Teapot Tuesday—-Sometimes Size Matters


Isn’t this just an amazing little teapot?  I found this special teapot on Ebay and immediately fell in love with the unique and beautiful designs that literally cover the porcelain.  The spout is uniquely shaped and the craftsmanship looked impressive from the photographs that accompanied the listing.



However I found myself wondering—what do the characters on the back of the teapot say?  Do they say “enjoy your cup of tea”?  Do they say “This teapot is made in China”? Do they say “These words make absolutely no sense whatsoever”?  I will probably never know what they say.  They might even say “You need to check the dimension sizes of items when you order” because I was actually very surprised with this package arrived.





As you can see this is a teeny tiny teapot and I probably would not have purchased it if I had paid attention to the listing specifics.  While it is cute and adorable sometimes size does indeed matter and in this case I am wishing it was large enough to brew more than a half a cup of tea!  Lesson learned, right?  Maybe I can repurpose it into something else. Suggestions?

My tea quote today comes from my friend, Darlene, who blogs at Darlene Foster’s Blog where she has just revealed some amazing and exciting news. She found this quote in her readings and passed it along for me and I had to include it this week. I love it and am grateful to her for sharing it with me.

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time

the comforts of solitude

and the pleasure of company.

 Author Unknown


  1. Really like that quote. Normally I am a die hard coffee drinker. However on many cold winter nights a hot cup of tea does provide me some added warmth while reading or watching the birds.

  2. Well it’s a very sweet teeny teapot!
    Good Morning!

  3. It’s adorable…but I’m thinking its an individual size teapot to use with those small 2-4 ounce sip cups that don’t even have a handle!! Love the quote.

  4. Perhaps you could put it in your office and keep pens and pencils and the like in it..

  5. Goodness! A baby teapot. Is it doll-size or bigger than that? Well, it’s cute anyhow. 🙂

  6. I like it just the way it is. Maybe you can find a translation thing on Google and figure out what it says.

  7. Ha, I can’t really tell from the photos how tiny it is. No wonder you were unaware of the size issue. But it’s darling and I LOVE the quote!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  8. ah, but it’s so cute!!! maybe a bonsai tree or put some bamboo shoots in it to grow?
    would be very interesting to see what the characters mean.

  9. I think it’s adorable! And I agree with the previous comment that perhaps you could somehow find a translation online!

  10. Becky Miracle says:

    This will make an adorable teapot for tea with your future grandchildren! 😉

  11. Thanks for the mention. I am happy to share tea quotes with you. This is a sweet little teapot, perhaps an Asian friend can translate the back for you. It is probably best for a strong green tea like a matcha, that you don’t need much of to feel refreshed.

  12. I think her spout gives her a little attitude to counter her size! Kind of like me! 😉

  13. Perhaps a neddy pot or a planter?

  14. It’s cute. Sorry, can’t translate what those characters mean.

  15. It looked much larger until you placed the coin there!

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