Monday, January 12, 2015

Tea Strainers

This delicate silver tea strainer with drip catcher was an inheritance gift from friends of the family. Once belonging to our mother's best friend, it now happily resides in the tea room, a quiet reminder of yesteryear and the bonds of friendship that forever unite us.

This other vintage metal advertising strainer, showing it's age, was tucked in the toe of my Christmas stocking. It reads 'All Allen's Teas & Coffees strictly guaranteed'. Although it doesn't quite hold the place of honor as the teapot shaped strainer, it will be tucked among the other collectibles in the tea room.


4 comments:

Bernideen said...

Loved seeing these treasures!

relevanttealeaf said...

Tea strainers are fun to collect, and like teacups, they all have stories to tell.

Marilyn said...

Both strainers are special in their own way. Enjoy!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, how charming! I think this has sort of a Rich Man-Poor Man theme going on, don't you? (Each special in its own way, of course.) And I've never heard of Allen's Tea. Oh mercy, I hope you're not sending me off on a tangent ... !