I had to repost this teapot today because I had to highlight a kindness. Last week we lost power for about 5 hours in the morning due to tropical storm Zeta. I had had one cup of coffee by the time the power went out but it was doubtful when the power would come back on for cup number two or anything else. Then my sweet neighbor Elaine walked over with a teapot full of wonderful tea just for me. She has a gas stove and was sharing the love. The teapot she used was found at a local thrift shop and was just like my yellow one except in a lovely shade of greenish blue. I told her I had one similar and so today I felt the need to reshare the post from that first sharing. Enjoy.
Pastel teapots are some of the prettiest teapots there are and the one I am sharing today is a new one in my collection. I found it in our local Habitat ReStore and fell in love with it. It was displayed on a shelf with 2 other identical teapots in different colors and it was a tough choice but the yellow won out.
This one is a McCormick teapot complete with a built in ceramic strainer to make brewing easy. I love how the brewing basket sticks out to add a bit of white to the overall look.
“There were ceramic teapots in aubergine, mustard, and midnight blue (good for one, sweeter still when shared between two drinkers); and forty small, thin glasses with curved handles, set in gold- and silver-plated holders etched with arabesque swirls. Bahar gingerly lined the tea glasses up on the counter where the cappuccino machine had been stationed. She tucked the teapots into the counter’s glass-paneled belly, where they sat prettily next to twenty glass containers of loose-leaf teas, ranging from bergamot and hibiscus to oolong.”
― Marsha Mehran, Pomegranate Soup
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How kind of your neighbour!! That yellow teapot would brighten up anyone´s day! I love the quote from Pomegranate Soup, a book I enjoyed as well.
She is absolutely the best neighbor!
I now have a teapot because of Beth Ann. I like loose tea so the basket makes it easy to seep.
Yay! And thanks again!
I love the warmth of your post, must be that tea people are so sweet. I must have honey with my tea, it’s the best.
Tea people are the best and I agree that honey in tea is the perfect way to drink it.
I love the teapots that have the strainer inside of them. Makes it so much easier to brew loose leaf tea. 🙂
I know— teapots without strainers seem so silly . 😊
That is one good neighbor! 🙂
She is the best!
What a thoughtful gift from Elaine. I really like the simplicity of this teapot.
Elaine was very kind indeed. I know you enjoyed every drop of it. Love the teapot.
Your McCormick teapot was made down the road in East Liverpool, Ohio at the Hall China Company. They were purchase with points from the tea company. they are sweet tea pots. Your neighbor was very kind
Thank you, Mary! The style is so similar to Hall pots and I was a little unsure when I was researching it. I love a good Ohio teapot! Thanks for stopping by!!!