Friday, June 17, 2016

Vintage Teapot, Peonies, and Strawberries

Early this week I picked a huge bouquet of banged up peonies after a beating rain...but with the crazy weather we have had, HOT-HOT-HOT....they were already wilting. Loosely arranged in my trusty OLD Granny's enamel coffeepot, they shabbily graced the kitchen table. 


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Next morning my NEW OLD teapot arrived from Etsy. It's a 10-cup unmarked porcelain teapot with a brass handle. Vintage for sure, but no way of knowing the age.



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I didn't even wash it, but immediately put my teapot on the table, just as is...and had to take pictures. OMG, I love the design, the weight, and the great brass handle. The price was right, and I had been looking for a teapot for quite awhile. I have no less than six coffeepots for serving, but no large teapots.


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The brass handle unscrews for proper cleaning. I love the quilting design. I chose it for the classic shape, and the blue/white design on the gray-white porcelain. This will blend well with my Copenhagen porcelain. The teapot that matches my dishes goes as high as $350 or so --- so, this one was a desirable alternative.


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As a potter, I had probably made a couple of hundred teapots, but had never kept any. This has a nice classic and yet country vibe.


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My husband tried to eat one of these strawberries. Heavy resin, they were $2.00 at a thrift store and perfect for June.

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They really do look delicious. The fridge has had fresh strawberries in it for the last month. 



These strawberries all have crispy green tops, and are non-staining on my OLD vintage napkin. I love old linens. This napkin is the last one of my mom's from the 40's.



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The OLD 1930's stoneware bowl has a waffle design glazed in a rich baby blue matte.  I have had no luck in finding the maker on this one as many potteries used this design. But, I picked it up for $2.00, so it doesn't matter.

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So NEW OLD Teapot, OLD stoneware bowls, OLD family wool carders, vintage OLD 40-50's enamel coffeepot, vintage OLD linens and NEW fresh resin strawberries.

HOPE you have a great Fathers' Day Weekend, and thanks for spending time with me. I will try to answer all your questions and comments, Sandi

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12 comments:

  1. your tea time is pretty and welcoming. love the vignette.

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  2. Hi Sandi, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!
    I really love your new/old tea pot. It is sooo... pretty. I have never seen one with a brass handle and I think it is a pretty cool feature that you can unscrew the brass handle for cleaning. I also really like your table cloth and the blue napkins.
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. TY, I thought it was pretty cool, Thanks so much for stopping by, Sandi

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  3. Dear Sandi:
    Thanks so much for sharing your little teatime vignette. That is a lovely teapot.

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  4. Sandi, your a girl after my own Blue heart.. Love every bit of it teapot love that blue vintage table cloth. I have much blue in my home kitchen and dinning rm.. Teapot is a lovely find and the bowl is lovely as well. Wishing you a lovely weekend. With love Janice

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  5. Your new teapot is a beauty, Sandi! And I love the old bowls! I wouldn't even have noticed those strawberries weren't real lol!

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  6. Love the pretty teapot! Ten-cup teapots are tough to find these days.

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    1. yes, that was the #1 requirement...and its nice and heavy to hold the heat. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  7. Love your new teapot!! The design and shape are perfect.

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  8. Oooh, that's a pretty teapot! Those strawberries definitely fooled me! Thanks for linking up your posts at Best of the Weekend!

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    1. thanks Amy, appreciate your stop by---lol, hubby actually wondered why they were so hard, lol. Sandi

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And great to meet you, Sandi