This three sectioned tussie mussie arrangement holder is not an antique, but is certainly fun to put into use! It holds a minuscule amount of water, so it's a last minute thing to tuck the flowers in there so they will remain fresh through the party. All the silver pieces displayed on the oak side by side in the tea room foyer are from my mother's collection.
My personal collection of silver tea strainers was polished to a sparkle for this event. These were collected over the years, and have been enjoyed for their simple beauty.
The staff, holding the newly polished silver teapots, and dressed for the event. Our first Parlor Maid tea was Sunday April 14th, the second is scheduled for the 28th. Hopefully we will be able to snap some photos of the food presentation at the next tea.