Frills and Furbelows, All things Fancy; Bustles and Bows And everything Romancey. Prose and Poetry, Anything History; Corsets and Cuffs, That’s my Cup of Tea.
The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.
George Gissing, from The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
This blog is about the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; the era of the pretty teacup! At least, this period of history saw a sharp increase in the tea-drinking of Europeans and the English, as well as the invention of the traditional English Tea Set. These centuries also happen to be my favourite parts of English and European history! The posts in this blog focus on the fashion, art, literature, poetry, customs and pastimes of the people of this time.
Do you think its lovely to pour tea out of a teapot? To drink tea out of a teacup?
What’s your cup of tea?
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