Collector’s Corner: Perfectly Sized

Collector's Corner: Perfectly Sized
“Ribbon and Holly” child-size tea set.

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 a year old. (He is now 52.) Since I was a child, I’ve always loved tiny things, and that love grew into collecting anything tiny—dollhouses, miniature pitchers, handcrafted miniature food, etc. But tea sets especially interested me, because they are so exquisite in their detail as well as in the shapes of the teapots and cups. Plus, you can hold an entire tea set in the palm of your hand!