A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

Welcome to the blog of Antiques And Teacups! Let's share a cup of tea and talk about the things we love...like teacups, antiques, collectibles, visiting England, antiquing and learning about victoriana and quirky gadgets. Fun!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The last week of August


An August page from my frequent companion... The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden from 1906... written by someone from the area where my husband was born and lived his early life in Warwickshire near Stratford-on-Avon.

This week I have been hibernating, as the air coming from the Canadian wildfires has been in the unhealthy level. I have been dealing with headaches, itching eyes and breathing problems. So, the air conditioner and air cleaners are at work! I don't have much desire to be out at the moment, but still missed my weekend visits to the farmer's market and to church services. Hopefully back to normal in a couple of days.


I have had extra time to work on the chores from my website that have backed up over the last year, now that I have done with most of the chores and paperwork necessary after the loss of a spouse.  I am also tending to things that piled up in my office, as they were back in the line of importance behind the necessary things necessitated by my caregiver role. I find myself with empty time, that was otherwise regimented by the 24 hour a day 4 hour medications and nutritional needs of my husband's Parkinson's disease. 


I need some clarity and direction through prayer about what my new reality of life will look like. I know it's only been a few weeks, so I am trying to remain at peace and wait for clarification.

In the meantime, as was our mantras for the last couple of years especially...

One Day At A Time


We Can Do This... only now it is 

I Can Do This... through the Grace of God

"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me"  Philippians 4:13... which has been proven so true.

So... this week, here are some of the items I have added to Antiques And Teacups


Dunoon Devon Emma Ball Mug English Coastal Villages Devon England


Thimble King Edward VII and Alexandra 1901 Coronation Commemorative English Bone China


And more... but that's a sample. 
I hope this week brings you joy and the appreciation of the many gifts we have... many so simple and small we overlook them...
and the people we may take for granted and also overlook...
so many treasures to be discovered!


  1. Nancy in northeast IowaSeptember 11, 2023 at 5:37 PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Am never sure what to say, as nothing seems adequate. You (and a cup of tea) have been part of my mornings for a number of years now and I'm happy to hear that you plan to continue with your blog. Know that you'll be in my prayers as you begin this new part of your life.

  2. I’m not sure if you are still posting. I lost my Mom (Mum) 2 years ago and Father almost a year ago. They are immigrant's from England to the US. I appreciate your blog as they have quite a bit of china (I believe they brought in 1966) but not sure. Now I can understand dates better and learned a lot from you… so thank you very much.


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