If you were following me back in 2011 when I first started doing Teapot Tuesday you will remember this one. It actually was one of my earlier acquisitions. I found this sweet set at an estate sale in Freeport, Illinois back in 1995 and absolutely fell in love with it.It doesn’t matter to me that there are some chips and nicks out of this set and that the whole handle of the sugar container is even missing. What I love is that it has character. Lots of character.Each piece has a number on the bottom and from what I can tell from this set made in Austria it was made quite awhile ago and was loved a great deal. When I got the set home and unpacked it I discovered this handwritten note tucked inside the teapot with love. I know that someone thought the new owner should know how old this teapot was and treat it with the love that it deserved. I only paid $25 for the set and that seemed like a lot to me at that time but it was worth it and I love having it in my collection.
“He’s at the chocolate teapot end of the competency scale.”
― Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down