A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Shelley Fruit Center, Fall Victoria Magazine

Hello and welcome to another Tuesday Cuppa Tea with the fine tea related blogs whose links are at the bottom of the post plus many others! I LOVE Teacup Tuesdays and a chance to share a favorite Victoria Magazine as well!

This week's teacup is a Shelley China Fruit Center tea cup in the Boston shape...

I guess I have fruit on the brain, because we have had THE BEST peaches, nectarines and plums this year...absolutely succulent! And as we have been wandering around the last 2 weeks with family and friends to various places we have brought home a lot of small organic farms, which this area has in abundance.

Doesn't the fruit look luscious? Love it! The teacup was made between 1963 and 1966 when the pottery closed. There were lots of Fruit Center versions made by Shelley in different shapes, colors and fruit. They are all wonderful!

For more info on the Shelley Fruit Center fall teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

I wanted to share some of my favorite fall photos from the September/October 2008 issue of Victoria Magazine, my most favorite subscription.

I have pumpkins on the brain...because I am planning some pumpkin cashew coconut curry from a recipe in Sunset magazine!

This next photo I found is so fun because the cat is exactly like my Tinker...must be his twin...even down to the white whiskers! I didn't know he had previously been a model before we adopted him...or really, before he adopted us! He is known as the ghost cat...no one else has ever seen him...not even the cat sitter.

Well that's it for this edition of Tuesday Cuppa Tea.  I am out of town most of this week, so will be slow responding, but will be reading posts and comments at odd moments...when everyone else is otherwise occupied! LOL!!!

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. Ruth:
    You are so right - that was a wonderful issue! Your cup and saucer are lovely as always. Our nights are so much cooler we know what comes next! Hope you are doing well!

  2. Your Shelley is a beauty-such a work of art! It reminds me of a series of Paragon fruit themed patterns. I am not too familiar with Victoria magazine, but now I want to subscribe it. The photos are beautiful and inspiring. I'm so behind on the magazine subscriptions I already have though. Have a fun week with your travels!

  3. I love Victoria Magazine and have kept my back issues. I don't have a subsciption right now but every issue just seems timeless to me and I love looking at them!

  4. Your Shelley teacup is so gorgeous, Ruth, and I love the spray fo fruit inside the cup. I would be filling my cup up more and more to get that pretty surprise at the bottom. Victoria magazine looks like something I would enjoy, along with my Tea Time. Thanks for hosting your lovely party.

  5. Your Shelley is really stunning, Ruth! The soft peach? is enhanced by those beautiful scallops and the fruit center. Victoria magazine is such a favourite and I have kept all of my issues too. Your supply of fresh fruit sounds wonderful and I'm so glad you and your company are enjoying it all. Thank you for hosting and have a lovely day.


  6. I always enjoy seeing your Shelley teacups. I'm intrigued by the pumpkin cashew coconut curry! I was hoping for a gradual weather transition to fall, but our temperatures have gone from one extreme to another here. On Labour Day weekend, our temperatures were in the high 30s (Celsius). Then thiis morning, it was only 6 degrees Celsius! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

  7. Hi Ruth,
    I absolutely love this pink Shelley teacup. It is gorgeous! Your magazine pics make me feel that I better start decorating for fall but I just want to hold onto summer a little longer. Hope you have a lovely break. Thank you for hosting Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Karen

  8. I absolutely love the shape of this teacup, so thank you, once again, for teaching me something new! (And now I want curry, suddenly, after reading this blog post!)

  9. Beautiful images of Fall.
    Thank you so much for the tea party.
    have a nice week.

  10. Hi Ruth: That cup is amazing. Like all the others you own, each one more beautiful than the next. Blessings dear friend, Martha

  11. Hi Ruth, I love that Victoria. I have that copy and I love pewter in the fall. Thanks for hosting!

  12. Ruth, I was too late to link, but wanted to comment anyway. That cup and saucer is so unusual. The fruit and the scalloped edge are beautiful. I've never seen one quite like it.


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