Teapot Tuesday is here again and this week I am featuring another new to me teapot . After our week at the beach we came home and found this lovely teapot on the counter from our cat sitter, Allie. She knows my weakness for teapots, obviously, since she is in our home quite often and has gifted me with yet another really cute one.
What struck me about this one is that after I looked at it more closely I realized that the little button on the lid had broken off. The ingenious person who fixed it used part of a wine cork to substitute for the knob. Genius. The pot had extended life because of a smart person.
The other thing I love about this one is that it has a strainer built into the spout so I can brew loose tea in it without even using a tea strainer or a tea infuser. It is perfect.
I love the details on the pot itself and the handle makes the pot easy to pour and decorative at the same time.
It’s a keeper, isn’t it? I love it and feel so blessed that we have such a wonderful young lady looking after Buddy and Holly while we have to be away. Peace of mind is a good thing.
From the 1968 classic movie – – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
This is livin’, this is style, this is elegance by the mile. Oh the posh posh traveling life, the traveling life for me. First cabin and captain’s table regal company. Whenever I’m bored I travel abroad but ever so properly. Port out, starboard home, posh with a capital P-O-S-H, posh. The hands that hold the scepters, every head that holds a crown. They’ll always give their all for me they’ll never let me down. I’m on my way to far away tah tah and toodle-oo and fare thee well, and Bon Voyage arrivederci too. O the posh posh traveling life, the traveling life for me. First cabin and captain’s table regal company. Pardon the dust of the upper crust–fetch us a cup of tea.
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How thoughtful. I love the cork as a replacement for the knob on the teapot. Very clever, it goes with the natural look of the teapot. Pots with a builtin strainer are perfect. This one looks Asian to me.
You might be right about it being Asian. I had not thought about that –there are no markings on it at all to give me any hints but your guess is a good one. The cork looks so natural there, doesn’t it?
What a sweetheart, that Allie. And I do love this more earthy teapot.
Pretty! Another idea? It might make a really nice planter!
I like the cork too. I’ve seen some built-in strainers in no-frills stainless teapots from the 1950s…
Love it. But love the thoughtfulness even more. xo
Someone had his/her thinking cap on using that cork in place of the broken knob. It makes that teapot even more unique. 🙂