Collector’s Corner: Linens for Tea

Collector's Corner: Linens for Tea
Hand-appliquéd and -embroidered set; date unknown.

My tea linen sets are displayed in a library cabinet and a china closet, and I hang some of them on an old dryer rack. I make sure to turn them once or twice a year. I love displaying them year-round in my house. My husband made me a tea table, and I usually have a linen tea set on the table with a teapot and cups to match.

I love going to tearooms for lunch and having tea. The main reason I started collecting tea linen sets is that they bring a sense of charm, elegance, and sophistication to the table whether it’s for a special occasion or just to sit quietly and enjoy tea.


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