Friday, June 18, 2010

spouting off

Please forgive me for spouting off, I am rather proud of the way my teapots are getting along.
The round tea pot was a wedding gift, and I have enjoyed using it nearly every day for twenty plus years.
The smaller, more elongated tea pot is a fairly new addition, an original from Eva Zeisel. I love it for making my own jasmine tea. I found it at a local shop nearby and had to have it. I gave it to myself for my very own birthday. I used money from my Mom who always tells me -"Now do not use that for the children, you buy yourself something special."
Special spout, not so short and stout but still a lovely spout for pouring myself a cup of tea. I have a pretty flowery tea pot too, but that is for another post and for when I am feeling the need for a High tea with all the accoutrements.

Thanks for letting me spout off about my own little spouts. Speaking of spouting off, what sorts of tea pots do you possess or pine for?


21 comments:

two hippos said...

great teapots! I use an old Wedgwood teapot, although I would love a big tomato sleepy face teapot for fun.

pve design said...

2 hippos-
omg. I love that big tomato sleepy face teapot.
my friend is moving to London, and I want to go there and shop when i come for a cheeky visit!
pve

Frau said...

They are so nice. Question I'm just starting to like making tea and collecting tea pots what do you clean them with? I bought some at flea market so pretty but they are stained. Have a wonderful Friday.

pve design said...

Frau-
the best is a simple solution of baking soda and white vinegar. Let it soak, one t. of each in watter and all the tea stains will vanish. Then wash well with soap and water.
pve

Debra said...

I have a few special teapots! And that gives me a good idea for a post-thank you PvE! The one I usually use is a plain white, perfect for two cups! There will be no tea today, as it is suppose to climb into the 90's! Perhaps some iced-tea! Have a great day and weekend!

pretty pink tulips said...

Love teapots. And funny enough --- I probably drink coffee more, but the look of teapots is just so precious. I have a white porcelain one edged in gold from a thrift shop and my white Juliska one - it's pudgy. And, your mom sounds like mine!!

paula said...

Yours is beautiful. Mine is the stove top kind that just heats the water. no fun at all.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I have tea almost every morning via my trusty blue Le Cruset teapot.

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ArchitectDesign™ said...

LOVELY! Great bday gift :-)
My everyday teapot (well, more like twice a day!) is similar to this really; martha for macys in pure white. Beautiful round shape and delicate handle. It holds 2 large mug fulls easily. I love it! The first one actually broke and I hunted down a 2nd one at a macy's way out in the burbs when the one here in the city stopped carrying it!.

Mariska Meijers said...

I have a chinese one and one with a hunting scenen that belonged to my grandfather. Have a lovely weekend with lots of sprouting inspirations!

Gramercy Home said...

Great find. It's tres pretty. I use my trusty stainless I got in London - I figured it must make good tea. I can't drink tea, however, in an ugly mug. I have a crazy collection of tea cups and saucers - I'm like an old lady!

24 Corners said...

Your teapots are beautiful! I haven't seen mine in four years...haven't found them yet amongst the many boxes that still need to be unpacked! So...I've been a teabag in mug gal! xo

LindsB said...

I love that your mom reminds you to spend your birthday money on yourself and not the kids- what a sweet mom you have!

The Muddy Dog said...

We have a Wedgwood Countryware pot for every day (I am a tea drinker, but hubby is a coffee fanatic....Dunkin Donuts sent him a VIP card) and a lovely antique silver pot inherited from my Godmother for our Sunday teatime. I adore yours, pve, they are so simple and just lovely! And your mum is right - spend it on you!!!

Hamptontoes said...

I love drinking tea (not a coffee drinker), but I don't use a fancy teapot or one at all. I get hot water from my husband's Keurig and then pop a tea bag in the mug. Having a teapot would be more fun!

Maria Killam said...

Hey great headline Patricia! I have a stainless steel pot but I should use my pretty white one!

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VictoriaArt said...

I know that tea pot!!!!
So pretty!

XX
V.

Marija said...

I love to drink tea. And I love to buy teapots. I just realized, however, I seldom serve my tea in a teapot. Funny...

Sensible Footwear said...

What lovely teapots you have - very elegant. My mother used to collect them and one of those she had was a cube shaped one which was used on Cunard liners in the 1930's. It could only be described as a one cup pot though. We have a hand-me-down one at home - it's a bit like the traditional 'Brown Betty'.