A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tuesday Cuppa Tea - Happy 4th Of July! Antique Postacrds, Red, White and Blue!

Welcome to my 4th of July edition of Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

An antique postcard to set the theme...

I looked around...in between guests and chores...to see what I could pull together for a 4th of July tea, because we have a day or so breathing space...ahhh...the quiet....and a cup of tea in the sunroom sounds perfect! 

I found a blue teapot, red, white and blue teacups....some star necklaces left over from another patriotic party and some patriotic cookies!!!  The tablecloth is a family item and there are some tea making things too...

The teapot was made by Wedgwood, England in the 1940-1950s and is made out of what is called Embossed Queens Ware. It is very simiar to jasperware but is a different composition and features a high gloss glaze.

I love the applies grapes, and the ruffled top. The mark indicates that it was manufactured at Etruria and Barlaston...to areas were lots of potteries were in Stoke-on-Trent. Barlaston is where the Wedgwood Museum is...which is well worth a visit.

The first of my 2 teacups is a 1940s Royal Albert, England blue rose design...as you may know...I love any color as long as it's blue, soooo a no brainer here...

The color is so pretty! And the shape is lovely too. The mark was used during the 1940s and 1950s. A lovely teacup...

The other teacup is a Aynsley, England in red, white and gold...

with gold overlay from the 1950s....it has an elegant shape too....the pattern number is 11058....

Definitely a perfect red, white and blue teacup choice! For more info on the china at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

I also added a heart shaped tea infuser for loose leaf tea brewing cup by cup...

and an over the cup tea strainer with teapot shaped handles, both of which we also carry at Antiques And Teacups....I needed a bit more bling in the photos! After all, the 4th of July means sparklers and bling!!!

Lastly...goodies!!! I love...but don't dare buy often...Lofthouse soft sugar cookies. A 4th of July tea was a great excuse, as I have been so busy I couldn't shoehorn in a baking session...they are divine! 

So, store bought, but patriotic colors...and then I found a blog post of someone who has duplicated them, so I thought I'd pass it along....from The NoviceChef...

You can find the recipe HERE

So that's it for my 4th of July tea! I am...

Wishing you a glorious 4th! 

Below is the list of some of the blog parties I will be part of and there is the linky for your tea related posts...please remember that it is SSSLLLOOOOOOWWWW but if you are patient...it's there! And I love to read your comments, and can find you to visit!


  1. Hi Ruth,
    Your post is so patriotic today! Love the blue Royal Albert teacup and burgandy Aynsley teacup too. What yummy looking sprinkled iced cookies. Happy July 4th to you! Hope it's a wonderful day! Karen

  2. Good morning, Ruth! I love your vintage postcards that you share, and your teacup choices, along with your teapot are beautiful for the 4th. I'd love to share a cookie with you at your patriotic table. Thank you for hosting and Happy 4th to you.

  3. Happy 4th of July, Ruth! Such lovely teacups and teapot! I really love the Aynsley teacup; very regal! Have a wonderful holiday and thank you for hosting.


  4. What a beautiful patriotic post dear Ruth. I love all your teacups and antique cards, but I am smitten with the gorgeous blue teapot!
    Thanks for the lovely tea party. Have a great week.

  5. Hi Ruth, I enjoyed seeing all of your July 4th postcards! And your table is wonderful, love that blue tablecloth, it's perfect for the setting. I didn't have anything tea related in my most recent post so I didn't link up but I do have a postcard and some Johnson Bros. Liberty Blue plates that you may like to see. I hope you'll hop on over for a quick visit! Take care and have a blessed July 4th week.

  6. Happy 4th of July, Ruth! Your tea setting is a perfect way to celebrate Independence Day. I especially like the beautiful Wedgewood teapot and the cute over-the-cup tea strainer.

  7. Happy 4th of July, Ruth! I really enjoyed seeing all the vintage postcards. Great patriotic too by the way--the teacups are lovely. I really like your wedgewood too.

  8. Happy Patriotic Tea Table! Your teapot is so lovely with the Queen's Ware white on blue for a pretty touch. The beautiful red and blue teacups and saucers add more red white and blue hues! I love those cookies and it is easy to enjoy their patriotic flavor! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments Have a wonderful 4th!

    Take Care. Pam

  9. This is lovely Ruth! Thanks for hosting!

  10. Wonderful 4th of July Teascape. I love all of the vintage postcards. Your Royal Albert and Aynsley teacup colors are very patriotic. Fun post! Happy 4th!

  11. Hi Ruth,
    Great patriotic teaware and vintage postcards! Beautiful Wedgewood teapot with the embossing. Those sugar cookies are my absolute favorite cookies. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

  12. Hi Ruth, what a pretty patriotic post! Love your choice of teacups ad vintage postcards! Thank you for the cookie recipe. My grandkids favorite for store bought cookies! Wishing you a wonderful 4th!
    Hugs, Nancy

  13. BEAUTIFUL POST! I think it is one of my all time favorites. Hugs, Dear Ruth

  14. Red, white and blue it is for your posting. Lovely pieces. Happy 4th!

  15. A very attractive patriotic place setting. It is festive. Happy 4th of July.

    1. Hi there. I tried to leave a comment, but it won't let me. I have a dormant wordpress, and they won't let me sign in without signing in with that ID, which I don't want to do! Frustrating!

  16. HaPpY 4th, Ruth!
    hungry for those yummy cookies for sure :)
    we had some great fireworks for Canada Day here - did you get to see Victoria's ?

  17. So many pretty pieces,sporting the red, white and blue! What better way to celebrate!
    I think my share is okay. I wish you a very happy 4th of July!

  18. Ruth, you have such an eclectic collection of teacups, how do you ever decide which to use?! Lovely! Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. I'll gladly join you at your patriotic tea. Happy Birthday, America!

  20. Oh what a cute post for Pink Saturday. I love all your cute tea sets including the patriotic sets.

    Kaye Swain

  21. Wedgewood, Ainsley, Royal Albert, and Lofthouse cookies! Favorites all! Your table looks beautiful and the high gloss Queensware is so fun to see!


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