Teapot Tuesday


P1000633Today I am a basket case.  Or rather–my teapot is a basket case.  How adorable is this unique and detailed basket teapot recently added to the collection from my favorite eBay seller?   I am not sure how well it will actually pour as there has obviously never been a pot of tea brewed in it.  I think it might pour a bit awkwardly but the cute factor makes up for that in my humble opinion.

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When the news reporter said “Shopkeepers are opening their doors bringing out blankets and cups of tea ” I just smiled. It’s like yes. That’s Britain for you. Tea solves everything. You’re a bit cold? Tea. Your boyfriend has just left you? Tea. You’ve just been told you’ve got cancer? Tea. Coordinated terrorist attack on the transport network bringing the city to a grinding halt? Tea dammit! And if it’s really serious, they may bring out the coffee. The Americans have their alert raised to red, we break out the coffee. That’s for situations more serious than this of course. Like another England penalty shoot-out. ~Jslayeruk, as posted on Metaquotes Livejournal, in response to the July 2005 London subway bombings

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Comments

  1. That one is very appealing to me……maybe ‘cuz of the prolonged winter siege we’ve been enduring!!!!!!! Enjoy your sunny warmth!!!!!

  2. How cute is that!!!! A basket teapot on top of basket. You are WELL-BASKETED, my friend!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  3. Good Morning Beth Ann! Cute little basket teapot. Hope you are enjoying your day!

  4. Can Icome over and see how it pours. I love making a good mess in someone else’s home.

  5. I thought that was a real basket at first! Hope you are having a lot of fun on your first day in tropical paradise:)

    • Thanks, Jeni! We had a good day. Rode the bus for the first time here and survived. 🙂 It is a bit chillier than I thought it would be but will warm up later on in the week hopefully. But the good thing–no snow.

  6. Someone was very creative making this basket teapot. Enjoy the weather you are having now. We had several inches of snow this morning.

    • I am enjoying it–it was a little chilly and windy here today but no coat weather so that was nice. We walked our little feet off! Mason City is due for more snow this week so I am sure we will go home to mountains of it.

  7. This one is adorable! I’d serve ice tea from it on a nice picnic lunch. wouldn’t that be cool?

  8. Hopefully you are no longer a basket case. I mean you sort of were, weren’t you, before fleeing the cold and snow? 🙂

  9. Well, isn’t that pot a cutie? Almost reminds me of an Easter basket. But I’m with you on wondering how it would pour. And yes, tea *does* solve most problems!

  10. Very cute. I love the detail And I hope you are basking in the sun!

  11. I can’t imagine you haven’t tried the teapot yet – me, I’d do it just to watch it pour!! What a cutie – love it. Enjoy your time away from the snow, cause it’ll be waiting for you!! Spring has to come soon…

  12. I know it’s been said, but this is one cute teapot. Have you tried pouring it with just water to see if it works OK. When I sold Teapots, that’s what people would do, ask me to fill it with water and then try pouring from it before committing to a purchase. Of course, if it was cute enough, it didn’t matter.

    • Oh that is a great idea–then there is not a drop of tea wasted. There are some teapots that just do not work, aren’t there? But those are the ones that are fun to just look at!

  13. This is an unusual one for sure!

  14. Simply adorable!

  15. That’s a cute keepsake! It will look good among the other teapots!

  16. That’s a very unique teapot.

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