Thursday, August 21, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Child's China Tea Set

Hello and Happy Thursday. You know what that means...
Vintage Thingies Thursday. Thursdays have turned out to be really special, thanks to Lisa over at Confessions of an Apron Queen. Please visit her site for more great vintage finds, and maybe share some of your own vintage treasures. It really is a great addition to the long week.

This week, I decided to show you my vintage toy china tea set. Just in case you have not heard enough of the word China in the media the past couple of weeks. He He.

I found this one day when I was in a local thrift store. The box was taped up, so I could not even see if all the pieces were there. Luckily, when I got home and opened the box, everything was there and in its place. Looks like it was never used.
I thought this child's tea set was cute, I would have liked it better if it had dogs on the china, as I am a dog person. But the kitty cats are really adorable. What caught my eye in the first place was the graphics on the box itself. That alone, gives the hint that it is old. There are no dates on the box at all. The box does say made in china - imagine that.

I keep this little tea set in my spare bedroom closet. It safely sits on a shelf, waiting. Waiting for what you ask? Waiting and hoping that I one day have a granddaughter. A granddaughter who will want to have tea parties with her teddy bears and will put this to good use. It is being saved for a special little person. The wait will be worth it.

Hope you enjoyed a glimpse of this vintage cutie!


  1. what a cute little tea set. I hope you have somebody to take tea with someday too. :-)

  2. My only tea set was plastic, so of course it's pretty much destroyed. I love the kittens on this one!

  3. Love the kitty pattern! This is an
    adorable tea set!

  4. What an adorable find! I love the kitty pattern. Nice!

  5. what a treasure! lilest bean collects teapot sets-that sure is adorable!

  6. So cute! I love the little cats!


  7. I have that same future hope! The tea set is very cute...

  8. My daughter would love to get her pudgy little hands all over that adorable tea set. One day you'll have a grand-daughter who will probably love tea sets too.
    My mom saved my little china tea set that I could only use with my friend at our annual Christmas tea party or other special occasions. So my daughter will get to use it one day.
    Happy VTT!

  9. That is gorgeous!
    Good find :)


  10. How absolutely precious...(I'd prefer dogs, too.) :) Saving it for a granddaughter is a wonderful idea.

  11. What a great find! I'm the same way about dogs but I would have bought this too. You should put it out on display. I'm sure it would make you smile whenever you saw it.

  12. I too, saved things for a hoped-for grandchild. Now, I have seven! Be careful what you wish for!

  13. Thank you for your comment on my blog. It's a comfort to hear other people's perspective right now.

    And what fun to see your blog! It's lovely.

  14. Wonderful!

    I love it! That would be something else i could collect- I just love little tea sets! Yours is so adorable!

  15. This is a wonderful set and I hope you will have a grandaughter to share it with.

  16. Delightful! And the orginal box is charming too!
    Yes, it will be worth the wait for that special tea party!
    Blessings to you!
    Claudia O.

  17. Tea Sets! I love them! What a find!

  18. I love it! I would set it out to display once in a while, with the box. It has so much character. I like the little girl's eyes!

  19. makes you want to stop the world and take a break--for me -it would be a coffee break since i do not like tea--reall cute set.


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