Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tea for Two

Today is Tea for Two day. Nope, I am not serving tea in a beautiful tablescape like my friends Diann at The Thrifty Groove, Linda at A La Carte, or Mimi at In the Middle of Nowhere seem to effortlessly put together. These ladies always display such elegant and charming vignettes at their blogs, with their beautiful china and linens, as well as take the time to note the manufacturer and history of each piece. For me, I am just showing my collection of teapots, just three of my more interesting pieces, and all recent finds in time for Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays and Suzanne at Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursdays. Please click on these links or on their respective buttons on my sidebar. Thanks.

All three of these pieces share being made in Japan and have the same wire handle. (See first photo of all three pieces).

This first teapot reminds me of Ben Franklin with the hat and specs; however, I don't think old Ben would have been wearing a green polka dot bow tie. Either way, it is a charming face. I found this a couple of weeks ago at Salvation Army for $3.99.

This little rooster pot was found at Goodwill for $.99 cents, just last night. Honestly, they were selling things for $4.99 and $5.99 that I would not even have paid $1.00 for, and yet this little beauty was only $.99 cents. Oh well. I won't complain about that.

The seashell is not a teapot. It is marked in gold handwriting on the top as a creamer. It was a lawnsale find for $.50 and it was different and I like different. But, I am saving the best for last. This past Saturday, I was at a church sale, my favorite kind, and two seconds in, found this wonderful cookie jar for $1.00.

How fitting for a Church Sale. Here it is in all its cuteness. It is a Friar Cookie Jar produced by Twin Winton Ceramics (1936-1975), a California Pottery Company originally started by twin brothers. This piece is from 1960, the year I was born so of course it had to be mine.

I am curling up with a plate of cookies and a cup of tea and plan to spend the next hour visiting with friends at Linda's (and Suzanne's on Thursday) party for a much needed tea-time break. Thanks for stopping by today. Would you like cream or sugar for your tea?

Got it at Goodwill


~~Carol~~ said...

Sherrie, I like your teapot collection! And that one really does look like Ben Franklin. I'm heading over to your other blog to see how your shop is doing.
Have a great day!

Mimi said...

Cute teapots...he does look like Ben, but also reminds me of the Toby mugs. Of course, my favorite is the one with the rooster! Great cookie jar.
Thanks for the link, I really appreciate it.
Oh, one day in the not too distant future I will show where all my dishes are kept!

Anonymous said...

I l-o-v-e your finds, Sherrie :) Just darling.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sherrie your teapots are adorable. I love the rooster one of course. My favorite find is the Cookie Jar!!! It so cute and just right for you since it was made in 1960! Thanks for mentioning me and the other gals. WE do enjoy our tablescaping! Of course it's an addiction and all those plates, cups and teapots oh my!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving the Friar cookie jar, way too cute, but my favorite is the rooster tea pot.


I love teapots!!! And that rooster teapot is just adorable!! I've never seen anything quite like the seashell creamer. It's very pretty. You seem to be so lucky at finding such good steals. I've gone to my Goodwill and Salvation Army and there is nothing there that catches my eye! Hope you're having a great week!

Troy said...

This is such a fun post. I love the cookie jar, and the little tidbits of information make it just the kind of post I am looking for to join my Tuesday Trivia Tie-in party every tuesday. Won't you consider linking up in future weeks?

LV said...

You have some very different and nice cookie jars and tea pots. I have not seen any of these before. Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

love the teapots. nice change from those with flowers. what a great purchase price. have a good day. rose

Debbie said...

THose are darling teapots. Loving the rooster!~ I have my thrift party going on now, if you would like to join, I would love to have you. Debbie

Anonymous said...

Such great finds! Love the rooster teapot and the seashell creamer, so unusual

Diann said...

Hi Sherrie!

Thanks so much for the kind words!

The two teapots are amazing! I have never found anything like them while out thrfting! And the cookie jar as awesome! But, I have to say, I am in love with that seashell creamer!! I have never seen one even remotely like it before! What a great find and a GREAT price!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Sherrie, you're more than welcome to use that image from my blog!