Sometimes you see something that you HAVE to have. A few years ago when I went back to visit friends in Mooresville I knew something was calling my name. Judy and Ann and I explored the Main Street Antique and Design Gallery that resides in the old Burlington Mill facility in the downtown area of the town in North Carolina that I love to return to. The warehouse is huge and filled with vendors who have booths that seek antiques as well as new merchandise, handmade items and all kinds of vintage and unique and yes–sometimes quirky items.
Judy and Ann were lagging behind and I spied it. The one thing that I knew had to come home with me. I beckoned to them and told them that I found something.
Oh yes. It is perfect. Even if it is not functional it is perhaps the best teapot I have seen in a long time. It may eventually become a table of sorts with a glass top.
I snatched it up and we completed our tour of the huge antique mall and yes—I could have set it up at the counter but I chose not to. Let’s just say I attracted a lot of attention. I can’t tell you how many people were eyeing my prize and one lady even popped out a couple of times in an attempt to take my prize from me. No way.
The teapot stayed in Aaron’s attic for quite awhile when we were transitioning from Iowa to North Carolina and it now resides on a ledge in the stairwell. I love it and I have great memories every time I walk up the stairs and see it there.
“Ephraim lifted the top of the trunk. Neatly stacked were mementoes from what seemed like hundreds of journeys. Right on top was an etching of the Eiffel tower next to an African mask that looked at him with surprised eyes. He reached in a little deeper and unearthed a small teapot decorated with blue drawings just like the kind his grandmother collected and kept in a locked china cabinet.”
― Megan Frazer Blakemore,