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,...
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....
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 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...
The Chitra Collection: Tea Wares of Japan

The Chitra Collection: Tea Wares of Japan

Text by Jane Pettigrew • Photography Courtesy of N Sethia Foundation The third article about the collection of historic teawares owned by the N Sethia Foundation...

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