Monday, April 4, 2016

Weekly Change Up!

Beginning this week, I will be changing up my feature days to go along with my Tasha Tudor group...TAKE PEACE. It will allow me to post on my blog and on Take Peace with more ease.
I will be switching my Tuesday with Thursday. So today will be Tea Time Tuesday and my sharing of my finds will now be Thursday Treasures.

I was delighted to read this wonderful article in the latest issue of my favorite tea magazine~
TEA TIME.  This article was written by Betty Terry and is called A Tempest in a Tea Spout.
I have collected these pretty little strainers for years. They are called tea-strainer baskets. They have a wire that fits into the spout of the teapot. The tea leaves from loose tea will be caught in the baskets when the tea is poured into the tea cup.

I always thought that these tea accoutrements were English, however, after reading this article, I discovered that the English never used this type of tea strainer.

They were made and used during the Victorian and Edwardian time in America, Russia, France, Spain, Austria and Germany.

Mine are made of sterling silver and silverplate. I do have one made of aluminum! It's very humble.
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of tea time information.

Linking up with Bernideen at her blog party this week.


Szara Sowa said...

I could never see such tea strainers. Very much it is interesting. Love regards

Bernideen said...

Dear Linda:
First of all thank you for the sweet card! I was thrilled to receive my first personal mail and you know there isn't all that much personal mail anymore. I think your silver strainers are darling. I have a variety too but only one hanging one and it is not vintage. I love them all and so happy that you shared your collection!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are very sweet! You have a lovely collection. I would never have guessed how they were used and now I know. Thank you for sharing them! xo K

Margie said...

This is the first time that I've seen these types of strainers. Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

You know, after seeing your pretty strainers, it seems like we may have one lying in our drawer...I seem to remember having seen it. Thank you for sharing this! God bless you, sweet friend. ;)

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

These are just the prettiest pictures :-)
Such a very lovely collection!!
XX OO Blessings , warmth and love, Linnie

Stephanie said...

Such a delightful post, my friend :) Your tea strainers are lovely.

Sending love and hugs your way!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

English or not, those strainers are wonderful!!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Hope you have a super day!!!