A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Antique Christmas Postcard For December 16th, Jane Austen and more...

Happy December 16th...a wonderful day on the journey to Christmas...


Our antique Christmas postcard for December 16th... a lovely embossed postcard from 1904 made in Germany....


Happy birthday to Jane Austen...born on December 16, 1775! 
One of my all-time favorite authors! I have a large omnibus volume of all of her novels and reread it once a year.  The recent crop of novels that have been dramatized on film or TV have been wonderful...I remember my husband seeing the first televised version of Pride and Prejudice in a B&B as we traveled. He had mildly scoffed at my love for the novels but was pretty well forced to watch in the hotels and B&Bs we were in...

He was very impressed by the story and characters and has willingly seen all the versions...including all the remakes and repeats on PBS since. We loved the Lost In Austen series as well.
However, I haven't quite been able to watchPride & Prejudice And Zombies...I just don't know about that....


   
 Also, today is the anniversary also of the famous Boston Tea Party...The Boston Tea Party was a protest by colonists in Boston against the British governmentand the East India Companythat controlled all the tea coming into the colonies. And we all know how important tea can be!  

On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain that the colonists refused to pay the tax on, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into the waters of Boston Harbor.  
Hence...the Boston Tea Party...A date and act that has indeed acquired a life of it's own.   

   But I always think...what a waste of tea...was it assam? Darjeeling? Lapsang souchong?


Have a wonderful weekend...and join us Monday for

Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


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