Tea drinkers often appreciate not just tea but many of the finer things that seem naturally to go with tea time. And items with a bit of sparkle have always been appealing.
A strange set of circumstances, involving a blog I used to write for, led us to a company in the UK called AC Silver (no relation or affiliation with us). They have lots of sparkly things, mostly silver, and, being tea drinkers, we were naturally drawn to those things made of silver.
Styles of teapots have followed general art trends and in the UK also depended a lot on who was wearing the crown. So, you will see Art Deco, Victorian, George III, Rococo, George VI, Edwardian, and more. Silver teapots definitely follow these trends, too.
Some of our faves from their site:
Teapots aren’t the only sparkly items for your tea time. And silver is so versatile that is can be used for a wide variety of objects. Fortunately, many of these are great for tea time.
Some categories of tea time items:
Silver teaware have been around for centuries. Antique silver pieces are available here and there. They range from full tea sets, trays (also called salvers), and coffee urns to such accessories as tea balls and spoon-shaped infusers. Silver teapots were often designed in the same styling of those made in porcelain. Such teaware will add a lot of royal sparkle to your teatime and a bit of a stretch to your budget (full tea sets can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars). You could keep your expenditures down to a more realistic level by just adding a touch of silver here and there. From silver-plated teabag holders (you can always use them for something else), sugar tongs, and tea spoons, to a serrated cake server, you can add highlights to your teatime that will make you feel like Anna, the Duchess, is pouring you another cuppa while you munch on a finger sandwich.
Visit the AC Silver site here (and no, we’re not related or affiliated in any way other than me loving silvery sparkly things).
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