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.
— Maureen Doallas, author of Neruda’s Memoirs
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That is so sweet!! Love it with the little plant!
I was happy with the way it turned out with the plant in it—It looks cute on our table on the deck now!
I think lidless teapots make excellent plant pots or holders of fresh cut flowers! Where do those lids go? It´s kind of like that extra lone sock. Where did its partner go?
Maybe the lidless teapot and single sock can pair up…somehow. Lol.
That’s a great idea. Hmmm….what shenanigans could they get into?
Somewhere there are lids and stray socks having a party I think!!
Fresh cut flowers would be perfect in this one as well since it is a little taller than some and the neck is narrow. If I kill the plant I will remember this idea!
great plant pot! well played!
Thanks! I thought it worked out perfectly!
It is–now if I can keep the plant alive. 🙂
I love this idea so much. I’m also a sucker for blue and white patterns. 🙂
The blue and white is what caught my eye . Lid or no lid this one is a winner.
Very nice! (I don’t think a tea plant could grow inside a teapot?)
Love the lidless teapot with the plant. Perfect way to decorate your table.
Yes, perfect use of a lidless teapot. And I am seriously jealous that you own a card catalog.
I have a teapot that I found for free and would like to find a lid that goes to it. They only thing is there is no makers mark so I can’t find any info on it. Any advice that you can give me about where to go? I think it’s porcelain and old.
I recently got a lidless teapot. I really love it and want to buy a replacement lid for it. The one thing is, there is no backmark on it so I don’t know anything about it. It has a duck head spout, and is hand painted. I think it’s porcelain. Can anyone help me? I would love to learn anything about this teapot.
If you want to email me a pic of it I can try to help. Thanks for stopping by!