MyFirstVintageLoveThere’s nothing quite like having the girls over for afternoon tea, but when all you’ve got on the mug-tree is a hotchpotch of hideously chipped and stained ex-Easter egg mugs, then tea time suddenly doesn’t feel like such a treat. Get glamour back on the menu at your tea parties with QueensOfVintage’s cream of the crop vintage tea-sets.

‘A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards.’ ~ A.A. Milne.

Most of us have dreamt of having our very own bone-china, floral tea-set ever since we were old enough to force our curious collection of dolls and teddies to sit at a table and drink imaginary tea out of miniature cups. It’s lucky then that our great grandparents were so passionate about their tea-drinking that they really raised the bar when it came to standards of craftsmanship and design in tea-sets. And even luckier for us that we can still sample the delights of these teatime treats today!

Vintage tea-sets come in all shapes and sizes, and range from moderately priced to more expensive depending on the year they were made, the company who made them, the rarity of the design, the method of production – factory or hand-crafted, and of course if there are any flaws or faults. Pricing may also depend on the paints used for the designs, and also the quality of the porcelain, china, or other materials used.

And whether it’s Royal Albert, Wedgewood, or Royal Staffordshire you’re after, read on for our tantalising menu of perfect tea-sets guaranteed to help you re-embrace the art of tea drinking, and raise your pinkies with pride!

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