Marveling at how prices have changed for certain items is a pastime that'll never lose its luster. Consider that future people, centuries from now, will look back upon these times and proclaim "prices so low!" when they see the things we find expensive nowadays.
We all do this, right? How much was a quart of milk the year you were born? Everyone should know this number.
As for an exquisite tea service, complete with all the trimmings circa 1865 at one of London's poshest hotels, The Langham? That would set the ye olde scone enthusiast back a shilling and six pence.
Feel free to exclaim "prices so low!" here, or, better yet, see if you can't score yourself a seat at a posh afternoon tea priced at just that, in honor of The Langham's 150th anniversary.
You don't need to jet to the UK to steal this deal: The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is celebrating its stately sister hotel's big anniversary with a special afternoon Anniversary Tea priced at 15 cents.
Yes, we meant to type "cents" there. No, we don't need to backspace. We didn't mean dollars and even if it was 15 dollars, that's still quite low for a swanky tea service in a bells-on hotel.
So how to get a coveted seat? You'll need to enter a random drawing in order to obtain a reservation. The random drawing is going on here, and those who win a seating will be notified by The Langham on Friday, June 5.
Your party size, by the by? It should be for two or four people.
Will you need to stash a dime and nickel in your pocketbook before heading out? Yes. Should you also have enough cash to tip your server well, in today's terms? We can't imagine an 1865-era tip would be too gracious in 2015. Might you wear pink? That is the signature hue for The Langham, so the lucky people selected in the drawing are encouraged to go rosey, and dressy, for the day.
Oh, and that day? Wednesday, June 10, promptly at the noon o'clock hour.
Oh, and is that Wedgwood on the table? Quite.
And if you're curious if delightful finger sandwiches and posh pastries and some serious scone action will be afoot, be curious no longer: These goodies are all on the celebratory menu.
Pip pip and off to Pasadena you go, fingers crossed, for a lavish London-sweet tea.