Do you think parents should have a favorite child? Just asking. No judgment here.
It’s a strange question on Teapot Tuesday, isn’t it? But a valid one since today’s teapot is a gift from one of my daughters.
Hey–wait just a cotton picking minute. I don’t have any daughters, do I? I do, kind of. When we were on a blogging event someone mistook Chris and I for the parents of a couple of the bloggers and the story has unfolded over time. It has been embellished upon and exaggerated over recent months and my two daughter status has expanded into something like 15 daughters. It’s all good. Especially when they give me teapots.
Donna, one of the “Original Daughters” who blogs at DonnaHup.com went thrift store shopping and found me this lovely apple one cup teapot and cup combo. I love it. She knew I would and she was so excited to bring it to me and share.
How cute is that apple in the bottom of the cup part of the teapot set?
I must admit it was a bit bittersweet because just weeks before we had gone thrift store shopping with our friend, Amy, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident during a horrible winter snowstorm. All of the North Iowa Bloggers continue to feel the loss and miss her every day. When Donna gave me this teapot it reminded me of our thrift shop fun with Amy –what great memories.
I love any teapot that anyone gifts me and it just made me smile to see how excited Donna was when she gave this perfect little apple teapot to me. I love it and I love the fact that everyone thinks of me when they see a teapot these days.
“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o’clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.”
― Thomas de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater
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It’s okay to have a favorite as long as it’s me 😉 love you!!
Love you back! 🙂 Thanks again!
What a cute teapot……not to mention your fav color! Enjoy your daughters….lol in the future you probably will have a daughter-in-law!!!
Thanks, Amy! I love it because it is red, of course. And yes—hopefully I will have a couple of daughter in laws one of these days. 🙂
You have such a fun collection (of friends, “daughters,” and teapots!!
I do, don’t I? I am so blessed with my collections. 🙂
Love this! Especially because it was from our Donna, but how can you not love having the teapot and tea cup in one??
It is the perfect combo in my humble opinion! She was so excited to give it to me and I loved that!
Oh, Beth Ann, you are so loved. By many. What a blessing all of these daughters are to you.
I can’t pass a teapot either without thinking of you.
Thanks, Audrey. I am very blessed with friends. And these “daughters” are the absolute best. I am glad that everyone thinks of me when they see a teapot. It makes me smile! A lot.
This teapot is very you! I love the apple inside. Donna has good taste.
I think so, too! I didn’t know about that cute little apple inside for awhile because I had not actually taken the pot off the cup.
What lovely teapot and a nice gift from you friend. I’ve been wondering how everyone was doing with the loss. The heartache must be deep. Hugs.
Thanks, Gibber. We are all coping. We have had several other heart wrenching things happen within our group since then and we are all bonding and helping each other through it all. We are a good support system for one another. Thanks for thinking of us.
Oh my goodness that doesn’t sound good. I’m sorry. I’m glad that you have each other.
Seems your “daughter” knows you well. Love this combo of pot and cup in one. So convenient. I always think of you when I look at my small but growing collection of tea pots, cups and infusers. 🙂
See—you have something to aspire to when you look at me, right? Crazy teapot lady!!! Thanks for stopping by, Suzi!