A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, A Green Daisy Sunroom Tea

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea. I am very sad about what has happened in London...my heart is breaking again....almost didn't post, but had this ready to go, so am doing what the Brits do...carrying on as usual...with a cup of tea...

I had few really sunny days this week, so the photos aren't as bright as usual, but...welcome to my Green Daisy tea...and I am sure you will see what the name came from...

I have enjoyed thinking about the sunny days as our fog rolled in again after 2 warm days...natural air conditioning!

My green daisies are a crem and sugar by Shelley China, England in the green colorway of the Daisie Chintz pattern. The interiors are even a pale green. They set was made between 194 and 1956, and was made for the Canadian market as designated by the A on the base. Love this pattern, but love it more in blue which I will have to share one of these days...

And speaking of Shelley, I have ised a rare Shelley biscuit barrel or cookie jar in the Greek Key and Roses. I love the molded bow in the front...looks like a wrapped parcel! And the fancy handle is fun too!

The pattern is number 10441 and dates to 1910-1916. The Registry Date number dates the pattern to 1896. The Late Foley denotes the use of the name of the area of Stoke-On-Trent and works name, Foley, in the Shelley mark which was dropped in 1925.  You hardly ever see Shelley biscuit jars.

And of course, teacups! This is a hand colored on transfer Salisbury teacup with applied raised enamel accents which I love!

The pattern number is 1738, and the teacup was made in the 1930-1940s.

Or maybe you would prefer your tea in this ironstone teacup in a pattern called Jacqueline from the 1950s. This was made by Enoch Wedgwood, a relation of Josiah Wedgwood, of the better know Wedgwood tradename. The unicorn on the mark here refers to the pottery works where it was made in the Tunstall area of  Stoke...the Unicorn works.

Or maybe you prefer a creamware teacup from Wedgwood itself...an historical reissue from the 1960s called Napolein Ivy that I have shared before. I love the simple Ivy pattern!

I have my old faithful birdhouse on the table, although I have been tempted to put it outside for feathered tenants...but I am not sure it is sturdy enough....

Here is a tea diffuser if you want loose tea rather than a bag... love the shell design! Perfect for here at the coast!

For teabags...I have Murchie's of Canada English Breakfast...pretty well a staple around here...I have the loose too, but just realized I forgot to include it on the table! Rats!

And as you probably know I love old postcards, I found 2 by color to go with the table....

Lastly, to stir with... a set of George VI coronation spoons from 1937.  I love using pretty silver on the table! 

I had intending making scones too...but the news threw me off so I will include tham with my post next week...

Thanks for joining me for tea...I hope to be joining...

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. Yes, our prayers go to London, Ruth. What sadness there is in the world. I would love to share a cup of tea with you and enjoy it in any of your pretty teacups. Thank you for hosting your gentle party. May you have a good week ahead.

  2. Praying for London......who knew there could be so much senseless violence in the world?
    It is good to take comfort in what ways we can while we pray - which is exactly what you do. I'm reminded that we must not let Evil steal our joy.

  3. Thank you very much for hosting,I love all your pieces.I am sorry for that tragic event.I live in a violent country and everyday I feel scared for my family`s safety...It's a terrible feeling.

  4. Everything you presented here is lovely. I really like the church bird feeder too. So sorry for what happened in London. I wish all these killings would stop. Thanks for hosting, Ruth......Christine

  5. It was heartbreaking to hear about the senseless acts of violence committed in London and Manchester.

    I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite among your pretty teacups. I'm also admiring your charming bird teahouse. Some of my blogging friends have sent me Murchie's tea samples and I quite enjoyed them. Thank you for hosting, Ruth!

  6. Good morning, Ruth,
    I just heard about Manchester's bombing late, late last evening while writing up this blogpost. I didn't know about London until right here, right now. It's time to really go after these terrorists who want nothing to do but ruin everyone else's lives. I'm so sorry... Prayers coming and I'll put it out at our Bible study later this morning for prayers in our group. Linking up with you not with a teacup post today, though I am working on one.

    Hope the week gets better for you and all of England, and that the Secret Services that you have over there capture these malconformants... I had written that I hope they capture them and put their head up on the Thames, but thought otherwise...

    Lovingly praying for safety and peace for you and England,

  7. Oh, and we have Foleys on my mother's side from Canada with ancestors who fought on both sides of the American Revolutionary War. A cousin has us back to John and Priscilla Alden from the Mayflower, but I haven't been able to make the link yet. :)

    Your china is lovely, especially the biscuit barrel. I love realistic looking roses.

    Take care,
    Barb (second time around) :)

  8. What lovely pieces and my mind remembers some of these including the daisies. They are all beautiful. I think the table setting is lovely and the postcards add a nice touch! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ruth, yes, I was thrown off by the sad news as well. But you pulled together a lovely party anyway. Thank you for hosting. I don't have any pieces with that raised enamel detail.

  10. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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