Get It Together: My Cup of Tea

I’m a sucker for rustic collections. So I loved Paula Mills’ vintage silver teapot collection, along with the blue and white porcelain, that was part of her house tour on Design*Sponge last week. Whether you want to host regular tea parties or simply have a collection for occasional entertaining, let’s break down the elements.

First, a collection of silver teapots in various shapes and sizes (one, two, and three), each with a unique patina, is a great place to start.

Serve tea in a mixed collection of transferware teacups and saucers (one, two, and three) and offer cream in a mini spongeware pitcher.

Set your table with mismatched vintage silver candelabras (top and bottom).

Store your biscuits and cookies in vintage tins and serve them on a large transferware platter, both  in blue and cream (top and bottom canisters and platter).

Serve snacks or cakes on a mix of saucers and dessert plates, all in blue and white as well (one, two, and three).

Bring everything out to your guests on a large Victorian scene tin tray.

Round out the room with a few other vintage finds, such as a blue kitchen scale, primitive wooden bowl, and two large wicker baskets (top and bottom).


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