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Monday, October 9, 2017

Tuesday Cuppa Tea Paisley Pumpkin Tea

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
First of all, I want to wish my Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving with an antique postcard!
I hope your Thanksgiving is full of friends, family, food...and a bit of tea too!


I've titled my tea today Paisley Pumpkin Tea...
The sunroom is again the venue...only room in the house light enough for photographs...


I moved in the metal Counting Our Blessings sign from where it hangs on the firelace mantle in the living room at this time of year....
it is something we take very seriously...
my husband's neurologist said the same thing in clinical terms about his Parkinson's Disease this last week...
it could be so much worse...
we are so very grateful...


It's very difficult this time of year to think in other than earthy tones, mimicing the changing colors of the leaves on the trees and littering the ground... at least it is for me...



My first teacup for our tea party today is by a favorite maker...Rosina, England....


I love the fall colors in the hand colored on brown transferware chintz band on this pretty teacup... 



Rosina is a favorite vintage maker of mine...nice quality and lovely designs. 
The Rosina trade mark dates back to the Queen's Pottery 1887-1940 that began as Warrilow & Cope.  Rosina started being used in the 1941, and this teacup, pattern number 4984, was made by the mark between 1948 and 1952, so a narrow window.
Rosina (and sister brand name Elizabethan) were acquired but still used in 1988 by Crownford, who were then acquired by Churchill. Rosina as a trade name was retired in 1988.



And another fall patterned teacup is next...



This is a 1950s bone china teacup by Regency, England.  I just think it is such a pretty fall pattern.



Love the Daisies against the blue.... Regency was short lived among the Staddordshire potteries...opening in 1953 and closing in 2009. The pottery was able to survive several of the economic downturns, and had a loyal following. I had several customers who only bought Regency, and thought them one of the best around. When the pottery closed down production in 2009, it reopened under the Regency Porcelain Ltd. name, but is now only an importer and retailer of hard-paste porcelain manufactured in the Limoges style...mostly from China, I am afraid. Sad...



My teapot is a wonderful art deco shaped Paisley design from an unknow pottery in England.




This earthenware teapot has a wonderful 1930s design of paisley tht was so popular at that time. The teapot is a favorite, but definitely has seen a lot of use and is sort of a shabby, chippy survivor....it has seen a lot of tea parties!



The base has no maker's mark, only the Regestered Date number for 1929...an English system that recorded the date when a pattern was registered for use...sort of like a patent date. Love that!



And to have in the teapot...Dilmah Caramel black tea. It has a lovely flavor, and just the right amount of caramel sweetness.



I found these cute little paper mache gourds at Jo-Anns the other day, listed as vase fillers. But I used them in a Wilkinsons's brown transferware teacup in the Charlotte pattern...



For a treat for tea, I got some of the Seattle Shortbread Bakery organic gluten free shortbread pumpkins. When my allergies are not good, these are so pure I can still eat them! And they are so decorative and delicious!  



And the cookies are on this wonderful antique Imari patterned plate by Radfords, England with a hand colored on trasferware floral design with gold accents...I love this!


Samuel Radford. England was formed in Longton and Fenton in 1879. and had a high repute for excellent quailty highly decorated items. The company was acquired by Coalport in 1957 who actually intended to use the pottery to make Coalport China, but the potteries economic cruch was just beginning, and it never happened. The plan was abandoned, and the pottery was actually demolished in 1960.....sigh....



The mark on the plate has anothe Regestry Date mark, this time for the year of  1895, so the plate is Victorian or Edwardian. Lovely!


from Better Homes & Gardens magazine...

I am joining:


Thanks so much for joining me for tea! 
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!



23 comments:

  1. Very pretty teacup and plate for fall

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    1. Thanks Sylvia! Hope you are enjoying fall...see you sometimes on IG!
      Ruth

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  2. Good morning, Ruth! All your teacups and the paisley teapot are so pretty. However, I think I'd choose the Regency teacup for my caramel tea...it's calling to me! I'm glad that you can enjoy a gluten free treat. Thank you for hosting your lovely party, and I hope you have a great week.

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    1. Thanks Kitty. It was hard deciding which teacup and which tea! Nice to have choices. Always enjoy your visits.
      Ruth

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  3. It's definitely important to count our blessings. What a lovely autumn-themed tea setting. At first glance, I thought that the mini gourds were candy. HA! It's sad to hear about the demise of the different potteries. I think that I have a Regency cup or two in my collection. Thank you for hosting, Ruth!

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    1. The mini gourds are fun, aren't they? I thought they were cute. The Potteries are indeed an ongoing saga...lots of regrets there going on at the moment...they should have asked me what I thought! Lol!
      Ruth

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  4. Mmm, caramel tea sounds lovely as well as the shortbread. Love the Imari plate. I don't have much autumnal china. I do have a couple peach and coral pieces but that's about it. Thank you for your lovely party and I hope you're feeling better. Enjoy your day, dear Ruth.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. I don't have a whole lot, being addicted to blue and white...so always have to do some searching. Nice to be well again! Have a lovely week!
      Ruth

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  5. Thanks for hosting,Ruth!Beautiful teacups and pretty teapot.The Imari plate is just WONDERFUL!!!Fabulous,breath taking!Love it!Hugs,Maristella.

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    1. So glad you like the Imari...one of my favorites. I always enjoy your treasures too!
      Ruth

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  6. Your vintage fall colored teacups are very pretty, Ruth. So glad you hubby’s doing good. You know
    my hubby has PD also. Thanks for hosting....Christine

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    1. I had forgotten that your husband also has Parkinson's Christine, so your know what a blessing a good day for him is!
      Have a lovely week.
      Ruth

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  7. Such pretty pictures. I always love seeing them all. :) I'm sorry I had nothing to share this week. Maybe next week. I took some outdoor pictures of my kids in the leaves this past week, so that's what I will be writing about. Next week I'll try to come back and link up again.

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    1. Will come see your photos...love the fall season, and I bet the kids do too! Have a a fun week with them!
      Ruth

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  8. Dear Ruth: My week has been so busy I am arriving here late to comment and say what a unique teapot that is - never seen that one for sure! You sure show so many lovely pieces and they all work so well for fall which is upon us! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Bernideen...hope the root canal went well...praying for you!
      Ruth

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  9. I love how you share the teacup and it's maker's marks! It's something I've been interested in for a number of years now but when I go to look up things, I find only places selling china... :( Guess I need to remember to look up the company name. :) Happy to come over and link with you today as I had an impromptu tea yesterday with a friend alfresco.

    Enjoy your weekend, Ruth!
    Barb :)

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    1. p.s. Forgot to mention that I pinned almost all of your photos. :) Happy almost the weekend!

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    2. How sweet of you! I wish I were a better photographer...but it's hard in the Pacific Northwest! A challenge indeed! Have a great week!
      Ruth

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    3. I have been a fascinated student of the English china makers for about 30 years...especially because of English families beeing close by and visiting often. It is sort of like detective work really.... I'm always afraid I'm boring folks! Lol!
      Ruth

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  10. Ruth, I love that you and your husband count your blessings and find joy in even your difficult days. Thank you for hosting and for sharing info on the potteries and your lovely tea things.

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    1. And thanks as always for your wonderful tea time recipes!
      Ruth

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  11. What a pretty teapot and cookies you have today! Thanks for hosting!

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