I spied this tea set on my last trip to The Biltmore Estate and thought that it was the one that I had in my collection. After I got home and checked it out I realized how wrong I was.
It is not the same one at all that I featured in 2016 here on It’s Just Life. Hmmm. Now I am going to have to see if they have a replica of this one available in their gift shop. I could have sworn it was the same one. Just goes to show you how bad my memory is and perhaps how many teapots I have.
So here is the one I have in my collection. I do love it and even if it is not the same as the one I saw in the Tapestry Room this past week it is a very nice one, don’t you think?
The tea set called Vanderbilt Service is one that has been adapted from a design that is on display in the Oak Sitting Room at The Biltmore. I love this one, don’t you?
Delicate florals surrounded by gold makes this one a special one to pull out when a special friend stops by for tea.
Paired with a lemon poppy seed scone and some lemon curd and I am all set to go.
Pull up a chair and enjoy a cup with me. The water is on and the scones are hot and fresh.
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Beautiful elegant tea set, fit for the “queen” of tea sets. Hope you can obtain a replica of the blue set as it is gorgeous.
It is really pretty, isn’t it? I just love all the ones they have in their gift shop but restrained myself recently on my visits which surprised even me!
Sometimes we’re proud of ourselves when we obtain from buying but then question ourselves…”why didn’t I get that”! Yep, been there done that many times.
I actually like yours better than the one at Biltmore! Very pretty! Especially those pansies! Now when did you say I should come for the scones & lemon curd? 🙂
I will work on that when I get back home–your invite will be coming. 🙂
Yours is quite lovely, but that Biltmore tea set is so very elegant. But wait, I thought you weren’t allowed to take photos inside the Biltmore? I know I was told that I could only take photos outside. Have they changed the rules?
They changed the rules in the last couple of years. When we first started going you are right–you could not take photos inside. But now they have had to allow it since EVERYONE has cell phone cameras. No flash or video but you can take non flash photos. It is a mixed bag. While I love being able to take pictures of beautiful things it is also hard sometimes to take all the “photographers” who are trying to get the perfect picture. Sometimes progress is not always a good thing, right?
We were there in 2014. I can see why they allow it now because of cell cameras, but yeah, all of those people now angling for shots would get a little annoying.
I always try to be swift and unobtrusive when I take pictures but it does not always work out that way. But I do try and get miffed at those who hog the space and block the view for everyone.
Hahaha right, I know what’cha mean when it comes to “photographers” all trying to get that perfect portfolio pic, while hampering everyone else’s…
I don’t mind the casual photographer but yeah—some folks can ruin the whole experience.
At first glance it looks very similar but when you look closer the details appear. I love delicate sets like that. So pretty!
Thanks, Susi. I love it and need to put it front and center when I get home. It’s in a cabinet now and I want to enjoy it a bit more.
I love your elegant tea pot. I´ll just hop on a plane and be there for tea and scones and lemon curd!
It’s a date!
Very pretty…a little on the “busy” side though.
It does have a lot going on, doesn’ t it?
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