1780-1800 British Tea caddy at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "Since tea caddies were placed on the table as tea was served, they were often highly decorative....This caddy may have been bought as a blank and decorated at home because the decoration combines painted floral swags, cut-out paper flower shapes, and a print showing childen playing games glued to the lid."
Atlanta designer Carole Weaks uses a large French barometer in her own home. I love the combination that Weaks is known for - antiques, textured fabrics, and contemporary art. It is a beautiful combination.
Tortoiseshell Tea Caddy England Circa 1860 This beautiful English tortoiseshell tea caddy is elegantly adorned with ivory and sterling silver accents, and set upon delicate bun feet. The caddy contains two compartments, one for black tea and the other for green tea. The user would combine the stronger black tea with the lighter green in order to create the perfect blend to suite their taste.