Tea Charm


A glass bead and pewter tea pot parts, together makes a lovely little "Tea Pot" charm, this charm was sold at the 2010 tea.

The "In the Kitchen Tea" is an annual fundraising event and to celebrate women's history. Elizabeth Smith Miller was well known for her hospitality and often opened her home to raise money for the suffrage campaign. Her home also became a place of rest and rejuvenation for the movers and shakers of the women's movement.

In 1875 Miller wrote a popular cookbook called  In The Kitchen. The book was more of a life guide for young wives. It contains tips for running a household and even a picture guide of sign language.

What Miller is most remembered for is designing the bloomer costume. A trouser outfit for women in the early 1850's. The idea of women wearing a garment exclusive to men did not catch on. It wasn't till the 1960's before women truly gained the freedom of dress.

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark is working to make known this little celebrated woman of history.

The Peterboro Mercantile is a Heritage Gift Shop, located in the Visitor Center of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark in Peterboro, New York.

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