Teapot Tuesday

This odd little fellow was advertised on Ebay as a hippopotamus teapot but once I got it I wasn't quite sure if that is indeed what it is.   I got it for $5 so it was a bargain but still---what do YOU think it is?   Maybe hippos look differently in Nepal?  All guesses are appreciated.  :-) She raised her hand to cut me off. "I am aware of your epistolary flirtation. Which is all well and good--as long as it's well and good. Before I ask you some questions, perhaps you would like … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Today 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.     When the news reporter said "Shopkeepers are opening their doors bringing … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Today on It's Just Life I am featuring another "warmer weather" teapot hoping to warm us all up a bit from the chill of winter. This lovely lighthouse themed teapot fits right in with my lighthouse themed guest bathroom.  Because of course---every one needs to enjoy a cup of tea in the bathroom, right???  This one came from my favorite eBay seller who has 1000 teapots of her mother's to liquidate. tea leaves tea loves loves tea lives tea leaves tea? never. ~Uniek … [Read more...]

Come Take Me Away

Doesn't that picture just scream "COME TAKE ME AWAY?" I think the cold has gone to my head.  Or else my "Living la Vida Lamo" has started to take a toll on me.   I am making silly mistakes.   Chris looks at me and says "Should I be worried about you?"   I hope not.   I don't think that I am quite ready for assisted living but if too many more things happen I might be moving across the street and kitty cornered to the place in our neighborhood. I always like to get the coffee ready to go the … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Another delightful teapot today from my favorite eBay seller who is selling off her mom's teapot collection that numbers close to 1000!!!   I love this little froggie themed teapot and am happy to welcome it into my collection.   … [Read more...]

Living la Vida Lamo

Mr. Diamond and I were discussing how our lives have changed over the years.  Gone are those days of being room mom, school parties and chauffeuring kids to play dates.  Gone are the endless trips to schools and orthodontist appointments.   No more nights spent in football stadiums, freezing cold Saturday mornings spent on soccer fields or spending weekends shuttling kids to different parties and friends' houses. Our own personal lives have changed a bit, also. We no longer spend 3 or 4 … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

This cute teapot came from Ebay from my sweet seller whose mom had the massive collection.  Who could resist this pastoral  themed Sadler teapot? Not me!  It is a lovely teapot which has never had a pot of tea brewed in it.  I need to change that!   One of the shining moments of my day is that when, having returned a little weary from an afternoon walk, I exchange boots for slippers, out-of-doors coat for easy, familiar, shabby jacket, and, in my deep, soft-elbowed … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

I recently found a lovely woman on Ebay from Virginia who is listing her mother's collection of teapots bit by bit.   Several communications have gone back and forth between us and it seems her mother is in a nursing home and they are downsizing collections and household items. While that makes my heart a little sad I have promised her that her teapots will definitely have a good home where they will be loved and featured.  This is one of the first ones I purchased.  Just in time for … [Read more...]

Feedback Please!

Been trying to spruce up the old blog page so bear with me while I reconfigure and find a theme that I like. I think this one is not going to work but I will give it a few days. The part I like about this theme is that I can put my own picture as the header so today I chose a picture from Toolakea Beach in Queensland. A favorite place to go and a lovely spot to sit and relax. So as you may know I have had a couple things happen to me lately with Ebay purchases. The latest thing is that … [Read more...]