Jun 29, 2011

Tea(pot) and a Thought

I just got a new teapot. I already have a teapot. Actually, I have three teapots. Okay, four: A small practical pot, a leaky squat pot that I'm going to use as a planter, a medium-size pretty pot, and a large entertaining pot (with matching mugs). Is five excessive? If I say I'm starting a collection does it seem less decadent?
I've decided teapots are like bras: some are for day-to-day use, some are for special use, and some are for day-to-day-but-I-want-to-feel-special use. If this teapot was a bra it would be for day-to-day-feel-special use. It would be the kind of teapot that would make my boobs look perky but seamless under all my tees. Yeah okay, so I'm still working out this teapot-bra analogy; in the meantime, please admire my new teapot, Timsy.
Yes, I've named him.
Isn't he adorable? And he pours wonderfully, too. I got him for $8 but you can find him here for $12.99. I've given up biscuits with my tea (bikini angst) for a few weeks, but at least I can replace the sugar with a little whimsy/Timsy.

Now, to find some cute little cups ...

5 comments:

susan* said...

Well this is definitely a teapot worthy of being named! What a cutie. I myself am in need of a tea cozy but they all seem to be made from old lady curtain patterns.

Jacinta said...

I hear you on the tea cozies Susan—they're either old lady curtains or old lady Christmas sweaters! I was thinking about knitting a striped and beaded back blanket/cozy for Timsy, but then thought that dressing my elephant teapot might be crossing a line ...
I really like these collected by tas-ka cozies http://bit.ly/kyF9UY
and this one from Inklore http://bit.ly/lgIylC ... although a sewing machine and some lessons might be cheaper!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Timsy is adorable. Happy tea times from now on :)
Meadows and Byrne have really cute jugs. I got one where the milk flows through a birdy's beak. Sweet! (And so cheap.) Or cheep! Groan. I'll go now...)

p.s. go to Etsy for tea cosies. In fact, go to Etsy for everything cute and crafty :)

tea cozy said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE this! so cute!

Jacinta said...

He is a pretty cute little elephant tea pot (haven't you always wanted to say that?!) and who knew trunks were designed to pour tea beautifully?

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