Knives

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.
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...
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 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 Infusers: The Evolution of Steeping

Tea Infusers: The Evolution of Steeping

Tea infusers, whether made of silver or silicone, simplify the process of brewing the perfect cup of tea and add a bit of style to the tea table.
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,...
The Chitra Collection: European Porcelains

The Chitra Collection: European Porcelains

Text by Jane Pettigrew • Photography Courtesy of N Sethia Foundation Once the recipe for the production of porcelain had been discovered in Germany in...

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...
Opener-Teapot

Teapots

Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, teapots are highly collectible useful treasures with a fascinating history.
My English Teapot Collection

Collector’s Corner: My English Teapot Collection

An array of vintage and contemporary treasures Text by Eileen Bostick • Photography by Jim Bathie Tea has been a pleasant part of my life ever...

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Season's Greetings

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With Grateful Hearts

With Grateful Hearts