A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Tuesday Cuppa Tea For July

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea for July! That is amazing! We are definitely having summer weather, along with the rest of the country!

Our daughter and son in law were here and we had a wonderful week with them...they stayed at our local Sequim Bay Washington State Park in their trailer with their 2 dogs, and it pretty well rained or misted every day they were here!

his was at a local restaurant where we had lunch after a walk... coming from Utah and temps over 100 though, they were loving it!

Our local organic berry farms are is full output, so we are eating various berries most of the day...

And the strawberries are part of my post this week...

My tea time this week in the sunroom was small, because my Honey has been grappling with 2 new health issues since the kids visit, so every day has been a test, lab or doctor...with another specialist tomorrow...

My family Royal Doulton Rosebud china a Gorham Chantilly silver are out....

And a Monet Water Lilies teapot that my daughter really liked. It's a nice big size, and really pretty...
The teapot was made in China for Leonardo, England. I had them before and sold out of them, but I have again a few at Antiques And Teacups...

We have so many strawberries, they found their way onto the tea tray... in an Old Country Roses sugar basin....

And I made some simple whole wheat shortcakes to have with the strawberries.... they work well as scones with jam as well.

I remembered this great small hardback guide from Christie's, the aution house, I have had for years. It was published in 1996 and I picked it up then in England on one of our annual trips to England.

Each page has an example of a famous maker with history, etc, and a wonderful photograph...

I found this enlargement of one of the teapots from the book on Christie's website....

listed as: 
staffordshire saltglazed stoneware polychrome enameled jacobite teapot
a beauty!  Wouldn't mind that in my collection!

From the Country Diary Of And Edwardian Lady....

I hope you can stay cool this week...we hope so too! Having iced tea most days...trying Harney & Sons Blueberry Green Cold brewed ice tea this week...will give you a report...

Lord willing after the specialist tomorrow I will be 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!
I tried their new version last week...the jury is out... Lol!


  1. Good morning dear Ruth! So many pretties today! Love the teapot and the Rosebud teacup is lovely. Our berries should be out any day now and I can't wait. We have an incredibly short season of them. I'm sorry your hubby is still battling his issues. Wonderful photo of you all. It's a blessing having family around. Our son who lives out west is arriving next week with his family and we're so looking forward to it. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your week. Blessings...Sandi

  2. Good morning, Ruth! It was so nice to see a photo of you and your hubby with your darling daughter. I just know that you had a wonderful visit. Your Rosebud teacup is so beautiful, along with your pretty teapot. Summertime berries are the best, and I'm sharing some today, too. I'm sorry that your honey is dealing with two new health issues. Thank you for hosting and I hope you have a good week.

  3. Hi Ruth!What an adorable photo of your family!Love your pretty tea time with gorgeous china and that interesting book!Your treats look delicious too.Thanks for hosting.I hope your husband gets better soon.Hugs!

  4. What a cute family photo. I hope that your hubby's new health issues get resolved soon. I love the unique Monet teapot. I've seen Monet mugs, but this is the first time that I've seen the teapot. I'm also been drinking lots of iced teas, although the heat wave hasn't reduced my hot tea consumption! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely week.

  5. Thank you for hosting! I am loving that Monet teapot! So pretty. And local strawberries are the best. I like that book from Christie's. I'll have to look for one.

    Sorry your husband is having health issues. Hopeful that he'll be well soon.

  6. That Monet teapot is a work of art! Hope your husband gets well soon! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Ruth, so sorry about the two new health issues. Glad you had this lovely family time. Thank you for hosting.

  8. Ruth: I am just arriving as I spent the day in Kansas City yesterday. (unfortunately in the University Dental chair) What a wonderful and interesting post you have written and I will be praying for your Hubby. I wrote it down! I enjoyed the family photo!


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