Have you ever had the desire to throw a tea party? It really can be a fun and enriching activity. So what’s involved in having a tea party? It’s a social gathering for afternoon tea, traditionally by women although men maybe invited to join. Afternoon tea parties feature great houses in the Victorian and Edwardian ages in the United Kingdom and the Gilded Age in the USA. Even though in this modern times tea parties are not as popular with stay-at-home-wives unlike in the past, and there are most likely no servants practiced it on a regular basis, the formal tea party still survives as a special event, in the homes of wealthy American communities. But you don’t have to be wealthy to throw a tea party, after all, a tea party is kind of like a baby shower–minus the baby gifts and with fancier flatware and silverware.
Formal tea parties are regularly characterized by the use of prestigious utensils, such as silverware like a Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set. The table to be used, whatever its size or cost, is made to look its prettiest, with cloth napkins and matching cups and plates. In addition to tea, larger parties may provide punch, or in cold weather, hot chocolate. The tea comes with a variety of “finger” foods such as thin sandwiches, cut vegetables like cucumber or tomato, small cake slices, buns, rolls, and cookies are all common.
And because it’s a tea party, it’s imperative to use the perfect tea set, just like the Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set. This set comes in 3 to 6 pieces depending on your choice. The basic pieces are: teapot, teacup and saucer, creamer and sugar bowl. Other 6 piece sets like Gorham Martele Tea or Coffee Set Tray Sterling Silver includes tray, waste bowl and kettle on stand. Each piece is chased in generous motif of leaves and huckleberries; the tray has the same motif and also includes beautiful engraving.
When you use this Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set during your tea party, it is a guarantee that a lot of your friends will surely notice its elegance and worth. Many of them will be intrigued and will ask you a lot of times where you have purchased this elegant Gorham sterling silver item. And of course, you will be obliged to share your knowledge about these lovely pieces as you are the center of attention and the host of the warm occasion!
So why not grace this rare occasion with the finest wares right from your own collection? You will never go wrong with this antique but stunning Gorham Sterling Silver Tea Set. Love it and it will definitely love you back with so much delight and satisfaction.