Tea Trays: Servers for TeaTime Treats

Tiered Tea Trays: Servers for Teatime Treats

Tiered tea trays pair practicality and style in their delicate pyramid design, allowing for easy serving and creative display.
Tea Cups: From Pretty to Practical  

Tea Cups: From Pretty to Practical  

The teacup stands equally as a trademark of make-believe tea parties of early childhood and the focal point of the most sophisticated formal afternoon...
The Complete Table: Setting the Table with Family Heirlooms

The Complete Table: Setting the Table with Family Heirlooms

The late 19th and early 20th centuries, no china company was more popular among American brides than Haviland. The company, founded in 1842 by American...

The Chitra Collection: British and European Pottery and Stoneware

Text by Jane Pettigrew • Photography Courtesy of N Sethia Foundation European producers of ceramic wares were fascinated by the exquisite beauty and fine quality...
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...
The Three-Tier Cake Stand

The Three-Tier Cake Stand

By Jane Pettigrew Today’s tea tables almost always feature a tiered cake stand that elegantly displays an eye-catching array of mouthwatering sandwiches, scones, and pastries....
Tea Towels: More Than Decoration

Tea Towels: More Than Decoration

Since its humble beginnings as a drying cloth, the tea towel has taken its place around a loaf of freshly baked bread, as a...
Collector's Corner: Perfectly Sized

Collector’s Corner: Perfectly Sized

A Collection of Petite Tea Sets Text by Catherine Lawrence • Photography by William Dickey My miniature tea set collection began when my youngest son was...
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...
Collector's Corner: Linens for Tea

Collector’s Corner: Linens for Tea

A collector’s passion to set a pretty table Text by Jeannie McGehee • Photography by John O'Hagan My love of linens came from dinners at my...

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