M – Miniature Tea Sets


Welcome to letter M and to this year’s Theme:

 The Glories of Tea With Stepheny

It is the strangest thing that while researching miniature antique porcelain tea sets, I found nothing. I entered the search with different combinations, but it kept taking me to sites that sell these beautiful little treasures and zero information about the how and why of them. We are not talking about dollhouse miniatures; that is for another #Blog Challenge theme. What to do? Skip the subject or use images to represent the subject?

My parents in about 1945 began to collect beautiful antique Misien china and other china by manufacturers, the names you would recognize. Among these lovely things, a miniature collection of tea sets and individual cups and saucers began. I apologize for the lack of information, but I can’t imagine you won’t be captivated by their beauty and charm, nonetheless. These images are pinned to my Pinterest Board named Collecting Miniature Tea Sets. I am blessed to have my parent’s collection, not unlike these. My mother used to say that she knew a little bit about a lot of things. Adding this subject to this theme is so you too can say, I learned a little bit about a lot of things while having tea with Stepheny.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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12 Responses to M – Miniature Tea Sets

  1. They’re beautiful! Are they all in the same scale?

  2. The tea sets are absolutely lovely! Such beautiful patterns. I wonder how long it took to paint them.

  3. scr4pl80 says:

    What lovely sets. My favorite has to be the last one although the first one and the purple one are pretty close.

  4. Anne Nydam says:

    How big are these sets? My mother has a few antique tea sets that are small because they’re intended for children. She used to let me have fancy tea parties with them on special occasions.
    (Click the Blog link on the second row) : M is for Mouse

  5. Beautiful, all of it 🙂

  6. Kathe W. says:

    gee whiz- aren’t these just perfect!

  7. noelleg44 says:

    Beautiful! I suspect the size would keep little fingers from playing with them? How expensive were/are they?

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