Posted by: scrabblequeen | May 23, 2008

Final Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Post

 

The Pouring Teapot

This week is all about sharing about teapots. Do you have one? two? or three? maybe more? Is it for display only or do you use it for tea? What is the tea server you use most? Your favorite teapot (or is it something like a quart jar?). Tell your teapot story, give it’s history, and tell what it means to you. You can share more than once if you’d like. Antique, new, Asian, English, or something in between — we’d love to know!

 

I received my first teapot from a friend’s mother in a wonderful care package she sent me in the Fall of my Freshman year at college. It developed a crack some years ago, but there was no way I could part with it at that time. To this day, I remember both my friend’s mother and that pot fondly.

My “Little” pots

 

These days I have an assortment of teapots to fill most of my tea time needs. When our German exchange son lived with us, I discovered I needed a bigger pot than the brown 4-cup pot I had picked up at the thrift store, so I went in search of a larger pot for our evening tea times. At that time, there were very few “plain” teapots to be found in the area, and the internet was still quite new, so I settled for a cute little 6 cup pot with an apple design which always reminds me of a cheery face. It did, in fact, hold more tea, but it is light and porous and does not keep the tea hot for long at all!

 

The Christmas Martin was with us, his mother sent me a beautiful Tea set from Germany. I was so thrilled to open up the package with the pot, cream and sugar, six cup and saucers, and six dessert plates. She had also included some Oestfriesen Tee and some German rock sugar. What a lovely gift it was and I still cherish it today.

Over time, many little teapots have joined the family. For everyday use I usually select the cobalt blue pot in either the 2-3 cup or 4-6 cup size.

Thrift shops were the source of the two pretty little flowered pots which hold only 1-2 cups each.

 

My friend Elizabeth sent me this sweet set with flowers and a thoughtful verse on it.

 

This little pot was selected especially for Hubby Dearest, also found second-hand.

 

The tiny Chinese pot was a gift from a friend who spent part of her summer teaching English in China. It came with some lovely dried rose buds for tea.

 

Both the Chinese and Japanese pots are very small. For comparison, I have placed them next to a 1-2 cup pot.

 

I’ve had so much fun these past weeks reading all the posts from the Blog-a-thon. Thank you so much, Lah Tea Dah  for setting this up!

 

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Responses

  1. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing. You have some very unique pieces there. Have a great weekend!

  2. Lovely. I didn’t post this week, because I’d already shown most of my pots very early in the -along as my decor post.

  3. All I know from reading these tea posts is that I would LOVE having tea at your house 🙂 I just know it would be perfect!

  4. Your teapots are unusual and it’s very interesting to read about how you acquired them

  5. What a lovely teapot collection! I love how you use them as well as display them — that’s what ‘teapots’ are all about! I think my favorite is the piece from your German set. Lovely!

    Thanks so much for posting and participating in our blog-a-thon! Please come back again!

    LaTeaDah

  6. What a lovely collection. Thanks for sharing. I am really just starting my collection – if that’s what you want to call it. However, I have developed this fascination for Yixing Teaware, thus my “collection” of 4 pots includes 3 Yixings and 1 clear glass pot for brewing art teas also known as blooming teas.


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