I had a child's china tea set on the table for display. Another of our grand daughters was visiting, and climbed up to "take tea." She began "clinking" 2 pieces together, and we quickly realized that china would not work with those who are 18 months. One piece was chipped, but that's still a memory. JC, our daughter and grand daughter went shopping that afternoon and purchased a plastic Disney princess tea set for grandma and one for grand daughter to take home.
The little one you see in the pictures is now 5, but those were taken over 18 months to 2 years. Pieces of our tea set have disappeared over time. We still have the tea pot, sugar and creamer, 4 plates, 3 cups, and 2 spoons. Little ones love to carry pieces around.
I was a red hat queen at one time. We all seemed to drift apart, though I still have my red hats. This grand daughter and her 3 year old sister love to wear them, and I always have to join in.
The two bottom pictures are of a pair of chairs we found at Round Top last spring. The seats are 9" high, but they are great for bears, and most of the time, bears are the ones taking tea. Friends were visiting over Labor Day with their children who are 2 and 4. I looked up at one point and the little 2 year old had these small chairs in the den at the ottoman. She was sitting in one, with a bear at her side, playing a game on Mamma's I-pad.