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...
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...
TeaTime 15: Notable Tea Accoutrements

TeaTime 15: Notable Tea Accoutrements

Text by Lorna Reeves • Photography by John O'Hagan While teapots and cups and saucers are, for many people, the stars of the table at teatime,...

Knives for the Tea Table

Knives, whether adorned with ivory, silver, sterling, or mother-of-pearl, add unique charm and practical function to the tea table.
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....
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...
J’adore Limoges!

J’adore Limoges!

By Kerry Vincent Photography Courtesy of Bernardaud Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was besotted with china, porcelain, and cut-glass artwork. The...
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: 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...
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...

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