I now have approximately 200 tea sets. (Can you imagine how much room one would need if they were full-size?) The three different sizes they fall into are child-size, which are sized for a small child’s hand to hold; doll-size, which are scaled for dolls around 18 inches tall, such as the American Girl series; and dollhouse-size, which are scaled approximately 1 inch to the foot, which is the most popular size in the miniature world. It is also my favorite size to collect.
All of the tea sets are displayed in a glass-fronted cabinet that my son Tim built especially for them. It has glass shelves and interior lights that show the tea sets to their advantage.
My first tea set was a plain white one—nothing fancy—that I paid all of 50 cents for from a lady who sold flea market items, but I love it.