For a few years now I've been collecting pieces to make a large, and interesting tea set, for lolita and non lolita tea parties.
Over Christmas with money from my family and some lovely gifts, I now have a tea set to be proud of!!!!!
The cabinet that holds my treasures!
These are a few of my cups
Some of my silver spoons
Sugar bowl and creamer set
A special teapot!
I'm so excited to finally have a full usable set! (though I'm still collection some pieces) I hope to have a big tea party soon so all my friends can enjoy it too!
I also did a small guide to Lolita teacup hunting. Does any one else here collect tea sets?
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I haven't really had the drive to collect a full tea set, but I do have a lovely green tea cup and saucer from my Aunt Rose that was made in Occupied Japan. Your posts have really inspired me to become interested in collecting and especially being unafraid to be proud of a mix-matched set. For everyday tea times I usually use a simple asian style tea set with round cups without handles and a teapot with a little wicker handle.
My cousins and I usually plan a large tea party at the holidays, everyone bustling around my grandmother's kitchen making all kinds of scrumptious little h'orderves and then setting up the table in the dining room with my grandmothers white china set. Some of our favorite things to make were tiny potstickers, my mother's sundried tomato spread, strawberries with marshmallows, shrimp and melon salad, and our most unconventional dish that was still always a must-have, nachos.
My grandfather always refused to attend our tea parties because he said men don't drink tea, they go to happy hour! Next time we have a tea party we hope to try some spanish tapas recipes to add to the spread.
That sounds like so much fun! My husband refuses to do the little tea stuff too for pretty much the same reasons.
The occupied Japan china is always so cute! I inherited a few sets from then myself. My sister bought me a book of finger food to eat with tea, it's all English weights and measures, but the recipes are great.... http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1845972058/r