A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Tuesday Cuppa Tea is Back! Shelley Fruit Center Teacup

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful fall week...as it is now officially fall. And welcome back to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  Teacup Tuesday is back, as my husband is home from the hospital and recovering nicely...as best he can with the added Parkinson's Disease.
A bit nearer to some sort of normal anyway!

It is fall here in the Pacific Northwest and really my favorite time here. Lovely! I have chosen a fall themed teacup in a pattern called Fruit Center by my favorite Shelley China, England that was made the last 3 years the company was in existence from 1963-1966. 

The shape is called Lincoln, and I love the blushing pink color!

Aren't the fruit luscious looking? We have a lot of organic growers around here, so at the moment I have plums and peaches sitting on the table. Making some sort of plum dessert tomorrow I think.

Among Shelley collectors, there is an ongoing discussion as to whether the fruit is apples or peaches along with the grapes and currants. Living in a state famous for our apples, I tend to side with the apple faction, but it's not clear at all! What do you think???

For more info on the pink Fruit Center teacup at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.

I always love getting Victoria's British issue...my favorites!
And I re read the other issues...

Speaking of fall and fruit, I was revisiting the September/October 2011 issue of Victoria Magazine which is a favorite thing to do as I have my afternoon tea in our sunroom.  I loved the apple pie on the front...doesn't that look delicious? 

And inside I enjoyed the fact that there were many articles about England which is my second home.  

But there were also great articles like the ones above. The top was part of the ongoing Touring section and features the Inn At Montchanin Village in Delaware. I was taken by the lovely display of transferware.  The bottom photo is of the pages titled The Flavor Of Fall and featured many great recipes. I have made so many from my collection of Victoria...some are family favorites and made often.

A Tiffany stained glass window panel from The Four Seasons at Morse Museum

Thanks so much for joining me again for Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
I will be joining this week:

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. I keep all my issues of Victoria and reread them seasonally, too! So much beauty and inspiration!

  2. It's so good to have Tuesday Cuppa Tea back, Ruth!! I'm so glad that your hubby is home and under your loving care. Your Shelley teacup is a beauty, and I'm voting that those are apples. Thank you for hosting and may you and your hubby have a good week.

  3. Welcome back, Ruth! So glad your hubby is home and doing better! Love your pretty pink Shelley. At first glance the fruit looked like peaches to me but then I think they could also pass for plums. I will miss Summer but I know you and many others are happy that Autumn is here. Enjoy your day!

  4. Happy you're back Ruth and yes, your husband is back home making progress.
    Your Shelley cup is darling, love the fruit motif.
    Happy Fall and thank you for hosting for us.
    Have a lovely week.

  5. Plums, red currants and grapes is what I thin the fruit is.

    Fall is my favourite season but very shor there.

  6. Thanks so much for the party!I am glad your husband gets better and is at home with you!That teacup is really adorable,I looooove it!I also love that Tiffany stained glass window panel,stunning!Blessings!

  7. Hooray for the return of Tuesday Cuppa Tea. Glad to hear that your hubby's condition continues to improve. Your pretty Shelley is perfect for sippin' some peach tea! Thanks for hosting.

  8. Ruth, this was a pleasant surprise, finding Tuesday Cuppa Tea again! So glad your husband is doing better. That Fruit Center pattern is beautiful. The cake plate in my link photo today is one of several Chinese plates I inherited from my mother, who was a great cook who did Chinese food very well.

  9. That teacup is beautiful! I can see that it is hard to say if it's apples or peaches. Glad to hear that your husband is doing better. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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