Monday, May 12, 2014

Taking Time for a Teapot


I enjoy shopping for antiques and collectibles. It’s fun to find a vintage or retro treasure or two . . .
maybe more. The photo below is of a hand painted Lefton teapot in the Magnolia pattern. It’s vintage at best. I usually like roses on china, but something about the delicate look of the hand painted flowers called to me. I suppose it rather reminds me of the Desert Rose pattern of my good dishes.

The teapot was acquired on a recent trip to Lakeville, Minnesota, visiting a place called Hot Sam’s. This antique store, housed in a two-story log cabin, contains an eclectic mix of items. The long driveway is flanked by unique metal sculptures and cast-offs, such as classic cars and junkers, statues, etc.


Searching through the stacks of teacups and saucers I wondered what kinds of homes the china pieces had come from, a middle class home? Or an upper class estate? Or were they treasured pieces in a poor family, handed down by a beloved grandmother? While they probably didn’t come from any place like Downton Abbey, I still thought each plate, cup, creamer, teapot has a story.

This week’s writing prompt: She placed the Magnolia teapot on the table, while she waited for her guests. As they arrived . . .

Ideas: You can write about 1) the ensuing tea party, 2) show a conversation with the teapot in use or 3) write about what the teapot means to the hostess. How has she acquired it?

Come back Wednesday for a new installment of "Wednesday Whimsy" with Lilybits, the tail-less wonder and see what she has to say this week.

{PD} image from the Graphics Fairy



3 comments :

  1. Oh, fun! Love the teapot, and love antiquing. Why are we women so drawn to china and glassware, but there it is. lol! Love the story ideas too! Great post!

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    1. Thanks, Joan. Glad you enjoyed the post! So true about the love for china and
      glassware! :)

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  2. I came across this post while searching for the background of the matching sugar pot and creamer that I have. It's neat to know that there's a coffee pot to go with it! I'll have to keep my out for an extra one. :)

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