A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Rosina Yellow Roses, Apple Cinnamon Walnut Scones

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I had hoped to blog about last week's Dungeness Crab Festival, and had everything ready to go, when Microsoft Windows did a major update last Wednesday and crashed my computer. I just got it back from the tech, but all my crab festival photos are lost on the computer...along with all my contacts and calender from my Firefox Thunderbird email program! Ahh the joys of technology! So, I scrambled, and I hope you forgive any choppiness...or incoherence...or babbling...or...

So, the substitute teacup I have today in a Rosina, England 1940s cup and saucer with yellow dog roses on a chintz band in fall colors.  chose it because of the colors...

As I have mentioned before, I like Rosina...they made great china during their time, most a lot fancier than this teacup. often with lots of hand applied enamel. This is a hand painted on transfer pattern from 1948-1952 and is quite simple, but so evocative of fall. 

Rosina was manufactured at the Queen's pottery in Longton by G. Warrilow and Sons., and there are some who say it was named Rosina for one of the Warrilow daughters.

The company closed in the 1960s, when so many Staffordshire potteries met their demise in a climate of consolidation and liquidation. But Rosina has some fabulous teacups out there. This is available at Antiques And Teacups. Click on the photos for more info.

I had to buy a bag of Candy Corn...I do love it! And I bought this too...Candy Corn Oreos!

Pretty fun, huh?!  

Candy Corn was invented in the 1880's by George Renninger, who worked at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia.  It's original name was "chicken feed" because corn was closely associated with feeding chickens.  In the beginning the candy had no association with Halloween or autumn. It was only after WWII that the candy was advertised as a Halloween candy, and the tradition has remained unchanged.  35 million pounds of candy corn are produced each year.  It even has its own holiday - "National Candy Corn Day" on October 30th.  There are roughly 140 calories [and no fat] in 22 pieces of this classic treat, so enjoy!

But for a more special seasonal tea time treat, I got this from Tea Time magazine...and thought I'd share it. I had planned to make these for today but with all the computer problems...it didn't happen! But that doesn't mean you can't make them, and I will as soon as I find stuff on the computer...sigh....

 Apple Cinnamon Walnut Scones

With ingredients like chopped green apples, cinnamon morsels, and toasted walnuts signaling the arrival of fall, this toothsome scone is sure to become a teatime favorite.

recipe Apple Cinnamon Walnut Scones from Tea Time Magazine

  1. 2 cups self-rising flour*
  2. 3 tablespoons sugar
  3. ¼ cup cold salted butter
  4. 1 cup diced, peeled green apple
  5. ¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  6. ⅓ cup cinnamon baking chips†
  7. ⅔ cup cold heavy whipping cream
  8. 1 large egg
  9. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar, whisking well. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add apple, walnuts, and cinnamon chips, stirring to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cream, egg, and vanilla extract, whisking well. Add to flour mixture, stirring until mixture comes together and forms a soft dough. (If dough seems dry, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until uniformly moist.)
  5. Using a levered 3-tablespoon scoop, drop dough onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tops of scones with turbinado sugar.
  6. Bake until light golden brown, approximately 20 minutes.

I hope you have a wonderful week! Below please find the linky for your tea related posts. Remember, it is SSLLLOOOOOWWW but does work...please be patient! 


  1. Hello Ruth,
    Sorry about your computer woes. I find a computer one of the most frustrating things in life when it's not working right. Sometimes the thing frightens the daylights out of me.
    Your Rosina teacup is perfect for Autumn. I believe I have one or two patterns in Rosina. Those scones sound delightful. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Hope you are having a wonderful day.


  2. Lovely tea party this week Ruth.....thank you so much for having us! Hugs, Penny

  3. Ruth, I love all the interesting information you always share! I will think of candy corn as chicken feed from now on! Sorry about the computer woes; so frustrating. The teacup is very 40s, and perfect for fall. And who doesn't love a yummy scone with tea? I had one this morning!

  4. Hi Ruth, your Rosina teacup is perfect for Fall. The Oreos look like a wonderful treat and I must make the scones...mmmm! Thank you for hosting.

  5. Hi Ruth,
    Your Rosina teacup's colours is perfect for fall. I also bought Candy Corn this week but have never seen Oreo Candy Corn Cookies. I must find those. Your cinnamon scones look like a delicious treat. Thank you for hosting Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Happy Tea Day! Karen

  6. I love Candy corn! I am going to copy that recipe for cinnamon walnut scones. It sounds like something my family would like for sure.

  7. OMG ..Your scone recipe sound delicious...Yummy ... Your " Rosina' cup is perfect for Autumn... I always glean such interesting teacup info from you..Most enjoyable... Have a fabulous week...Hugs

  8. Love your scones and that gorgeous yellow 'Rosina' teacup. Thank you so much dear Ruth for the great party.
    Have a blessed week.

  9. Thanks for sharing that yummy sounding scone recipe! They would go well with tea in your pretty teacup. Candy corn is delicious, and addictive. Sorry about your computer woes. :(. Have a great week, and thanks for hosting!

  10. So sorry about your computer. LOVE the tea cup! The delicate little branches with leaves between the blossoms are delightful. Your treats have me hankering for something sweet now. Good luck with the rest of your computer stuff.

  11. Thank you for the information on Rosina china. I see it often and now I know more about it. I may have a cup or two in my collection. I like the chic white chenille pumpkin.

  12. Thanks for hosting the party. This is my first time joining it. The walnut scones look yummy and your teacup is beautiful.

  13. I love your pretty floral teacups. Yellow always makes me happy! I have not tried those oreos, they sure come in a lot of flavors now. A friend of mine is addicted to candy corn and told me that they can sit in her car through all weather and remain fine!

  14. Hello Ruth
    Yes, the challenge of technology and updates. Apple has done quite a few recently and I really hope my iPad works better now.
    The Rosina teacup has a pretty autumn pattern and I thought about making the scones from the magazine myself but cannot find cinnamon chips here. We are so far behind in getting new/different products in Canada. I'll have to improvise :-)
    Thank you for hosting your weekly tea gathering.

  15. Hello Ruth,

    Computers are always very temperamental. It is hard to keep up with all the upgrades and technology. Your tea cup is lovely. I have never seen one like it before. I also love all your sweet treats. Very appropriate for the season. I also want to give the sconce recipe a try.

    Thank you for sharing and have a great week,


  16. Your Scones look wonderful Ruth. I am sorry you have had computer problems as they are naughty! This Rosina is lovely and I too have quite a few I love. The hand painted is always such a wonderful treat!

  17. How cute are those Oreos! Love the teacup, and candy corm just makes me smile!

  18. Your lovely teacup goes so well with the fall season and I enjoyed learning about it's history. Sorry you had so much trouble with your computer! I know how frustrating it can be! I will have to buy those oreo's for the grandkids if I can find them here. Thank you for hosting and have a good evening.

  19. Hi Ruth: Your tea cup today is perfect for the Fall. You always have such amazing tea cups to share. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  20. Hi Ruth
    Thanks for stopping by. Yes I love my dainty blue tea set. I like all the "dainty" cups and saucers that Shelley makes. I've had these since before I got married

  21. I collect tea cups so this is a prefect blog for me. I will keep this In my favorites. you are welcome to share this party at my party called Fabulous Friday Party which runs all week
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-fridayhalloween-party/ Maria

  22. This is an amazing post. thanks for sharing it at my last Fabulous Friday Party! love teas cups... Stop by this Friday for another party
    Thanks Maria


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