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.
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Thich Nhat Hanh puts it so well. I think it is wonderful that you give these lovely teapots a good new home. That little bird on top must have been calling to you. xo
Thanks, Darlene. My husband thinks I have a problem with teapots and books…..I just might.
Well, there are worse problems to have. xo
I’m fallen behind with my teapot posts. But I am glad I didn’t this one! It is lovely with the petals and bird on top. Happy Teapot Tuesday.
This teapot is really a beautiful one and the bird is the perfect topper ! Thanks for stopping by!
I love the color and glaze of this teapot.
It is really a beautiful teapot, isn’t it?
This one is a cutie. I have a few tea pots and love them all. And im always very tempted to get more… my kids roll their eyes at me. 🙂
Well kids just do not understand the love of tea, do they? And all things tea related.
Lol. Ashley and Conner enjoy a cup now and then but they just don’t get it yet. 😊
My eye always spies teapots in thrift, antique, and gift shops. They just DO call out to you, don’t they? And this one is no exception. The little bird on top just makes it special.
There are almost always a couple in thrift shops. Some don’t call to me quite as loudly as others but it is fun to see what there is that has been shared by another person who didn’t need it anymore.
Thanks for the shout out to my blog, Faribault and the Nook and Cranny. How well I remember our sweet celebration of my September birthday several years ago. Love you, my friend.
That was definitely a fun day! I had to look up to see if Nook and Cranny was still open before I republished this post and was happy to see that they are. That is good news for the good people of Faribault.
I always look forward to Tea Pot Tuesday’s. I have a musical tea pot that my mother gave me, she bought it special because I used to have a small group of ladies meet here for chit chat.
Oh I am so glad you look forward to Teapot Tuesday! That makes me smile. I have a musical teapot in my collection –I am going to have to hunt it up so i can share it as well now that you have me thinking about it.
Next time you find yourself in the area check out the Spam museum in Austin, MN… Totally something to do. Oh yeah and check out the restaurant Crescendo!
I have been to the Spam museum and it is a hoot! It was closed for awhile for renovation or something but I am pretty sure it is back open again. Need went to that restaurant so will have to check it out if I am ever up there again. Seems like once we left Iowa we have had no desire to go back…
I wonder if your teapot has a matching creamer and sugar. I’m a sucker for those! They remind me of the simple pleasures in life.
Cute bird…I wonder if it was meant to be a Rainbow Bunting?
I am not sure— maybe that was the intention.