I say it all of the time but I really mean it. I have the best friends in the entire world. The teapot featured today is new to me but has been in a collection for awhile. My friend, “Cotton” Ketchie is downsizing and will be closing his gallery -Landmark Galleries – located in Mooresville, NC in the near future. Along with his extensive offerings of his own artwork and photography he also has a massive collection of both decoys and pottery.
Several months ago Chris and I visited the gallery and went upstairs to check out his collection of pottery and decoys as he was beginning to start to sell some of them to the public. I did not pick out a teapot that day because it just did not seem like the right time.
Leave it to my friends to look out for me. My friend Judy went and picked out this whimsical and perfect teapot and two cups for my collection. She transported it to my friend Ann and my benefactor, Mr. Diamond, made the funds transfer happen so that I could own a beautiful teapot from our friend “Cotton”. It was a birthday present this year. I am in love with it.
The blue reminds me of Ann as that is her favorite color and the whimsical part reminds me of Judy because she loves things like this.
I love the details on the little cups.
The teapot is work of art.
The artist’s signature (don’t ask me who it is) is on the bottom of each item. I need to check with “Cotton” to determine who it is.
Just look at that little curly cue on the lid. Perfection.
This is definitely among my top 10 teapots now and has a place of honor on our mantel where I can see it every single day. Thanks to the teamwork I have another perfect tea set.
Then Mrs. Tiggy-winkle made tea – a cup for herself and a cup for Lucie. They sat before the fire on a bench and looked sideways at one another. Mrs. Tiggy-winkle’s hand, holding the tea-cup, was very very brown, and very very wrinkly with the soap-suds; and all through her gown and her cap, there were HAIRPINS sticking wrong end out; so that Lucie didn’t like to sit too near her. – Beatrix Potter, English author and illustrator, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
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Now this is one of my favourite teapots of yours! I love the design, the glaze and the pattern. The artist´s symbol looks like a crane. This set is similar to my daughter´s style of pottery. She uses a bell symbol as her last name is German for bell. I like how potters do that. Would be curious as to what the crane stands for. It must look fabulous on your mantel.
I thought of your daughter when I received this one, Darlene! I really did. Pottery artists are the best and I am fortunate to have several pottery teapots in my collection. As a matter of fact several of my favorite ones are pottery. I do need to find out who the artist is. I know “Cotton” knows!
When you find out, let us know. xx
This beautiful is a beautiful teapot and lovely story of friendship
Thanks, Mary. I am so blessed in so many ways and this teapot will always remind me of some of the best people in my life. Thank you for stopping by!
How special! And, so lovely, too. Yes, you are blessed. Hugs.
Very blessed. Beyond belief. Thanks for stopping by!
I love having things that remind me of dear people in my life! Love the deep blue.
A treasured teapot!
Not only is it beautiful, but the story behind it is so special!
What an incredible gift. I especially love that it’s handcrafted.
I see quilt motifs!!!! AND IT’S BLUE AND WHITEish!!!!!!!!! LUV this!!!!!!! Yup….keep it on that mantel so my next visit………………………………….
It is really beautiful. I love this one.