Lots of teapots lose their lids along the way.
Who knows what happens to them? Sometimes they get broken. Sometimes they get misplaced. But a lidless teapot can still be used and today I wanted to share a new to me teapot that I found at Burlap and Lace.
If you remember that post I wrote soon after owner Connie Caldwell opened her vintage shop on Main Street in Brevard (click that link above) you will remember how excited I was to find her. She and I share some common geographical history but the best part is that she is just a sincerely wonderful person. I have shopped her shop quite frequently and always come away with something special.
Connie is downsizing in preparation for a move to a smaller space and so I stopped in to see what she had in the shop. I found several things that made their way home with me but the one to share with you today is this delightful lidless teapot.
I brought it home and set it up on top of my newly acquired card catalog and knew it needed something more.
A quick DIY project which was basically popping a plant in it and I think it looks adorable.
What do you think? Perfect solution to a lidless teapot, don’t you think?
Tea, No Sympathy
Bigelow brews up basic black;
Lipton warms with its touch
of tart Tuscan lemon. But I see
these aren’t your cups of tea.
With them, you get no yin, no
yang, no sweet and bitter blend
of Golden Flower, no accents
of lanky Jasmine Fairy Maidens
quick to unfold their charms
in the tallest sipping glasses. You
tend to trend to gourmet tastes,
need all the tea in China to brew
old Harney’s Golden Monkey,
uncovering leaves’ clearest notes
of honey to sweeten and loosen
your Rumi’s tongue. “Take tea
with me” comes in a silken sachet
I need not strain to decipher. Oh,
to get tippy in Assam’s best garden,
to unwrap your golden Dikom buds
as I unwind my pearls and purple sari.