A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Tuesday Cuppa Tea Happy Birthday Ma'am! 91 Years Old!

Happy 91st birthday to Queen Elizabeth II... born April 21, 1926. Not everyone has 2 birthdays to celebrate, as her national birthday is celebrated on June 21st...better weather.

This photo was taken last week on Maundy Thursday, when the Queen distributed traditional specially minted coins called Maundy Money to a man and woman for each year of her life...91. To read more about that on the history, click HERE in the Time Was Antiques blog.

My Tuesday Cuppa Tea is a royal one in honour of Her Majesty's birthday, but no treats today as there are too many lingering Hot Cross buns and other Easter related goodies for me to make anything birthday like. Got to try to maintain our health...sorta! Lol!

The Union Jack bunting is from the Silver Jubilee in 1977. We were in England for our usual month, and I bought this for our home here in the US.  The photo you have seen before...one of my favorite coronation photos from 1953.

The tea tin is from the 1977 Silver Jubilee as well....and, of course, a few royal commemorative pieces for tea drinking...first a Shelley China from the coronation in the Cambridge shape...they made several coronation design shapes...

Then a Tuscan coronation teacup with another of my favorite designs...

Moving farther back, a Shelley China, England 1911 Silver Jubilee mug made for Queen Elizabeth's grandparents King George V and Queen Mary...

And farther back, and teacup by an unknown but skilled Staffordshire potter made for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897...a record only surpassed by Queen Elizabeth recently as the longest reigning English monarch...

I had to have some tea treat, so have a few petit fours left from a frind that I can share on my lonely Shelley coronation saucer...the cup was broken when we shipped it home from the UK, but I decided to keep the saucer...maybe I'll find a mate...

And the tea is Twining's 90th Birtday tea, blended in honor of Queen Elizabeth;s 90th birthday last year. It's a lovely black tea blend, so I hope they keep making it. I really like it, and this 3rd tin I've had is getting empty...

Shall we all sing Happy Birthday???   
Happy Birthday Ma'am and many more!

I am joining:

Thanks so much for joining me for tea!  Here is the linky for your tea related posts...please remember that it is SSSLLLOOOOOOWWWW but if you are patient...it's there!  I am so looking forward to visiting you!


  1. I'm so grateful to you, dearest Ruth, for sharing this post celebrating such and important moment in our lives and in our history !

    Wishing you a most lovely new week,
    I'm sending blessings to you and to THE QUEEN, indeed,

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world - (Dany)

  2. I love your Royal collection! What a fun way to celebrate the Queen's birthday. Have a lovely week and thank you for hosting!


  3. Happy Birthday to the Queen! Your lovely tea time is the best way to celebrate her 91st birthday. As a January birthday, I've had to deal with less than ideal weather for birthday celebrations. So maybe I'll take a page from the Queen's playbook and have a 2nd birthday during the warmer months. HA! Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

  4. Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth! I always remember her birthday because my aunt's birthday is the same day. For most of her life, everyone told my mother she resembled the Queen and she did but not so much now. Your Shelley china is wonderful. I especially like the mug and the Victoria cup is a real treasure. Hope your Easter was lovely, Ruth.


  5. Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth! What a special tea party you've share, Ruth, in honor of her birthday. Thanks so much for hosting!

  6. Happy. Irthday to the queen! Your comemorative pieces are a treasure...Christine

  7. Beautiful and interesting teacups, Ruth! I think Queen Elizabeth dresses so beautifully. Happy Birthday to her! Blessings, Bess

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your great collection!Thanks for hosting this lovely party! Maristella.

  9. Thank you! Didn't realize what an important day is coming up!

    Wow - 91. Isn't she absolutely remarkable?

    You sure have some wonderful pieces to honor her. : - )

  10. Isn't she amazing? The most attractive 91-year-old! My mother's side of the family are Canadian and had a respect for all things royal so I really enjoyed seeing your lovely royal treasures going way back.

  11. Ruth, I always have such a good time reading your informative posts and seeing more pieces of your collection. Thank you for hosting.

  12. What a beautiful royal tea time! Your Teacups are so beautiful!
    Such a interesting post! I always learn so much from you! Thank you for hosting your tea party!

  13. Dear Ruth, your collections is just stunning. I do love anything that has to do with the royal family. Thanks for sharing all of your delightful goodies.

  14. What a lovey way to say Happy Birthday to the Queen, very sweet.

  15. Amazing that she is 91, and still looks lovely! My fil is 91 as well. Beautiful tribute for the Queens birthday! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Wow, I can't believe you have a teacup from 1897! That is awesome. I hope you had a marvelous Easter Ruth! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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