V – Tea For The Very Young Through The Artist Eye: Part 1

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

 The Glories of Tea With Stepheny

Jessie Willcox Smith (American, 1863-1935). “Five O’clock Tea”, from “The Child in a Garden”, Scribner’s Magazine interior illustration, Dec. 1903. Watercolor, oil, and charcoal on board


You will understand the long reach for difficult letters like V, W, X, Y, and Z. Poetic license is called for and I embrace that. Therefore, the letter V and Y = Very Young. Part One and Two. I love images of young children having tea knowing how it leads the imagination to all kinds of stories and fun. Pinterest has allowed me to acquire a nice collection of art that captures this time-honored form of play. When looking at these paintings, I am captured by their charm. I hope you will be too.

In A Closed Room-Jesse Wilcox Smith

Jesse Wilcox Smith Artist









Good Housekeeping, August 1924










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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2 Responses to V – Tea For The Very Young Through The Artist Eye: Part 1

  1. Kathe W. says:

    I remember playing with friends and having tea with the small sets of cups and we’d include our stuffed animals and dolls. These old fashioned images bring back memories! Have a lovely day!

  2. scr4pl80 says:

    How cute. I don’t remember having tea parties with my dolls but I did play orphanage with them.

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