Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thinking in miniature

Yesterday I worked in my basement the entire day. I had planned other activities, but when the painter/mover called wanting to move everything from the studio to the hallway, I jumped at the chance to actually do some physical work. While moving boxes and bookcases, I ran across a tin filled with miniature tea pieces.

It appears that I have practically a full set, possibly minus the sugar bowl lid, of the tea service on the left, and I have a few pieces of the set on the right.


I was especially interested in where I might have gotten these goodies, since I have no idea how long I've had them or where I got them.


One thing I do know is they are all marked on the bottom of each piece, no matter how small it was.

I hope you'll join Kimmie and all the Tea Tuesday gals as we explore tea, tea paraphernalia, and other drinkable goodies today and every Tuesday.

24 thoughtful remarks:

Gaby Bee said...

Thes lil tea pieces are enchanting!

Happy Spring!
Gaby

Margaret said...

teeny tiny delights! fab!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Sweet- it takes me back to when me and my girls had tea parties once upon a time.....thanks for the smile!

La Dolce Vita said...

these are darling! so glad you are feeling better E! happy tea day! xx

~*~Patty S said...

had a little trouble getting your comment box to open...but here I am
Happy T Tuesday Elizabeth
Your teeny tiny tea set is precious...I am drawn to really little things...funny enough very large things can also be fascinating...like huge sculptures...there used to be a ginormous chair out in front of a furniture store...always enjoying driving past that.
My mother was known for her teeny tiny creations...she used to make 1.5 inch tall Peter Rabbits with such amazing detail
thanks for sharing your littles collection with us
oxo

see you there! said...

Adorable little tea set. Why is it the sugar bowl lid always goes missing? I suspect because it is so tiny.

Darla

Wendy said...

Your tea set is so darling...Each piece is full of wonder and whimsy. My kitties would be knocking them around if they saw them. Did you invite Bluebeard for tea?

Yvonne said...

I still have a partial set that says made in Japan also. Had it since I was about 8 yrs old. So fun. Happy tea day.

Kirsty.a said...

How sweet they are and how funny you can't remember where they came from

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, what delightful items :-) A cup of tea out of those would hardly wet your lips though hehe
Anne xx

Halle said...

How sweet are those little pieces. Hope your having a great day!

Clare H said...

They are too cute!

Amy said...

Yeeks! they're super cute.
funny that you'd jump at the chance to do physical work.

I *hide* from physical work.

Nancy said...

Your little tea set is amazing and each one stamped! Happy T day :)

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaaw, I wonder where they come from? Do you often find things you have no recollection of? LOL I have a week of Chris home.... which means that every time I start something downstairs in the basement he finds a reason to call me back up again... so not a good week for playing about, but a nice week of having him about... but then its only Tuesday and I have already missed Tea and have nothing to show for WOYWW either... hmmmm!!

Kimmie said...

I love this! So so so cute! Makes me think of Thumbelina! I'm so happy to see everyone taking tea today ..... I will catch up a little later this week!

Marilyn Rock said...

Precious tea set! xxoo

Diane said...

Love these! I had a china tea set like this when I was around 10 (although I doubt if they were real china :)--they were larger than this, and we played with them constantly--constantly. And I was thinking about them, saying--oooh--why didn't I save those?? But guess what I found last week when I was cleaning out my basement?? The moral of this story--clean your basement more than every 10 years! :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Such a wonderful little tea set! If it could talk, I'd bet that there would be some wonderful stories!!! So happy to hear that your basement is coming along, Elizabeth. Soon you'll be in your new studio!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

olive said...

so many memories..... they are gorgeous. Hugs xx

Judy Grupp Studio said...

Beautiful, I hope you have some tiny tea bags!

Healing Woman said...

I've got a tea set from Japan and it also has the name on the bottom of each piece. Maybe that makes them valuable. Sounds like you will be back in business soon with your basement remodeling.

I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of the California wedding. You certainly know how to capture an event with words and pictures.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a cute find!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Such a cute little set. :) Perfect for a faerie tea party. Theresa