Welcome back to Teatime Tuesday! I'm sorry I missed the last two weeks - the first one we had just started school and wanted to get off on a good foot, and last week I posted about our fun with Lovella and Annaliese from Mennonite Girls Can Cook! But now I am back to share a sentimental tea set with you.
Actually, this may have originally been intended for coffee, as the pot is narrow. It is not a large set but it does come with 4 luncheon plates and cups, though I am only showing two.
This set belonged to my grandmother. When I was a girl and I would go to my grandma's to play or spend the night, she always let me play with these. I would only use water, but oh the fun of using china! It was my first exposure to finer things, though this was a simple set and not valuable in any way. It's value to me is that it belonged to my grandma and she used to let me use it.
This is an up close view of the moss roses on the set.
I have followed in my Grandma's footsteps and have always let my children use my tea things. When young they use them with supervision, but as they get older because they are used to being careful and they have shown themselves capable, I allow them to use them whenever they wish to have tea or hot chocolate. I want them to be comfortable using fine things, so that they will be comfortable in any social situation they may find themselves in.
Do you have any tea things that are heirlooms for your family?
This one is ours and I am sure that my other tea things will become heirlooms for my children and grandchildren.
Joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Teatime Tuesday, Kathy for A Return To Lovliness, and Martha for Teacup Tuesday.