Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tiny Tabletop Tea

     A few years ago, I taught etiquette classes for children. I was thrilled when I found this darling child's tea set to use for my class. It is Edelstein Bavaria (Made in Germany) and I found it on Ebay. I set the "table" on an antique washstand, using a vintage cloth, a silver tray that was my mother's and a Lizzie High Doll celebrating her birthday.

     Many years ago, I had a gift shop. One of the perks was to be able to buy things for myself at market. I had forgotten about this picture, until I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago. Each of the four sections is hand painted and represents a season of the year...in tea. It hung in my home for several years, but I think I'd prefer it now without the gold frame. What do you think?

I am linking today with:

 Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday

Lady Katherine @ Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for  Tea Time Tuesday

Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

Please visit our lovely hostesses!


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love the tea set...adorable! And the picture is perfect for you! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

The Charm of Home said...

I love your tea set and I also love that picture! It is gorgeous. How neat you went to market. I bet that was really fun. Very pretty tea.

xinex said...

The tea set is very cute and I love the pictures, Sue! I am opening a shop downtown and I have been buying stuff too to sell. It's so much fun...Christine

Sonny G said...

Thats so sweet and pretty.. you new print art is lovely~!!!


Lynn said...

Cute tea set, and I love your picture-the pumpkin tea pot is really putting me in the mood for fall!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

YOur tiny tea time is precious. So pretty and the little doll is just perfect. Your new print is fabulous. I love it. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

dee dee said...

I love the way the small prints flow over to the surrounding mat board! What lovely details! You know that I'm always up for tea time- what a great set you have!
Dee Dee

Rettabug said...

That whole set & especially that vintage cloth are BEAUTIFUL, Sue!! I'm green with envy!

Why not try painting your frame if you're not happy with it? You can always go back, ya' know. I've sprayed more things with 24 karet gold spray paint in my life than.....well, lets just say LOTS!

Thanks for your sweet words on all the sewing on my blog. Seems to be the current focus. I've almost run out of dishes to show off. Notice, I said "almost" LOL

Blondie's Journal said...

Such a cute tea set {and doll!}, Sue! I love the picture, too. I would paint the frame and hang it. It's SO cute!

Have a happy day!


bj said...

An adorable tea set. I have one granddaughter that loves tea sets. I've given her quite a few over the years...I need to take a photo shot of her and her teapots...:)

I went to market once, a loooong time ago, with a friend and never had so much fun!! Loved it.

Your tiny tea party, with the sweetest doll, is so pretty. Love it.

Wanda Lee said...

This is delightful! What a precious teaset and little doll!.., So darling and sweet; what memories theses little teasets evoke!

Please pop by and share a cup of tea if you'd care to in my little corner of blogland..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Gypsy Heart said...

I love the tea set! I used to have tea parties all the time when I was small. I so wish my mother/step-dad had kept those things for me.

Your print is very nice, Sue. I would change the frame and then hang it again in your house.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That tea set is so totally adorable Sue! What a sweet table you have created!
I love the framed tea prints too and think that painting it another color would be a good idea. Maybe spray paint it cottage white? Just a thought.
Have a great week friend,

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a pretty tiny tea! ANd your picture is a treasure. I agree with Rett, paint the frame amd glaze it to show the detail.
I love the pumpkin scene. But maybe it's because I am in the mood for fall!
xo Yvonne

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

That tea set is just adorable. And so pretty! Your etiquette class sounds like such a good thing to do!


Entertaining Women said...

A woman after my own heart. Way to pass on the love! Thanks for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

Holly Lefevre said...

An adorable little tea set and the perfect picture to go with it!