers and a change in the designs wanted by a new culture of buyers. For more info on the teacup at Antiques And Teacups click on the photos.

Trooping Of The Colour and the birthday celebrations always involve a procession down The Mall to Horseguards Parade for the massed Guardsmen and household cavalry...

And the Royal family are out in force...

Until the late 1980s, the Queen always rode on horse back...but now she leaves that to other members of the family...

Here it is Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne...

Then it's back to Buckingham Palace, an appearance on the balcony, and the annual salute...weather permitting...by The Red Arrows.

All photos from the Monarchy website

I wonder if they went back in for a nice cuppa????

Thanks for joining me for Tuesday Cuppa Tea. Below is the linky, and please remember sometimes it is very SLOW, so be patient, and it will pop up. I love to see your wonderful posts and am so blessed by your comments. I hope your summer is progressing nicely. Lots of footers around our house this week, so...I will REALLY enjoy visiting you!  Cheers!


  1. Hello Ruth,
    What a wonderful teacup! I so enjoyed your photos of the monarchy and their celebration. They really know how to put on a show. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.


  2. No world cup watching here. Too busy in the garden these days to watch any sports events. I enjoyed seeing your special royalty cups and saucers.

  3. Father's Day, the World Cup, the Queen's Official birthday ... lots to look at on TV with a mug of tea and a cookie (or two)! Love your teacup. I did watch a little of the trooping of the colors ... always fun to watch. Happy Tea Day and thanks so much for hosting.

  4. I loved seeing your his and hers tea set in front of the TV, Ruth! Thank you for hosting and enjoy your week.

  5. I'm so glad you and your husband are enjoying the World Cup in front of the TV. Your mug's and treats are the perfect way to celebrate a win or loss. I enjoy viewing your photos of the Queen's birthday and love the beautiful cup and saucer. The Radford china is one I recognize for I have a set of four differently colored cups and saucers which are fine examples. Thanks for sharing your knowledge of china!


  6. Hi Ruth,
    Your teacups today are so very lovely and unique today! Your pics are always so interesting! Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth! Thank you for hosting today! Have a Happy Week! Karen

  7. I'm afraid we're not soccer fans but it looks like yummy biscuits and tea for the two of you during a game.
    Her majesty is still a striking woman, isn't she? Not sure if I'll ever warm up to Cammila but I do like her hat.
    Love the teacup with the crown in the handle.

  8. Love, love the Royal dishes and the yummy food! Thank you for hosting. We are soccer fans and today the USA won 2-1 agains Ghana! Have a wonderful week.

  9. Wow, what a great teacup! Never seen one with an embellishment to the handle like that!

  10. What a beautiful commemorative teacup. I'm sure the Queen and other family members enjoyed a bracing cuppa after the big ceremony.

  11. Happy Summertime Ruth:
    I only have one commemorative teacup and saucer. I see that when out antiquing and they are so interesting. Your photos are all very fun and everyone loves the Queen!

  12. I saw these pictures online this week. They are spectacular! Thanks for hosting!

  13. I connect with your name.... a dear aunt! Love your lens.... how you view the world! Happy tea sipping days ahead!

  14. Beautiful photos of this awesome event - loved it! I'll have to check out the others! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,


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