19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, October 6, 1914: <<no entry>>
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write anything a hundred years ago today, I thought that you might enjoy seeing some pictures in the July, 1914 issue of Ladies Home Journal of set tea tables.
Afternoon tea is now such a well-established custom that many people would as soon think of going without their luncheon as of omitting their tea.
In fact an afternoon tea is one of the simplest and most delightful ways of entertaining a few persons, and they should be few, for the charm is lost when there is a crowd.
The table may be made beautiful. Every dainty touch adds so much to its attractiveness, and such a table is an expression of the taste and individuality of a thoughtful hostess.
An aside—Does anyone set tea tables anymore?