My Mom gave me the silver tea service that she and Dad received for their 25th wedding anniversary. Although she used it often, I haven't done the same. It remains on display, but I hope to find the right occasion to pour tea from it soon.
The little teapots are 2 I purchased at an auction. Being new to auctions, I quite timidly bid, and when the auctioneeer asked how many of the 15 available I wanted, I said "two", and then regretted not buying them all. They are reproductions of teapots found in the Victoria and Albert Museum in England. Each one came with a little story on the history of the original.
Above is the teapot, cream and sugar from my set of Evesham china. My hubby bought many pieces for me, and it is certainly one set I use often. I once read that Prince Charles and Diana received Evehsam as a wedding gift and used it.
On another note, I once did a Christmas tree in a tea theme. I don't know how to copy the pictures from Webshots, so this is the link to 2 pictures:
I have really enjoyed the tea blog-a-thon. I have seen so many lovely photos, and enjoyed wonderful stories. Thanks to Gracious Hospitality for hosting this exceptional event!