Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Terrible Trouble with Teapots

Ah, now I get it - that's how a teapot collection starts......

I bought a teapot – I’ve wanted one for a while. It’s a lovely teapot, not too fussy, not to plain, very classy. What do you think?

It was £3.50 from a local charity shop, including milk jug and sugar bowl.

I plan to have friends over for afternoon teas in the summer. Now, I know so far this is not a collection, and nor do I want it to become one (to anyone who knows me please read that bit again, it's important to note)! However, this is the point; I drink Earl Grey, as do two of my friends, but another friend doesn't like "that rubbish" she's a Tetley girl all the way. Well, I can't use the teapot to serve everyone else and plonk her tea down in a mug!

No, it's no good I'll have to get a pot for ordinary tea.

I know my sister would love to visit for proper afternoon tea, she drinks some herbal concoction.  Hmm, no one else drinks that, I suppose I should find a little one person sized teapot for my sis.

If you have been counting, I’m up to 3 teapots in varying sizes. 

I had a friend over the other day to test the first pot – she found my story very entertaining and plans to buy me a present ..... Oh no, that would make 4.  There’s no space in the cupboard so they will have to be out on display, before you know it I’ll be regularly receiving them as gifts. 

Next year there I am unwrapping a beautiful parcel, and inside?  Yep a quirky, cottage shaped, only for decorative purposes, TEAPOT to add to my collection!!

Oh dear, must take care, I still only have one for the moment.

Now I just need some lovely cups and saucers to serve the tea in, so I am cruising the charity shops again - I'm looking for a mishmash of styles and patterns so everyone who comes for tea has their own unique cuppa.  Eek is this another collection in the making?



  1. Twinings everyday is still my fave. Let me know when you can accommodate me for afternoon tea and I'll be round lol Liz x

  2. Anytime, just waiting for some decent weather to return, and of course for the summer hols to start and the star attraction to arrive. x