A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday Cuppa Tea With Life Being Complicated

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea...

But there won't be a linky. Because of the complicatedness of life at the moment, I think it best to drop that and just post what and when I can.
I want to thank all of the faithful linkers...and all of the wonderful friends I have made. Without the linky, maybe I will be able to visit more often.

This last week had some health issues my husband was again suffering with so I was not able to spend much time on a post.
But I remembered I hadn't shared my Little Old Lady character teapot before, and thought you might enjoy meeting her for tea.

Because I have fall decor around, I pulled out my 1930s English lusterware pitcher and filled it with some autumn leaves...

And added a Royal Wilkinson, England Clarice Cliff Charlotte brown transferware teacup and saucer... one of my favorites.

My guest of honor is either called Little Old Lady or Grandmother, depending on which pottery she was made by, as several potteries did in the late 1930s to late 1950s, including Wood and Sons and Price Kensington to name 2.

The fun thing with these hand painted teapots is that they are all different. There was a bit of artistic license enjoyed by the painters employed at the potteries, so the color schemes and decoration vary. Facial expressions vary too, and this one is quite sweet.

The impressed mark on this teapot just says Made In England with a Rd or Design Registry number, although it is pretty well illegible. From others I have had, I know the design was registered to Wood in 1938. This one does not have a maker mark though.
But I think she is charming!

Lastly I added one of my blown glass pumpkins. I think I have shared the other one...it's cobalt blue glass. This lives in the cupboard until fall, when it normally graces the mantle until the Christmas decor displaces it.
But it's a cheery fall pop of color from a Seattle glass blower.

I got the above photo from Pinterest, but no link so don't know it's source.
Have a lovely autumn week, enjoying lots of tea... got some Ginger Pumpkin Latte I am trying tomorrow...will let you know the results.
Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Dear Ruth, I had a feeling there was something wrong when you didn't put your TCT up yesterday so I prayed for you and your hubby. I'm sorry these difficulties are coming your way but God is there with you both in all situations as you know. I am one who understands shutting down the party as I have had to do the same. Please take care, both you and your hubby and enjoy this glorious season of Autumn.

    Your tea setting is so pretty and the teapot is very unique. Love the glass pumpkin! Thank you for sharing amidst your troubles. I will be praying for you, dear sister. Blessings and hugs...Sandi

  2. Dear Ruth!It is always a pleasure visiting your gorgeous blog.As you usually say "We are in His hands",and He is Good.I hope things get better soon.I love your stunning glass pumpkin and that interesting teapot too.The pretty teacup is perfect for Fall!God bless you!

  3. Sorry to hear about your Hubby's health issues. Love the purple dress of your Little Old Lady teapot. I'm also a fan of the elegant blown glass pumpkin.

  4. Ruth - I am a longtime reader, but don't think I have ever commented. I enjoyed your post so much and wanted to let you know your efforts are so appreciated! I too will join with you in lifting up your husband for a touch from the Lord...what would we do if we didn't have His daily presence in our lives???
    Love the Grandmother teapot and the glass blown pumpkin...just gorgeous! Blessings to you.

  5. Blessed Be Ruth, I am sending thoughts of health and happiness your way!

  6. What fun and lovely tea things you have. I'm sorry that your husband is struggling health wise. I'll pray right now for him.

  7. Ruth, so sorry about the health issues. It's amazing that you put up this lovely post, let alone doing the link party. I've never seen one of the grandmother pots - I've learned so much about china from you! I'm going to make a point of visiting all who comment.

  8. Dearest Ruth, I am so sorry about the continuing health concerns for your hubby. Yes, we are all in God's hands, and prayers are with the both of you.
    Your grandma teapot is just darling, and I so love your brown transferware teacup, the pumpkin and the lusterware vase. God bless you and your hubby.

  9. Ruth, I hope things settle for you. Thanks for being a faithful hostess. I love the lusterware pitcher. Have a great day! Sylvia D.


Thanks for visiting and we love to hear from you! We read every comment. If my husband's health permits, I love to visit andreply. Have a wonderful day and a cuppa tea always at hand! :)


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