A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday Cuppa Tea Summer Glory And Autumn Enters

Autumn blessings to you...and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Thank you to all you dear blogging friends for your thoughts and prayers. I finally have defeated the sinus infection and avoided having to take antibiotics.
Thanks to lots of teas...herbal, green and black...nasal rinses, probiotics, zinc, echinacea and being strict about my allergy non dairy diet, I am finally well again. I haven't had a problem like that for 6-7 years. But, then, we haven't had wildfire smoke like that here before. That finally cleared out with some rain.

I finally felt well enough on Thursday to have a little tea time in the sunroom,
mixing last elements of summer and autumn things as the season definitely has changed here...we are in the 40s in the morning...

I needed something with a bit of color for a back ground, so added a polychrome transferware charger I have...

The pattern is called Rural England. I love the mill and stream and the flower border...

The plate was made in the 1930s by Midwinter. Midwinter was acquired by Wedgwood in the early 1960s, and did some great mid century modern designs in their Stylecraft line...very groovy, and very different from this earlier design. If you have visited the blog often, you know Wedgwood has gone through several shuffles and is now owned by the Danish firm Fiskars...always interesting keeping up with the potteries...

This teacup is where my end of summer comes in...the Hydrangea patterned Summer Glory Chintz by Shelley...you knew I get a Shelley in here somewhere...

This Summer Glory teacup is from the 1950s, and is the ivory colorway...which I have never thought a good name for the color, but...
the interior is pale yellow. I would call it a pale peach or apricot, but that's just my opinion. The pattern number is 13648, and it is in the Ripon shape. 

And we need at teapot, so here is a 1950s Sadler pale yellow and gold large teapot....

This one has rather fancy gold flowers with heavy gold outlining. Cool! Lots of tea for everyone!

And for the tea...Republic of Tea's Cuppa Cake Tea Caramel Vanilla...a flavored black tea that is a lovely dessert tea...

I have other teacups for you...this is a teacup trio with an autumn leaves design called Windswept...

The bone china pattern is 1950s as well, with pink and grey green swirling leaves. The set is by Tuscan made by Plant. Later marks from the late 1960s-1970s use the name Plant Tuscan. The company has had it's share of changes, as all English potteries have. It was amalgamated into Wedgwood in 1972, and then permanently closed in 2006. I think Fiscars has all the patterns, etc, but whether the name will ever be resurrected is doubtful.

For a trea for tea, I have some Maple leaf shaped chocolate cream biscuits. During the couple of weeks prior to becoming ill with the smoke, we had friends visit and spent a day in Victoria, BC so brought home these biscuits...a favorite.

They are delicious! But since I was avoiding dairy, they have been sitting there languishing. So, now that I am recovering I hope to be eating them soon!

Also in Victoria, BC I found this little cookbook by a Victori author called Sarah's Tea Time that I will be sharing more from another time, by Sarah Amos.  Sarah is a Brit now living in Victoria. Besides lots of recipes it includes her lovely tea time drawings. Charming!

Thanks so much for joining me for tea today. It was so nice to finally feel able to join you all and welcome you all to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

I am joining:

Here is the Tuesday Cuppa Tea 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. It's so good to know that you're feeling better, Ruth, and all without taking antibiotics. Your tea looks lovely, and you can enjoy those yummy cookies now. I love the Rural England plate, and all your teacups (especially the one with the leaves), and your pretty teapot. I look forward to seeing more from your new tea cookbook. Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you have a healthy, wonderful week.

  2. Hi Ruth!I am glad you have got better.Love all your pieces,especially the hydrangeas teacup!Thanks for hosting.Have a lovely week!Maristella.

  3. I'm glad to hear that your sinus infection has finally eased up. Your lovely tea time is the perfect way to welcome the arrival of fall. Chocolate cream + maple cookies = divine combination!

    Thank you for hosting and enjoy the last few days of summer.

  4. I do love that old transferware plate. I especially love transferware for fall with colors that seem to come alive. Thanks for sharing this pretty post.

  5. Glad to read that you got to feeling better without antibiotics, that is a true blessing! Loved your tea party table today, and enjoyed reading your history about each one, you are quite knowledgeable, I have much to learn! Happy to share my garden tea party with you today :)

  6. Ruth, I'm so glad you're feeling better! I have never had chocolate maple leaf cookies; only the plain maple. Bet they're good. Love the Summer Glory teacup! Here on PEI, it's sad to see summer come to an end. I enjoy the warm weather so much more than the cold. Lovely post and do take care, dear friend.


  7. Ruth, glad you are getting well. You have the most lovely teatime china here! Thank you for hosting!

  8. Ruth, I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better and that the smoke is clearing at last. Besides looking at all the lovely photos, I so appreciate the way you keep us up to date on the potteries. My mother had a white set of Wedgwood Midwinter, and I always thought Midwinter was the name of the pattern! And I had no idea Wedgwood is now part of Fiskars.

  9. I'm so glad you are feeling better Ruth! I hate those terrible sinus infections. That charger is gorgeous and the Sadler teapot is just so perfect for fall with those yummy maple leaf cookies. I happen to love them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Ruth, I love the book. I have started checking thrift stores for tea related books. It's fun. Have a great week. Sylvia D.


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