This is a beautiful set I picked up in Raleigh during my January visit. The sad thing is that I shipped them back to Iowa and the teapot arrived in a million pieces. I called the youngest son and he was able to go back and get me another one which I wrapped a bit more carefully the last trip to Raleigh and it made the trip just fine this time! Fortunately they still had one and it was an inexpensive one or I never would have replaced it. I figured since I got the cups and creamer and sugar to go with it I needed the teapot!!! Perfect set for a bit of strawberry flavored tea???