Brown Betty teapots are a part of British history

The Little Teapot That Could

Holding a Brown Betty teapot is like holding a bit of British history in your hand.
The Complete Table: A Rosy Affair

The Complete Table: A Rosy Affair

Text by Britt E. Stafford • Photography by Caroline Smith William Shakespeare’s titular character Juliet once said, “A rose by any other name would smell...
An English Classic

The Complete Table: An English Classic

Royal Albert’s Old Country Roses is the best-selling bone china pattern in the world. In 1962, the Royal Albert Company introduced a new china pattern...

The Complete Table: Sending Winter Greetings

A classic Christmas pattern brightens the holidays. Text by Betty Terry • Photography by Marcy Black Simpson A pretty Christmas china pattern is a boon to a busy hostess...
The Complete Table Hearts and Flowers

The Complete Table: Hearts and Flowers

A pretty Royal Crown Derby pattern from the past finds new life in a new millennium. The delicate geometric designs and stylized hearts and flowers of...
Essential Tea Table Extras

Essential Tea-Table Extras: The History of Dainty Accoutrements

by Jane Pettigrew • Photography Courtesy of Replacements, Ltd. The prettiest tea tables are always dressed with exquisite porcelain teacups and saucers, fine silver teaspoons, little linen...
Asian Inspired

The Complete Table: Asian Inspired

It's easy to set an elegant tea table with Wedgwood Kutani Crane, an Asian-inspired design with English style. Created in 1971 to pay homage...
Coming Up Roses

The Complete Table: Coming Up Roses

The chintz pattern first arrived in Europe from India in the early 17th century in the form of brightly printed calico fabric with vibrant...

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