Children's tea set

Children's tea set
Tea in the 1700 and 1800 hundreds was not just something someone drank but involved an important set of social rituals which helped define feminine behavior. Tea was usually served in the evening, often at seven or eight o'clock. At tea, the hostess would pour tea for guests reinforcing social hierarchies and social expectations. Because tea drinking was an important part of adult behavior, it was something that children played at and imitated. Even wealthy children like the Stones likely had very few toys. The accompanying video describes the ritual and social event in more detail. Date approximated.
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Historic Hope Plantation
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Historic Hope Plantation
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