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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tea Cup Thursday at the Flagler Museum

On Thursday my daughter, granddaughter, and I went to the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida. It is a beautiful mansion from the "Gilded Age". Completed in 1902 Whitehall, Henry Flagler's estate was hailed as "more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum. We enjoyed it so much. It took us back in time. They also had an exhibit of Louis Comfort Tiffany's priceless lamps. And then we went to the gift shop...
This is a sweet teacup and saucer that I purchased in the gift shop. It is a reproduction of  an eighteenth century Sevres porcelain. An example of Gilded Age finery.
                                                        This is the lovely pattern on the saucer.
You can get a special blend of tea make expressly for the museum. Delicious! They even tell you the correct way to brew black tea on the back of the tin.
                                                        This is the sweet tea strainer. Lovely!
                                                 This is a photo of Whitehall from the brochure