A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Shelley Art Deco Teacup, Pumpkin Scones

 Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea for a lovely fall week here in the Pacific Northwest.  It is sunny today and warm, and my walk this afternoon was spent looking at the changing leaves.

I loved this photo of an outdoor fall tea from Tea Time Magazine...it was really warm enough today.

Leaves are everywhere, so I was prompted to share this marvelous art deco era Shelley China, England tea cup and saucer with a fall and leaves design.

The art deco hand colored on transfer landscape design is called Trees On A Hill With Leaves, which was a long title for Shelley. The cup and saucer was made between 1933 and 1940 according to the Shelley mark on the teacup, and I love the deco handle and shape.  

The number Reg. No. 781613 isn't the pattern number, but the British Registry Date number and refers to a chart that gives the date that the pattern was registered, which is necessary before it can go into production. This number designates it was registered in 1933.  This art deco shape is called Regent, and wasn't made for very long.  Such an autumn design! I can't believe that it's already October! A shock! The teacup is available at Antiques And Teacups...just click on the photos.

I wanted to share this seasonal recipe I found in Tea Time Magazine, from 2011, a favorite publication....Pumpkin Scones With Maple Butter. I love the way the cream is served in mini a pumpkin! I have made these and they were wonderful, but don't have photos...forgot to photo them before they were gone!

Pumpkin Scones

2½ cups all-purpose flour, divided
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin
Maple Butter (see Download for recipe)

• Preheat oven to 425°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Set aside.
• In a large bowl, sift together 2¼ cups flour, sugar, baking powder,
salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.
• Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the butter into the flour
mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the egg and
pumpkin, and stir until just combined. Add additional flour, if
necessary, until mixture forms a loose dough.
• Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and roll to
¾-inch thickness. Cut into 12 (2¼-inch) rounds. Place on prepared
baking sheet.
• Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Transfer to
wire racks to cool slightly.
• Serve warm with Maple Butter.

Tea Time magazine also had this wonderful autumn hued teaset photo this month. I loved the pattern, which is new to me. All sorts of fall fixtures are upon us here. Next weekend is the Port Angeles Dungeness Crab Seafood Festival...which we usually attend and enjoy. I hope to have a report for you next week!

Have a marvelous week, and I hope the fall is beautiful where you live, as it is here at the moment. Below is the list of some of the blogs I am joining, and the linky for you to link your tea related posts. Please remember that it is SSLLLOOOOOOOWW but does appear. Have patience! All will be well!


  1. Another ring handle for this week's Tea Cup Tuesday! The art deco shape of the cup really shows off the water color style pattern well. Lovely tea cup Ruth! No wonder those scones were nibbled up before you took photos. They look very tasty.

  2. Your Shelley pattern is perfect for the season, Ruth, and those scones with butter in the wee pumpkin look delicious! Tea Time magazine is always filled with wonderful eye candy and recipes. I let my subscription expire and will have to renew it. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Enjoy your day.


  3. I love your Art Deco Shelly teacup ... love the shape and design. It is pumpkin time. I noticed that the pumpkin spice bagels hit the grocery shelves several years ago. I really enjoy the Tea Time Magazine. Happy Tea Day, Happy Autumn! Thanks for hosting!

  4. I love your Art Deco teacups, Ruth. Thanks for sharing the pumpkin scone recipe and the maple butter. They would be perfect with a cup of tea. Thanks for hosting and have a happy week.

  5. Hi Ruth,
    Your Shelley teacup is just beautiful. I love how delicate it is. I must try making those pumpkin scones and I would love to find some Tea Time Magazines. I have never seen it before. Your blogspot should definitely be featured in that magazine. Thank you for hosting Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Happy October! Karen

  6. what a perfect teacup for the season. I am constantly amazed at the different styles of teacups you find from Shelley.

  7. Perfect cup for the fall, and what could be better than pumpkin scones? I just bought some canned pumpkin today, so I'm ready to bake some up!

  8. Leave it to you, Ruth, to find a Shelley teacup that's perfect for fall! I love it!

  9. Hi Ruth! Your Shelley teacup is perfect for fall. The art deco pattern is really neat too. Thanks so much for sharing the pumpkin scone recipe. I've been looking around for different pumpkin scone recipes. Have a great week, and thanks for hosting.

  10. The Shelley teacup is perfect for autumn with the coloured leaves on it. Pumpkin scones with maple butter would be nice for Thanksgiving morning which is this weekend for us.
    Thank you for hosting Ruth.

  11. That is one amazing cup! Your Shelly collection is something to behold. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  12. What a perfect Fall tea tablescape. I love art deco Shelley and have yet to see a cup in person. Warm pumpkin scones sounds wonderful now that there is a nip in the air. I hope to join you next week.

  13. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. This is my favorite time of the year.

  14. Ruth.. Your Shelley is absolutely amazing...The splashes of colour are a tribute to the season... There's just something unique about the art deco artists... Beautiful ... and thanks for the pumpkin scone recipe( Yummy)

  15. That is a beautiful teacup. I am always amazed at the variety one can find in a simple teacup. I am atrial to the autumn theme too.

    I wish I was attending the festival. Since it is not too far from us I might have to put it on my calendar for next year. I am looking forward to your "report' on it.

  16. Hi Ruth,
    Art Deco cups are always so special, so elegant! And this Shelley beauty shouts Fall all over!
    Your pumpkin scones look delicious!
    Thanks for sharing and for hosting Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  17. Ruth:
    Your recipe for scones looks wonderful but your Victoria BC Festival slide show pictures are covering the recipe. Your cup and saucer are wonderful and I enjoyed your posting. So glad you linked to my party!

  18. I love that wrapping paper too~! Thanks for hosting!

  19. Hi Ruth - I'm looking for the Maple Butter Download did I totally miss it??? I probably looked right at it and missed it - good thing it doesn't bite!


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