Redware teapots like this one were a really popular style of teapot in the 1950’s and 1960’s. My mom had one and I am pretty sure my Grandma Bonnie had one as well. The one I am sharing today is one that my sister gave me that came from her mother in law so it is about the same age as well.
Many of these popular teapots had floral patterns painted on them and while the designs may vary from teapot to teapot they all were similar in style.
Notice this one even has a little hole in the lid where the tea ball can be secured. I love the design on this teapot and think that it served many cups of teas over the years.
Teapots come in so many styles and every time I see a new one I get excited. But sometimes the old ones like this vintage redware one are the best ones because they come with memories.
“The art of tea, whichever way you drink it, or whichever country you are from, has one underlining thread for all of us. It is the cultivation of yourself as you follow the ceremony of preparing your tea, the way in which you make your tea, how and where you drink it, and with whom. Making a cup of tea creates a space for just being.”
― Nicola Salter
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I agree, the old ones have a certain charm. Are they called redware because of the terracotta clay under the glaze, I wonder? Now I am off to have a cup of tea with a friend at The White Rose Tea Room. It is a tea day!!
I am assuming that is the reason as well. Have fun at the Tea Room! Perfect thing to do today!
I’ve never seen one like that! Very nice.
There are usually a few found in antique and thrift shops. It is a very popular design and I suspect they were not expensive teapots so they were in many houses. This one is in really great shape as well.
That is a beautiful teapot!
Thanks! I love it as well!
Now that one is a beauty!
I agree. It’s the memories which make any “thing” of great value.
I think my mom has one of those that has been passed down.
Oh my friend has one very similar to this one, it’s very beautifully designed.