Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tea Time Thursday # 88

The week sure went by quickly! Here we are ready to celebrate Tea Time Thursday once again.
I purchased this old book when I was on my trip out east. I just loved the cover! It is not in very good condition, but it makes for a great backdrop and I just love the graphics. It has a publisher date of 1900. Like a lot of children's books from that time, it is composed of short stories that have a message for children, encouraging them to be good children.

Jimmy found me this sweet little boxed china set from Germany. I just love this look and want to rescue every set I find. Oh oh....

I found this sweet little silverware place setting at a doll show. It is still in it's little box and features a knife, fork and spoon plus a napkin ring holder with a napkin and a knife rest. It's dolly sized but not miniature.

Last weekend I found another sweet vintage pair of children's gloves. I adore these gloves from the past. I was doing a bit of research about gloves and tea. If you wear gloves to tea, etiquette instructs you to remove them and put your napkin over them on your lap. Who knew? I was also surprised to find that you can still buy children's gloves. I do remember getting a new pair at Easter for my new Easter outfit.

This boxed note set seemed to be calling to join the party today! It's a lovely set of invitations for a children's party. I think there's about 8 different designs.

Just a little Tea Time Thursday presentation today. It's been pouring rain...time for a cup of tea. The changing weather means hot tea for sure! I am going to have a cup of vanilla caramel today. Happy almost fall. 


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my goodness Linda, everything is totally adorable! The book cover is perfect, and your silverware set with the napkin ring and knife rest is way to cute, I love it!
Thanks for sharing such cuteness with us today and have a great week.

mamasmercantile said...

What a wonderful post, I just loved those children's gloves. I am intrigued by all the etiquette around afternoon tea, it is fascinating. Have a lovely weekend.

Bernideen said...

Oh my - all so darling. That little set with the books. I have seen some children's teasets lately too in original boxes. I have to slap my hands. I imagine going to your house is like entering a museum of wonder! I did keep a Beatrix Potter child's teaset from my shop. I kept taking it over to sell and then bringing it back repeatedly as I thought I will always regret it if I don't keep it.

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest Lady Linda! Oh, what delightful tea time lovelies you came upon this precious is that china tea set...and the bitty gloves are too sweet for words! *sigh* I do often wish I could have lived in the wonderful days of old when there was such a thing as etiquette...hee!
May you have a simply beautiful and peaceful weekend...I send hugs and much dear love to you...I always enjoy stopping by!

Debbie Harris said...

What a lovely tea time, Linda.
Oooh I just adored that silver ware setting, and to think that the set was complete.
Those older books were wonderful for teaching the children good character traits. They need tho bring them back. :-)
I too love gloves and all the pretties that go with them. As a child I remember wearing them for Easter too. Sigh...I loved being a little girl, and my mother certainly dressed me in lots of frills.
You and I must be near the same age?? :-)

Enjoy your weekend!

BeachGypsy said...

Wow!...what a beautiful blog! Surfed in thrust ginas and enjoyed looking at your pretty pictures! !

BeachGypsy said...

Through ginas!! Sorry typo!!