You all know that I love a bargain and when I find a bargain teapot it makes me smile from ear to ear. On a recent trip to Affordables on First in Mason City I found a couple of great buys and of course they involved teapots. I always love to stop in Affordables because it is always a treasure hunt of sorts to see what I can unearth on each visit.
I love this store on First (they have another location in Mason City on North Delaware Avenue) because they have a huge selection of furniture and home items. This is the endeavor of NIVC which was a Comments for a Cause recipient awhile back. They allow their employees to receive some hands on training and help to integrate them into the work force which is such a wonderful thing. The store on First has amazing employees and they are always so willing to help you find that perfect item that you are looking for.
You can imagine how excited I was to find this set . It is beautiful and is flawless – it actually looks as if it has never been used.
I think you can see why I love this one. The four little cups are perfect for sharing with friends and the kettle is always ready to put on so why not stop on over sometime? I would love to treat you to a nice cup of tea.
We sell tea in Starbucks, but I think the experience is very different. I think coffee is something that is quick – it’s transactional. I think tea is more Zen-like. It requires a different environment. Howard Schulz
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I love this set! It’s so beautiful! What time should I be over for tea? 😉
Anytime you want to come is fine with me! You are always welcome at Mary Beth’s. 🙂
Beautiful set! I love blue china and dishes.
Thanks Marla! I think it is becoming one of my top 10 favorites. Maybe….
I can see why you snapped up this tea set. Lovely and just made for friendship.
It is perfect, isn’t it?? I love it. Love love love it!
Sweet!! Perfect for green tea. I´ll be right over. XO
I am putting the kettle on. See you in say …. a day?
What a lovely set! I’m glad you rescued it before someone else got there.
Me, too! It needed to come home with me!
How pretty! Love that quote, too. Tea is much more intimate than coffee. It sets a mood.
I enjoy bargain hunting.
You and me both, Carl!
beautiful. I think the blue and white designs are my favourite. it’s very calming and traditional and for some reason, that just seems like tea.
A very nice teapot set. I think that your blue ones are the nicest. enjoy your tea.
They are really pretty and such a nice find at a thrift store. I love to see what they have there every once in a while.
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This set looks so classic!
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