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Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Pouring Teapot

La Tea Dah at Gracious Hospitality has been hosting a Tea Blog-a-Thon beginning on March 16 and ending May 31. She has a different theme for each week and you may participate as much or as little as you like. The theme for the tenth week, May 18 - May 24, is 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!"

All my regular size teapots are for tea use. Only the doll size and miniatures are for display only. This post shows the regular sized teapots.

These first three teapots are each part of a dinner service. The Spode "Consul Cobalt" is made in England. It was my first teapot and I bought in London when on holiday. So it is one of my favorites. [Click here for the story of how I got it on the plane to return to the U.S.]


The next one is by Lenox, in the "Autumn" pattern. Made in USA, its beautiful raised enamelled decoration makes it another favorite.

Royal Worcester "Evesham Gold" is made in England and holds about four cups.

This teapot, along with its matching sugar and creamer, gets used with my blue and white teacup collection. It is by Churchill in the "Out of the Blue" pattern. Made in England. This one has the most use.

This one I got from my mother. White porcelain trimmed in gold, it is made in England, and purchased at Marshall’s. It will serve for these Bavarian cups and saucers, until I find a matching teapot.

This is a new unmarked retro design in terra cotta ceramic. I bought it from an antique store, along with the matching mug. The teapot can be used with an "Evesham" cup and dessert plate.

Another angular teapot is this brown one by DesignPac. It has a triangular shape, with a rustic finish and holds about two cups.

This brown teapot coordinates with my brown & white bowls and plates in the "Wellesley" pattern by Wood and Sons, England, and with the earthenware dessert plates by Royal Stafford, England.

This one is also part of my pineapple collection and a favorite. It is a pineapple-shaped 18th century reproduction from Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This majolica piece was made in Philippines.

These teapots serve one or two. The "Hampton" 2-cup white ceramic teapot was made in China. It is from CulinaryTeas.com

This tea-for-one set in white ceramic has the word ‘Tea’ on teapot and ‘Cup" on cup. For Pottery Barn, made in Japan.

I feel fortunate to have various choices in teapots from which to pour a cup of a favorite tea. Do drop by whenever you can, so we can share a cuppa.

For links to other participants in the Tea Blog-a-Thon, please visit La Tea Dah at Gracious Hospitality.

22 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh you have a wonderful collection of Teapots! They are all so unique. The orange one is so cool. My very favorite is the Churchhill "Out of the Blue"! Gorgeous to my eyes. Enjoy serving up tea in all these lovely pots...

ceekay said...

Thanks for coming by and looking at my teapots. You have quite a collection also. I particularly like the triangle shaped one. That is really different. Thanks for sharing!

La Tea Dah said...

All of your teapots are beautiful. I think my favorites are the Spode and the Lenox, but then the white with gold you use with your Bavarian set is wonderful too! And. . .and. . .and. . .I really like the Tea and the Cup set. The little white one from Culinary Teas has a lovely shape and is so practical. BTW, I enjoy buying tea from Culinary Teas --- it's one of my favorite loose tea sources. Proprietress Candy is on a chat list I belong to and works very hard to provide the best teas to her customers.

Great post! Thank you!
LaTeaDah

Kari & Kijsa said...

Your teapots are wonderful! Great collection!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Love the tea for one.

Anita said...

WOW! I'm amazed at all these gorgeous teapots... While I love the Spode, and the Lennox, I have to tell you that the retro terra cotta one is my favorite... You probably could have guessed that, couldn't you! :)

Lisa said...

Those teapots are gorgeous! And I love that you have dishes to go with all the teapots.

JamieLee said...

They are all lovely, but I like the "Out of the Blue" best. I have a thing for blue & white!

Millie said...

I also have an Evesham teapot, but didnt include it in my posting. Your collection is grand.
Millie

Miss Sandy said...

Wonderful collection, some of them are so unique. I too am sad to see the blog-a-thon end! Thank you for sharing your precious collection.

Charli and me said...

I love your collection of teapots. So pretty... All of them so different.... Very pretty....Thank you for sharing

Bonita said...

What a big, lovely collection! My mom has those Lenox dishes, but I had no idea you could get the matching teapot. I used to have one like your brown triangular one, but it was in the days before I was interested in tea and I got rid of it. I really enjoyed looking at your beautiful teapots. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

marye said...

the Lenox was the china I drooled over as a new bride. All of your teapots are lovely but that is my favorite.

my little corner said...

I love the blue and white set too. But then I like blue and white. My kitchen is blue and white!

Amy said...

Gorgeous tea sets! I like the art deco looking pinkish one :-)

Rhondi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a commnet. I love all your tea pots. They're wonderful! Ilove agood cup of tea. I like mine with milk.
Hope you'll come visit again.
Rhondi

Kathy said...

I love you tea pot collection, Carrie. You have so many interesting and unique sets!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Cori G. said...

I love your Bavarian plates and think your white and gold tea pot looks perfect with them. What a fun collection you have!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have a great collection of tea pots! It's hard to choose a favorite, but I'm leaning toward the white, trimmed in gold! I love the lovely simplicity of it! It goes nicely with the dishes.

Katherine

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

What a great collection of teapots! You have one for any mood or occasion. How fun!

Sandra said...

Loved seeing all your teapots. The blue and white set is especially pretty.

Sandra

Gina E. said...

MORE gorgeous tea sets! I'm jumping from blog to blog and each one is different to the last. I love your collection - where on earth do you keep them all??