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WHEN A TOY DOES LESS, A CHILD CAN DO MORE
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Tea Set

I have had my first toy review request - a tea set! I love these, they are a classic childhood toy and every girl (or boy) needs one. There are all sorts of tea sets available: porcelain, tin, wood, enamelware. The decoration on each set varies widely as well. When choosing a tea set your preference and budget will ultimately determine which one you choose. Here are a few of my favorites:
This Birthday Time Tea Set from Djeco is made of wood. I found it at Oompa.com or Moolka.com, which offers the same set in violet. While beautiful, this set only has two cups and saucers but does come complete with tea bags, sugar cubes, spoons, and even a birthday cake!




This Modern Tea Set is from Schylling, who specialize in classic children's toys. I love the bright colors and ultra-sleek design. This set is porcelain and can also be purchased from Oompa.com.



Another porcelain set from Schylling, this Children's Tea Set offers the classic four cups and saucers, tea pot, creamer, and sugar jar. This is also a great gender-neutral tea set that anyone can enjoy. I found it on Amazon.com.



This adorable 13 piece tea set is very girly and pink! It's the Butterfly Tea Set from Alex Toys, also from Amazon.com. It is less expensive than the others but has all the play value.


The Curious George Tin Tea Set is an example of a tin set from Schylling. While I normally don't like character toys, this one is more gender-neutral and many boys may like it more. Another tin set I just love is Schylling's Summer Bug Tea Set, so check it out, too! Also both from Amazon.

5 comments:

Christine said...

After much consideration, I decided on the Djeco birthday tea party set from moolka.com for my daughter Eve who is turning 3 next week. The downside to a wood set is that you can't serve real drinks in it, but then I thought: Do I really want to have my disaster prone daughters running around the house with real food and drinks? I don't think so. When she gets older, I may look into some porcelein ones, but this was just so cute that I couldn't pass it up. I'm in love with moolka! I always thought of fao schwartz as the best toy store around, but I think moolka had better toys for younger children. They had fabulous products, great customer service, and speedy shipping. Thanks a bunch for the recommendation!

Christine said...

PS Did I mention that moolka offers free shipping on orders over $60 and its only $5 if your order is under $60? I can't believe I've never heard of these guys before. This is my new favorite website, well, second only to net-a-porter.

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ashley said...

hello! i loved your post, but heres the only problem i have found. I have been looking high and low to find the summer bug tin tea set, my daughter is having a tea party for her birthday and this is the one i want for her. I cant find it anywhere....it is sold out EVERYWHERE i have looked. im sorry i did find it at one site for 46 dollars, when everywhere else it is 16


it wouldnt be so bad if i could find another tin tea set on a site that takes RME for payment option, but i cant... any clues where to start?