This lovely Tea set was gifted to lil Sara for her first Christmas when she was just 6 months old...It had originally belonged to her Great Grandmother "Granny" whom sadly passed away a couple of yrs before she was born...Sara is the first girl child born on my husbands side of the family in 60+ yrs so it was a very big deal for her to receive this tea set.
The tiny little tea pot is just too cute for words...I can't wait for her to be old enough for us to use it...In the meantime it is kept safely tucked away...At least until I find just the right china cabinet for my dining room and then it will get displayed.
The sugar bowl and milk jug are super tiny also...It is a very thin delicate feeling china...I love the plate has plenty of room to pile up some yummy tea party goodies beside your cup...Oh come on, let's face it ladies, even though we are having "proper tea" let's not pretend we don't like those DELISH scrumptious eats that go with it *wink*
Under the plates I found this stamp and honestly I am quite the novice when it comes to china...I know what I find pretty and that is about it...though I do hope to learn more from many of you bloggers out there that collect the finest china there is to sip from.
When first seeing this set, I thought it was a "Tea for One" set because it stacks...But seems I was wrong, today when unpacking the entire set for the first time since receiving it, I discovered 3 cup and plate sets to go with it...Even if I did think I was one cup short during the entire photoshoot, hence displaying the "extra plate" behind the rest of the set...But when returning the pieces to the box I discovered the missing cup...oops
As I said, I do not know much about china, but I do know that these corset shaped cups are my favorite...Probably because when you think of "High Tea" this is the cup that springs to mind.Regards Kelsie
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