Monday, December 5, 2011

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Dunoon Christmas Mug, Christmas With Victoria

Good morning! (at least it is here in the far upper left of the country!) and a great day to join several neat tea themed blogs like Tuesday Cuppa Tea with Antiques And Teacups and this week, besides the list of the tea related blogs below I usually join, I am also joining Sandi for her Christmas Tea and Kathy for her Christmas With Victoria.

This is a great Christmas theme tea mug that was made by Dunoon, England in 2005. The mug was designed by Sue Scullard, the artist who designed the great English Cottage mugs our customers loved...before they discontinued them. Boooo!!!! Her designs are just terrific! I love the way the Christmas trees are framed in snowy wondows. nostalgic. It's obviously time to get out my King's College Christmas CDs!

To see more about the Dunoon mug at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.

I have, I think, 8 different Christmas With Victoria hardback books which are part of my annual Victoria December reading binge. The photos are so lovely, the recipes divine, and I just love the stories, poems and ...just Victoria! I tried to photo some pages, but my camera is still not speaking to the computer at the moment. I did find some Victoria December magazine cover photos though.

As I was looking through some of my England photos from past trips, I found some of my favorite...well, one of them anyway!...villages in the Cotswolds, Bourton-On-The-Water. A wonderful little village with a river running though it. Nearby is our favorite splurge Country House Hotel, Washburne Court Hotel in Lower Slaughter. I use a photo I took of it as an avatar and logo on some of my sites:

 My honey on a bridge in Lower Slaughter.

And views of Bourton during a trip in May with an unexpected snowfall.  But being Christmas made me remember the photos, which are quite at home in a Christmas post!
Have a wonderful day visiting the other tea and Christmas related blogs, and don't forget to have a cuppa tea with a friend!

Teacup Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ 
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~ 
Teatime Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness


Antiques And Teacups said...

I love Dunoon. That's a great design. The snow looks lovely.

Snap said...

the Dunoon mug is wonderful ... so much fun and great colors. Snow is pretty ... especially if I don't have to get out in it! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a charming mug! I would love to visit England some day. Enjoyed your photos. Have a beautiful day.

Christmas blessings,

♥ Miss Tea said...

OH my!! i dont own any christmassy mug though i hope i'll be lucky enough to find a lovely one in charity shops that i could buy and your christmas mug is just adorable! sadly the discontinued it :(

I adore the little village, so lovely just like in the paintings, picture perfect! Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

x Susan

Johanna said...

Hi Ruth,
the mug is beautiful decorated. Love all the bright windows in the winterly scenery. Your Photos from England are all very nice. The good old times are at home there.
Best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Hello Ruth,
What a festive Christmas mug! Perfect!
Your Snow pictures are really lovely. They look enchanting even!

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh, Ruth - me and England . . . and my thatched roof cottage in a country village . . . love it all! Quite the Anglophile, I am - and grabbing some quick reads before I have to join hubby in the living room - we're watching old I Love Lucy shows and the one that just started is the one when she's in London and meets the Queen! Keep all your grand Brit details coming!

Lisa West said...

A very beautiful mug, I love the windows theme it has. What a wonderful collection of books you have including your last post as well. Such treasures we find we have collected as we go through our storage this time of year. Thanks for sharing! Lisa

Sonia said...

Oh such beautiful photos!! I love english teapots, plates etc. Every once in a while I stumble on some I can't resist! Hope your season is full of blessings!
Miss Bloomers

cindy said...

I so enjoyed your photos and especially the surprise snowfall during your trip to Bourton. Your Dunoon mug is a Christmas special and very pretty. Some day I may get a trip to England until then I enjoy by eye.

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