The global teaparty continues. Thanks for stopping by. Is Lady Grey ok? or would you prefer Chai? Maybe peppermint? Russian Caravan? Do you think I have enough teapots to go round? Do you prefer a cup or a mug?
Laume’s tea party post has inspired me to show you some of my collection of teapots and milk jugs. I’ll leave some of the other tea related stuff till later as this is going to be picture-heavy enough.
Now if you’ve bopped on over to have tea with Laume you probably noticed that her teapot collection is quite eclectic. Right? Well, almost all of mine is blue and this will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone who actually knows me :] I’d actually love to have a pretty one with roses to match all my Royal Albert and Royal Doulton cups but somehow I always seem to acquire blue ones.
I’ve been actively resisting acquiring any more pots for a couple of years and I really only weakened because the one on the right of this photo which matches both my favourite dinner service and two of my milk jugs jumped at me at an antique fair in Bendigo. [ and why it was at an antiques fair I don’t know because it’s not even ‘vintage’ ] Maz you can back me up, right? I put up a valiant battle but the pot was just too strong… and at the Fryerstown Antiques Fair in January I got assaulted by the matching sugar bowl… but prior to those lapses I had been good for a long time. I even gave a couple away when I moved up here.
okay I have to fess up to some more novelty pots:
and I just realised that I didn’t get a pic of grandma Marnie’s well used, well worn silver plated pot.