Sunday, April 17, 2011

My China Collection

Ever since I can remember, I've loved old-fashioned things. I liked going to tea parties as a little girl, and it is still fun to send nice invitations, put on an old-fashioned dress, and have an elegant tea party (with real tea now). I think pretty tea things increase the enjoyment and atmosphere. In Regency and Victorian England tea was popular, as we all know. When I watch old-fashioned movies, I love looking at the tea sets and table settings. Teacups and teapots are so fun to collect, and admire at antique or second-hand stores. In this interval between Jane Austen stories, I thought I'd show my readers my collection of china. =) "I have not seen such table settings even in the granduers of Harley Street," one of my friends quoted from North and South after one of my parties. Hope you enjoy it, too!

I'll start out with my teapot. My mom gave it
to me two Christmases ago.

I'm putting two at a time so hopefully the post
won't be too long. =)
The one on the right is probably my favorite. in fact...

Here is a picture all its own, so you can see
the little details better. =) This is from my brother,
and I got it the same Christmas as my teapot.

The one on the right I got from a tea party
when I was about 6.

My mom also has a lovely collection,
and here are two of my favorites from hers.

This doesn't really have to do with tea,
but here is a cute pitcher one of my
sisters gave me for a gift once.

What do you like to collect? Do you like having tea with friends, too?




5 comments:

Elegance of Fashion said...

I love the tea pots! They're so pretty!

Tasha said...

Dear Melody,
Hi!!!
I Love the tea pot and cups I think they are so pretty!!
I Like collecting old fashion Hair Brushes,Combs and Hand Held Mirrors.
Ive got 3 hand held Mirrors, 1 comb and 1 brush, I also have a jelery box .

Tasha

Jessica said...

As you know, I am a great collector of china, as well. "It's my one weakness". ;-)

I love your favorite tea cup and saucer, too!

Miss Dashwood said...

I am quite wild now to know which friend it was that quote N&S... a certain Lily of the Valley, perhaps? :D

Melody said...

Haha, close. 'Twas her cousin. ;)

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