Ginger! If you'll send your snail mail address to email@example.com, I'll get "A Social History of Tea" in the mail to you!
And since several of you asked about the pattern, I thought I'd let you know that heart-shaped tea set yesterday is unmarked except on the bottom of the box, which says Made in China. I didn't ask, but I would not at all be shocked to find my mother actually bought this months ago at a yard sale. At Christmas, I thought she had one of her greatest lines ever when she told everyone, "If you got something you didn't like, let me know and I'll see if I can remember what street I got it on so you can go back and exchange it."
Karen: Great idea about decoupaging the hat box! Thanks!