The box cover pictures a little boy and girl having tea, but I don't remember ever having a tea party with any boys, pretend or otherwise, not even with my brother. The box cover is marked "Made in Japan".
Long before "Made in China" came "Made in Japan". So long ago that "Made in Japan" items are collectible. "Made in Japan" in my day used to mean inexpensive or cheap. Many "Made in Japan" figurines, planters, and other ceramics like this tea set were sold in Woolworth's or other five and dime stores. Rows and rows of "Made in Japan" merchandise lined the shelves, and sold for about 49 cents a vase, all items were usually under a dollar. I am not sure what the price of my tea set was, it's not on the box.
So here is a little tea party for one with an old "Made in Japan" china tea set.
My tea party is staged on a white frame layered with doilies. I have added silverware (made in Germany) that my Mother played with as a child, and a small headvase from my collection just for ambience.
Last of all, I added some tea and scones to my party, just for me. (And I did eat them)
This is a mini scone!
I hope you enjoyed my tea party!