Beautiful Tea Things
This set was in the parlor.
There was one more - a blue and white tea pot and two tea cups and saucers in the second bedroom, but I didn't get a photo of those. Boo!
We drove home Sunday, going a different way than we normal go, and came upon George Washington's birthplace. It is part of the National Park system, and is free to the public.
In a house on the property they have it set up as it might have been in his parents day. I was delighted to find a collection of tea pots, and zoomed in to try to capture them.
Here you see them on the left in the photo.
And a few more on this shelf.
Apparently it was very common to show off all your dishes and flatware as it showed how well off you were.
I'm joining Sandi's No Place Like Home party and Bernideen's BTTCG blog party.