A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Shelley Teacup and Man Tea for Father's Day

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

It's been another doctor's office week...this time for me. Found out I have a minor heart "branch blockage", but not considered for surgery yet...but I have to further drop cholesterol...and I am low already. Oh well. Also eye surgeon's office...they thought I had a torn retina but it was another anomaly that healed itself ater 4 days...no surgery needed there and still have my 20/15  vision so was much relieved. Spent a LOT of time in waiting and treatment rooms, and waiting for my eyes to un-dilate. If it's not one thing, it's something else! Lol!

I spent time in the sunroom looking at some of my tea time recipe books, trying to guage what I can still make that is basically no cholesterol...figuring out what substitutions I can make...after a lifetime of recipes and cooking, this is gonna be a challenge!

So to brighten up the day, now that I can focus again, I got out a wonderful Shelley China England teacup to keep me company. This one is in the Footed Oleander shape, white molded petals, and is one of my favorite Shelley shapes, and was a staple of Shelley between 1941 and when the pottery closed in 1966. So tactile!

The pattern is a variation of Rose Pansy and Forget-Me-Not, which is really a chintz.  Note the sweet little blue scroll rim border inside the cup. The set also has gorgeous burnished gold handle, foot and rims.

The pattern number is 13528, and was actually made in several different colors. The number after the / refers to the color.
If anything could make me smile, this teacup did!

This coming Sunday, June 17th is Father's Day, so I found an antique postcard to share....

Also...Just had to share this email from 2013 from our favorite hotel in Victoria, BC, the Hotel Grand Pacific...our closest big city...advertising it's Father's Day  take on afternoon tea...

This Father’s Day, you can thank the guy responsible for your manliness by taking him to The Pacific Restaurant for The Man Tea.

This afternoon tea service includes manly bites such as pulled pork sliders, mini steak sandwiches and freshly shucked oysters, washed down with Lagavulin whiskey cocktails and more! We'll have card games, a putting green on the patio, shuffleboard, and other tableside activities to challenge your dad to as you enjoy your meal.

Available June 13 to 22, 2:00 to 4:30 pm in the Pacific Restaurant. $42.00 per person. Reservations can be made by calling ...



Very fun! Lots of good ideas ladies for your guys!
And it certainly sounds delicious! More tea rooms are coming up with man friendly menus.

And June 14th is Flag Day. I love this antique postcard by Ellen Clapsaddle, one of the great artists of her time. She was born in 1865 and dies in 1934.

So thanks for joining me for tea today. I will be back to visiting everyone this week...Lord willing...and am hoping for a more calm and less stressful week....

This helped a lot this week too!

I certainly plan this week to join....

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. Thank goodness that you don't have to have surgery yet, Ruth, and that your eye healed on it's own How beautiful is that Shelley teacup for you to love and enjoy! It is one of the prettiest I have seen, and I would love sipping tea from it. Thank you for hosting and I hope this is good week for you.

  2. Dear Ruth,
    So glad you're not needing surgery! I think I know how you feel because I've been spending hours in the doctor's office as well as well as physio. I'm rather weary of it all to be honest. It does seem to be one thing after another these days. Anyway, enough of that. Your Shelley teacup is a beauty; soft and pretty for your tea time. Wishing you a lovely and healthy week, my friend. Take care and the Lord bless you!

  3. Sorry to hear about your cholesterol and eye problems, Ruth. The "Man Tea" ad made me smile. I can't wait until my godson is old enough to enjoy tea time with me. Thank you for hosting and sharing your pretty Shelley teacup.

  4. Thanks for hosting,dear Ruth!That Shelley teacup is to die for!!!Father's Day here is only in August but I love your vintage card,very pretty!Best wishes!

  5. Beautiful English teacup! Thanks for hosting, Ruth!....Christine

  6. Another beautiful teacup Ruth! Thanks for sharing and linking. Hope your weekend is a restful and enjoyable one!

  7. Ruth, what a beautiful post! AND another pattern I've never seen! I don't like to give unsolicited medical advice, but when I read "heart branch blockage," I immediately thought "Vitamin K2 (MK7)." It prevents and reverses calcification of arteries (and other soft tissues) and directs calcium to bones and teeth.


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