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