Thrift shops are often a great place to shop for a variety of bargains. I have to admit I have purchased my fair share of teapots in thrift shops and found some fabulous finds. The teapot featured today came from Affordables in Mason City, Iowa. I am always pleasantly surprised when I find a great buy and can help places like this all in the same transaction.
This one caught my eye because it was different. It is a small one with no clear markings on it which makes me think it might be a handmade one and not mass produced. It has a undercoat of brown paint and then raised splotches of white and tan paint scattered throughout the teapot. I love the unusual and random pattern and would like to think that someone had a great time when they created this little gem.
Today’s tea quote comes from Darlene Foster who loves tea almost as much as I do. Thanks, Darlene!
Taking tea is about making time instead of grabbing it, and about genuinely relaxing instead of simply giving lip service to the idea. — From “Places to Make and Take Tea” by Ann Lovejoy
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I love this unique little teapot. It may well be a hand made one. Thanks for the mention and for using the quote!
I had not thought of time as something to make vs. take. I must ponder that idea.
Not only did you find a teapot with an interesting pattern, but this will forever link you to Mason City and your memories from your time living in that Iowa community. Win win.
Great pick! Love the design.
I love this cute teapot!