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).