Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas To All

The Sunday before Christmas....time to wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a wonderful holiday time. We are going to a local production of Scrooge this afternoon....the musical version of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. My favorite>>>We'll probably sing along with all the songs!

Merry Christmas from Time Was Antiques, Antiques At Time Was and Antiques And Teacups

Friday, December 18, 2009

Shaun The Sheep Eggcup Wallace & Gromit

If this isn't fun...I don't know what is! I picked this up in England on a recent buying trip because I couldn't resist it!

I LOVE Wallace & Gromit, and this is, of course, Shaun the sheep in his sweater ("We'll call him Shaun (shorn)") from the film A Close Shave. What better way can you think of to have your eggie and soldiers???

Anyway, just too fun. That reminds me, it's about time to dig out the films's been a year or 2 since I've watched them. Amazing how many yanks have never seen them.

Shaun the sheep eggcup can be seen at Time Was Antiques for more photos and info.

For more about Wallace & Gromit, the link is for their official website. Too Cool!

Last weekend before Christmas. We figure Monday is the last day for Christmas delivery via Priority mail in the USA. It'll be a busy weekend. Have a bit more shopping to do myself! Have a great day!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Italian Red Glass Vintage Decanter Toscany Emboli

How's that for a Christmas color? I acquired this ruby red blown art glass decanter from a San Francisco estate. The woman was well traveled and bought this in Italy in the 1960s. The original foil sticker is still on the decanter which measures 12.5 inches high. The color is really super!

You can see more photos and more about the decanter at Time Was Antiques.

Well I hope you are all enjoying the season with all it's delights! There have been Christmas programs celebrating the birth of Jesus, holiday fairs and parties. Next weekend we see a local production of the musical Scrooge and also a modern version by another local theater called Ebenezer V. How cool is that???!!! Christmas isn't Christmas without A Christmas Carol by Dickens in some form or other.

Putting up the last of the outdoor lighted Christmas decorations today and enjoying the season...hopr you are too. Don't forget the Salvation Army bell ringers when you are out and about...this year they are helping more folks through the holidays than ever before.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I just have to share this jewel box or casket I unearthed from the last shipment from England. This is the neatest brass plated cast iron lidded box with the most outstanding workmanship. The box has raised or 3 dimensional...cherubs or angels playing instruments on the lid. The, on what is a separate layer, the inside the lid has been stamped with an al over really minutely detailed floral design. The box is a typical example of the victorian idea of everything being ornate and beautiful. I just loved it when I came across it at an antique market outside of Cheddar.
You can see more photos at Time Was Antiques.

We've had record cold here in the upper Olympic peninsula of Washington. It was 14 F the night before last....even so cold we had a cable outage for almost 20 hours from something freezing. much for global warming. :)

Off to our church's Christmas program tonight...really looking forward to it. Have a great evening and stay warm!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

King George VI Coronation Mug BY Shelley China

Considering Shelley China and British Royal commemoratives are 2 of my favorite things, you can guess why I'm thrilled to have found 2 of these mugs in England. They are tall mugs, measuring 4 inches high made by the wonderful manufacturer Shelley China. The mug was made in 1937 for the coronation of King George VI and his wife Elizabeth. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are the parents of Queen Elizabeth II and portraits of the royal princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret are on the back of the mug. How cool is that??!!
Anyway, I love the mug and if you'd like more info or to see more photos of the mug, use this clickable link to the mug at Time Was Antiques.

Hope you Christmas and holiday preparations are doing well and you take a chance to sit with a lovely cup of tea and enjoy the season as it happens. Christmas cookies rule!! Eggnog's not bad either, not that I think of it. Have a great evening. In the 20s here tonight, snuggle up weather!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I LOVE this teacup trio by Royal Standard. Can you just see yourself sipping your Earl Grey from this cup with your shortbread on the plate in front of you? Elegance or what???

As a longtime collector and dealer in teacups at Time Was Antiques I have seen a lot and this is one of my favorites. We have sold a lot of teacups this year for holiday gifts. Have you noticed how tea is becoming a popular drink lately? We are recognizing the importance of this wonderful drink and making it a pastime as well as a refreshment again. Tea also has great antioxidant properties and you would not believe how many varieties and blends.

We have 2 opportunities for Christmas teas in our area and I'll be attending with joy!!! Check your local papers and see if there are any near you.

One of the nice tea merchants close to us because we live 10 miles from the ferry to Victoria, BC Canada is Murchies which is a great place in Victoria for a cuppa and a bun as well as a stop to buy tea to take home.
Here is their link:

Time Was Antiques

has a 10% OFF sale going at the moment for the holidays which is reuseable and can be applied even to sale items. There's still lots of time for gift shopping. Visit us for teacups, teapots, Shelley China, Wedgwood, knife rests, open salts, mottoware, sugar tongs, antique and vintage jewelry and lots of wonderful antiques, collectibles and tea table items.

It's sunny today on the Olympic Peninsula so we are going for a walk to enjoy it. Hope your day is as glorious!

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