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