This sweet teapot was a gem I picked up while I was in Faribault, MN visiting Audrey (from Minnesota Prairie Roots). This one was at a lovely shop called The Nook and Cranny and it was one of a whole plethora that caught my eye but this one made its way home with me. If you are even in the area you definitely need to check this gem of a shop out because they are loaded with antiques and gifts galore that just may need to make a trip home in your car.
As always I seem to find some pretty amazing and unique teapots in thrift and antique stores. I think it is where teapots go to find new people to love them and I am always happy to provide a loving home to a new to me teapot. Several people have asked how many teapots I have in my collection now and I have to admit I honestly have no idea. I started to make a list at one point back when I started Teapot Tuesday in 2011 and then for some reason that went by the wayside. Let’s just say I have more than 10 and less than 1000.
Thanks to all who come back on Tuesdays to specifically see the teapots I share from my collection and beyond. It means a lot to me that I have regular Tuesday readers. Leave me a comment and tell me if you have a teapot in your home. All comments made on the blog this month mean a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause — AAUW Scholarship Fund.
When you sit in a café, with a lot of music in the background and a lot of projects in your head, you’re not really drinking your coffee or your tea. You’re drinking your projects, you’re drinking your worries. You are not real, and the coffee is not real either. Your coffee can only reveal itself to you as a reality when you go back to your self and produce your true presence, freeing yourself from the past, the future, and from your worries. When you are real, the tea also becomes real and the encounter between you and the tea is real. This is genuine tea drinking.
THICH NHAT HANH, Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames