Monday, January 2, 2012

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Mug, Real murder at Sandringham

Welcome to the first tea party Tuesday for 2012! I am joining Antiques And Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea and other great tea related blogs at the bottom of the post.






 I chose a coronation mug from the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II today as my teacup...great for a big mug of builder's tea...if you like it steeped like my honey! This was a design used by many different potteries. You may not know that all designs have to be approved by the Crown before they can be used on memorabilia. The same approved designs then can be chosen by several different potteries, so you will often see the same design by several makers. The British Pottery Manufacturers Federation was the equivalent of a co op that sometimes had the individual potter's name as well as the federation, and sometimes not. For more info on the mug at Time Was Antiques, click on the photos.


On December 26th, I wrote about a village cozy mystery I read at Christmas featuring a housemaid in the employ of Queen Elizabeth II solving her second murder by assisting the Queen at Sandringham House. The book is entitled Murder At Sandringham House. I reported it here: Dec. 26th blog post:

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Hello Teapot, Cornishware Teacup, Christmas At Sandringham

 

Well...I was shocked today to learn there has been a real murder victim discovered at Sandringham House. Here is a link to the article in the Telegraph Online

Now I just wonder if there's a Canadian housemaid on the scene.....To be continued....


Have a great time visiting the other tea related blogs below: 

 

Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com/
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Terri~  http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday

Pam~  http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/ 
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
 
Wanda Lee~  http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/ 
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

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


Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday

Martha~  http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ 
Teacup Tuesday
 

11 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

OMG! A murder? Wonder if the queen will help. Neat mug.
Ruth

Lavender Cottage said...

A sturdy mug with an ample handle - good choice for your tea. The English, like us like a good mystery.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A great mug for a big cup of tea! I love that castle and I enjoy a good mystery! Happy New Year, Ruth!

Blessings,
Sandi

Martha's Favorites said...

I just love all your English mugs and tea cups. You have the most wonderful collection. Wishing you a blessed 2012. Hugs, Martha

Zaa said...

I love those old vintage mugs... and have a few myself...They're seem to retain the warmth of the tea alittle longer than some of the new ones. I always enjoy your postings , but you had me going there for a moment about the murder ( ha ha)..then I remembered ...Have a lovely week...Hugs

Zaa said...

OMG Ruth ... I thought you were talking about a murder mystery..I watch them all the time...How horrific!!!!...Now that something to mull over while drinking your morning tea... Wishing you a blessed day !!!..Hugs

cindy said...

Great selection for a big mug is the coronation mug. This book sounds like something I would read, and reading on, oh my you don't say...a murder took place.

Terri said...

Hello Ruth, fabulous coronation mug! I love the emblem design. You are so lucky to have such a collection.
A murder! Wow! What goes better with tea than a good mystery!
Hugs,
Terri

Snap said...

Lovely cup. Great history. I read about the body! Who's going to solve the mystery!!!! ???? Happy Tea Day and Happy New Year!

Mom Walds Place said...

That certainly is a sturdy cuppa! One of Grandpa's favorite stories was how he got to see the Queen and her sister as teenagers. I wonder if he visited that pub?

Johanna said...

Hi Ruth,
this tea mug is really an interesting one. Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

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