Friday, May 9, 2014

Tea Cups for Posterity

stacked cups

The moms who started the annual Afternoon Tea also created a tradition of passing on tea settings to  their daughters.  The experience of slowing down to sip a cup of tea with one's mom is memorable enough.  Imagine sipping it from a tea cup that she just gave you!  

Consignment stores and antique shops are great places for tea cup finds.  There are the occasional "Made in Occupied Japan" collectibles, the popular Royal Albert tea cups, and the Chinese porcelain tea cups with lids.  Or perhaps great-aunt Louise left you a tea set from Germany? What a perfect time to give your daughter a cup and saucer that will remind her of her heritage.

In a few more weeks, we will be hosting our Afternoon Tea for our daughters.  Be sure to wrap the tea cup, saucer and plate for your daughter and remember to bring a complete set with cutlery for your other guests.  Picture it--colorful and elegant tea cups, beautifully dressed young ladies, and you!