Treasured Teapot: A Regal Soiree

Treasured Teapot: A Regal Soirée

Text by Britt E. Stafford • Photography by Caroline Smith Royal Doulton’s original Countess pattern is a timeless treasure worth featuring on any tea table. Royal...
The Complete Table: Dainty Details

The Complete Table: Dainty Details

Text by Britt E. Stafford • Photography by William Dickey and Caroline Smith Shelley china, which was called Wileman until the 20th century, is distinctive...
The Complete Table: Verdant Charm

The Complete Table: Verdant Charm

Sunny afternoons and balmy temperatures are a few of the joys of late spring and early summer. For tea parties served indoors or al...
The Complete Table: Updating a Classic

The Complete Table: Updating a Classic

Elegant bone china can be more versatile than you might think. By Betty Terry • Photography by William Dickey • Photo Styling by Lucy W....
Silver & The Complete Table: Silver & White

The Complete Table: Silver & White

Photography by Sarah Swihart • Photo Styling by Lucy W. Herndon Highlight the natural hues of winter in your home with a tablescape that combines...
A Rosy Valentine Afternoon Tea

Rosy Valentine’s Day Tea

A Victorian-style afternoon tea, complete with an exuberance of pale-pink and deep-rose blooms, is the perfect setting to celebrate the beauty of friendship for...
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...
The Complete Table: Bold and Elegant

The Complete Table: Bold and Elegant

Royal Albert Lady Hamilton is the star of any table. Emma, Lady Hamilton, was a notorious figure in 18th-century England, and her namesake pattern from...

Merry TeaTime Holiday Guide

Delight your Yuletide afternoon tea guests with our Merry TeaTime Holiday Guide. This collection will help you create the party perfect favors, place cards, napkins, and centerpieces for...
The Complete Table: Efflorescent Autumn

The Complete Table: Efflorescent Autumn

The equinox on September 23 marks the beginning of a season of simple pleasures—chills in the air, changing colors of leaves, apples and gourds...

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