A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Red White And Blue Lingers...

The red, white and blue of the 4th of July lingered a bit this week due to company who came for an afternoon bearing gifts...and a yard sale....

Some out of town friends stopped by for the afternoon on their way to Seattle for an Alaska cruise...we met them on a cruise a few years ago, so it was nice to see them. We had tea in the sunroom...after they left, I thought...I should have photographed that! Sigh...so I put some of the elements together again...

The wreath is a simple one I made a few years ago with folded red, white and blue and patriotic gros grain ribbon pieces pinned on a styrofoam base with a silver metallic star garland intertwined...sometimes it lives on the front door at this time of year...

Our friends had stopped at a local store and brought red, white and blue chocolate cupcakes...and we had quite a few left....very sweet...

We had tea in my Royal Doulton Rosebud vintage bone china...sort of my best dishes...from the 1940s. I love the set!

And a new family addition...I found this 1930s Sadler Brigadoon pattern hexagonal teapot at a yard sale the other day on my way to the grocery store...stopped on a whim...and was so glad I did. I have sold so many red transferware teapots in my shops over the years, but will be keeping this one. 

Have a lovely weekend! I will be posting the Tuesday Cuppa Tea tea party linky on Sunday.


  1. Dear Ruth:
    What a beauty you have! Love love the teapot! Red transferware is so elegant! Thanks for sharing and linking!

  2. Love your lingering red, white and blue! Mine will linger right up through Labor Day! :)

    HPS!! Dana

  3. I'm looking for a red transferware teapot too and hope I find one as pretty as yours! And I just have to tell you that I bought my first Shelley teacup today at an estate sale. I credit you for educating me about Shelley teacups! It's the beautiful Dainty Blue design and it is so sweet. I just love the shape and the blue color. And I got it for 25% off--yay!

  4. No matter, your wreath looks nice anytime.

  5. Lovely! I am all for extending celebrations of all kinds, especially when pretty teacups are involved.

  6. Lovely way to celebrate the visit with your friends and the 4th of July. So nice they surprised with cupcakes! Love your wreath and, of course, the beautiful teapot and Royal Doulton Rosebud teacup.

  7. What a beautiful tea to welcome your guests. I'm crushing over your red transfer ware teapot. Gorgeous! Thanks for recreating this to share.

  8. WOWI love that teapot! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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