Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy Tuesday Cuppa Tea and the other great tea related blog parties below.! I am joining...a bit late today. Life happens!





I chose this pretty Shelley China, England turquoise cup because of the snowflake theme in the center. January always speaks to me of snow and cold. This year has been a very dry one for us in the Pacific Northwest so far. It was supposed to be another La Nina which means wet and cold but hasn't been anything like the long, cold, wet winter we had last year to date.

Back to the teacup...which is in the Lincoln shape and was made between 1963 and 1966 when the pottery closed. I love the elegance and the pretty gold decoration!
To see more on the teacup and other Shelley China items at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.

Ever wonder what the British Royal Family receives when they visit other countries? The goft lists for 2011 were released by the press office today and I thought you might like to see them. They are quite fun.


Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall :

 1) PORTUGAL, SPAIN & MOROCCO (28th March - 6th April 2011)
Gifts Received by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
2) KUWAIT, QATAR, SOUTH AFRICA & TANZANIA (31st October - 10th
November 2011) 
Gifts Received by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall


Gifts

I see the received a camel saddle...don't think they will have much use in London for that...Highgrove either, for that matter!


 Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge:

1) New Zealand and Australia (17th - 21st March 2011)                                                           
Gifts received by HRH The Duke of Cambridge
2) Canada and the USA (30th June - 10th July 2011)
Gifts received by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


Gifts

Lots of hats!!!!

Have a wonderful day and enjoy visiting the other Tuesday tea realted blogs!
 
Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
Trisha~  http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/ 
Tea Party Tuesday
Lady Katherine~  http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/ 
Teatime Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Kathy~  http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Martha~  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday
Tea With Friends
Tuesday Afternoon Tea  http://attitudeivlife.blogspot.com/
Miss Kathy http://thewritersreverie.blogspot.com

11 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Haha, ruth, I laughed out loud about the camel saddle. Too funny.

I LOVE that stunning Shelley teacup- wow it is gorgeous.

Love your blog.

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Really pretty teacup. I like the shape very much.
It must be a chore receiving those gifts. How do you get enthusiastic about a camel saddle?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Ruth,
Your turquoise teacup is gorgeous! I love the Shelly teacups.

Imagine being gifted a camel saddle! But what, I wonder, do you give someone who has everything?

Blessings,
Sandi

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Kinda weird gifts, huh?!? Oh my, but I LOVE the beautiful teacup and saucer that you featured. Give me that any day over a camel saddle!!! Happy 2012!

Kathryn Ross said...

Catching up with you "tea"-day and just love all the news from across the pond! Where does the royal family keep all these years of Christmas gifts from all and sundry royals!

I did recently see this Shelley teacup and almost got it thinking it would do well for winter - but I just couldn't pull myself to do it when I found the green one I featured a couple of weeks ago. Perhaps - if it is still at the shop when I visit again . . .

Joy!
Kathy

Zaa said...

Beautiful cup and fabulous color and sweet little snowflake .... I was interested that you called it lincoln shaped...I had never heard that before...Thanks... I too laughed about the camel saddle.... Enjoy your week...Hugs

KathyB. said...

What a beautiful cup & saucer. I think this is my favorite color for tea cups, and it must be the favorite color for many others too because I used to bid on them on Ebay( this color)and I was always outbid. I gave up and quit Ebay, I don't need any more teacups to store, but still admire them all.

I really appreciate the knowledge you have to share regarding them, thank-you.

BTW, we live in the same state, and you live in a particularly beautiful place.

Terri said...

Oh Ruth, that is a gorgeous Shelly. Such a pretty blue and with that snowflake. I am sure I have not seen that one before. Thank you so much for sharing it with us all.

Hugs,
Terri

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love this new tea cup. It is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Johanna said...

Hi Ruth,
the aqua Shelley tea cup is really a treasure. Looks majestic in that particular color.
Best greetings, Johanna

Donna Heber said...

Hi Ruth,

Your blue teacup with the snowflake design is gorgeous. I don't think I own any Shelley teacups. Thank you for sharing the royalties gifts with us.

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