Thrift shops are often a great place to shop for a variety of bargains. I have to admit I have purchased my fair share of teapots in thrift shops and found some fabulous finds. The teapot featured today came from Affordables here in Mason City. You might remember that NIVC was one of my Comments for a Cause recipients not too many months ago and they run two Affordables stores here in Mason City. I am always pleasantly surprised when I find a great buy and can help places like this all in the same transaction.
This one caught my eye because it was different. It is a small one with no clear markings on it which makes me think it might be a handmade one and not mass produced. It has a undercoat of brown paint and then raised splotches of white and tan paint scattered throughout the teapot. I love the unusual and random pattern and would like to think that someone had a great time when they created this little gem.
World-peace conferences would run more smoothly if a nice cup of tea, or indeed, a samovar, were available at the proper time. Marlene Dietrich