A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Tuesday Cuppa Tea Merry Christmas!

Again life has interrupted my plans...as it has a way of doing...had planned a sunroom tea, but we got down to 18 degrees and so couldn't keep the room warm enough to keep it open, and the rest of the house doesn't have enough light. So...

My teacup this week had to be an early Christmas gift... a pair of Emma Bridgewater We 3 Kings mugs that I just love! 

These have been a comfort and home to lots of cups of tea during my husband's oral surgery to remove a broken back tooth...which had to be done with almost no pain killers due to his Parkinson's and heart mediactions. He actually did quite well as we have a fabulous oral surgeon, and he is a wonderful patient, but it still really put him out of commission most of the week...so lots of home made chicken soup and tea.   And these mugs just brought a smile to his face!

I wanted to show you 2 presents from friends over the years...I love snowmen, and so these were gifts at various times. These 2 little friends are on the buffet in the dining room.

People are so talented!!!  Below are one of my favorite Christmas items...salt and pepper shakers in the shape of Staffordshire dogs! I got them in England about 15 years ago, and treasure them! The have a few chips, but I care not!

I have been sharing a lot of the books that come out from a back bookshelf at Christmas. Here is another favorite. This is called Christmas With Rosamund Pilcher, the famous author that I got in 1997 as a gift from a dear friend. The book has wonderful illustrations, the author's special Christmas memories and wonderful recipes from her family. There are also book excerpts and some short seasonal stories.

I look forward to sitting with a cup of tea in the afternoon as a break point and look forward to spending time with a favorite Christmas book friend. I have Jane Austen, Elizabeth Goudge, Charles Dickens, Max Lucado, Miss Read and lots of Victoria and Country Living Christmas books. I imagine you have many favorite seasonal reads as well!  All part of the comfortable and comforting traditions of seasonal tea times!

Our Christmas this year has been health issues...must be over 35! I want to thank so many of you for your comments, notes, emails and even small tea gifts during the last few weeks. Hopefully 2017 will be a bit calmer! May God bless you all and may your Christmas be filled with joy, peace and love with lots of tea and friendship sprinkled throughout!

I am leaving off the linky, as you are all probably going to be so very busy, and look forward to having tea with you next week! Cheers!


  1. Rosamunde Pilcher is my most very favorite author!! I have never seen the Christmas book but I am certain to look for it now!
    I am wishing you a new year of peace and health. If not perfect health, then at least a lot fewer health issues!!!
    You have such a graceful attitude towards things. I truly admire you.

  2. I also love Rosamunde Pilcher's writing style and stories so much!

    Hope you're having a lovely week,
    I'm wishing you the Merriest Christmas ever, dearest Ruth
    with utmost gratitude

    Xx Dany

  3. Praying you and your hubby have the most beautiful Christmas this year, dear Ruth. Your Christmas mugs are so sweet and really do bring a smile. Take care and God bless!

    Merry Christmas,

  4. Your dear hubby has been through so much, Ruth. I'm glad that the EB mugs put a smile on his face, along with soup and tea. I LOVE Rosamunde Pilcher, and have read so many of her books. I didn't know about the Christmas book, however. May you and you sweetie have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

  5. Ruth, I hope you and your husband have a very Merry Christmas! I will look forward to joining you next week. I love your E. Bridgewater mugs! I got the same ones on a black friday sale. I am enjoying them greatly! Chicken soup does a lot of good!

  6. Merry Christmas Ruth, and God bless you and yours as well!

  7. Love your new Emma Bridgewater mugs, Ruth! I aspire to own my own EB teawares one day. Merry Christmas to you and your hubby!

  8. I hope that you are having a calm and peaceful weekend, Ruth, and that your husband continues to recover well! Wishing a Merry Christmas and a happy and exceptionally healthy 2017 to you and yours!


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