The Complete Table: Efflorescent Autumn

The Complete Table: Efflorescent Autumn

The equinox on September 22 marks the beginning of a season of simple pleasures—chills in the air, changing colors of leaves, apples and gourds...
Notable Wares for Tea

TeaTime 15: Notable Wares for Tea

Just as the tea industry has grown and modernized over the centuries, so have the teawares and utensils designed specifically for brewing or serving...

Do You Take Milk?

A history of jugs and creamers Text by Jane Pettigrew Many people assume that the British have always drunk their tea with milk. However, when tea...
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...

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