This tea set would be appropriate when the grandsons or young men (or even old men) come to tea. It is from Victorian Trading Company, which has a catolog online.
This afternoon when the beds had been made and the dishes washed, I attended a tea with a friend, at a lovely shop and tea room. We had sandwiches and petit fours, which were just delicious. Things always seem to taste better if someone else makes them, so it is always a treat to be able to go somewhere for tea.
While we were in this beautiful shop, full of antiques and paintings, a woman in a red dress, straight out of a Dickens novel, walked past us. She had a smile like "Miss Flight" in the movie, "Bleak House." . "Are you with the historical society?" I asked. She replied, "No, we are in the Dickens festival." She sang a song for us right there at our tea table, and then told us about the program she and her husband were performing in that night. Her name is Deirdra Doan. Her husband is John, and has a video here http://johndoan.com/music-23.html
She has a Christmas Video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8_tB2rbuos&fmt=18 and an Art Blog here: http://deirdradoan.blogspot.com/Visit my Music MySpace: http://myspace.com/deirdradoanmusic
In her blog she expresses a truth that Christ is the one we trust in, not others, and that it is His word we abide by.