Monday, July 12, 2010

Teapots and tea things..

I am in awe of some of the posts I have seem for Summer Sunday - it is freezing here at the moment. We had a lovely rain last night but today is very windy and cold - a good day for staying inside... When a looked around I could see we really needed to do a little dusting - know the feeling!!! While I was working away with my little feather duster  I was admiring my pretty teapots (which you have probably seen in different tablescapes) so I decided I would group them together for something different. I hope you enjoy them and please hop over to the great parties I'll be visiting today and tomorrow to see some great teapots.




As you can see the light at the moment is pretty much nonexistant!! I tried using a lamp to highlight the teapots but it really only made more shadows!!














This teapot at the back is one of my favourites - I love the simple shape and of course, the pink roses.




These are Maxwell and Williams teapots - so cute, don't you think?



As you can see they all have little babies to match!!



While I was on a roll I thought I may as well bring out my blue and white tea and coffee pots - there goes the dusting for today.



See I told you it was cold - even the teapots have their woolly jumpers on!



This tea cosy is my favourite - my mum made it for me ages ago. I really love the pansies on top.




Lots of little blue and white babies here too!



This pretty crocheted table cloth came from a garage sale earlier in the year - it is very pretty. It cost me $10 to buy and two weeks to get it clean but now I think it's worth it.


Suzy


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39 comments:

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you got such beautiful teapots and there is one teapot that we have the same! the Robert Gordon teapot in Liberty design. I can't pick one as fave coz I really love them all.

Joyce said...

Love the collage and those tea cozies are so cute.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Oh!!! What pretty tea pots and I love the coffee pots too!!
The pink basket of flowers is so precious!!

Debbie

A Bluebonnet in Beantown said...

Beautiful teapots! I loved reading this. It has been so hot here in New England. Reading your words and seeing your lovely teapots were a refreshing break from the heat.

The Decorating Diaries said...

That's a lot of teapots! Very pretty.

Janet

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
What pretty teapots you have! Love the Maxwell and Williams teapots with their little babies but I have to say my favourite one is the chintzy one; so very pretty! Nice tea cozy too. Your floral centerpiece in the tin container is lovely as well and so are the birdhouses I see in the background! Love your post and what fun to see all your wonderful teapots! Thanks for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday. I have added your link to my post which I will put up later today. Have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Blackwood Cottage said...

I love love love the tablecloth! That is soooo worth it! Beautiful post.
machelle

Shelia said...

Hi Suzy! Oh, I'm sorry it's so cold at your place, but you've set up a vignette with your tea pots that looks just like summer!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barbara said...

What pretty little teapots you have! Your mosaic is lovely.

michele said...

Very nice presentation of the teapots. I like the blue cozy your mom made for you.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

So very, very pretty!!! Playing with china is much more fun than dusting...have fun!!!

Atelier de Charo said...

What a fantastic collection of beautiful teapots!

Hugs
Charo

CIELO said...

Love love all your teapots; especially the rosie ones in the first couple photographs... just dreamy... Thanks for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your lovely home...

Cielo

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your teapots! Tea tastes so much better out of a pretty pot! I have a few myself and think they warm my heart when I use them. Thank you for sharing...

Vicki said...

Hello, Suzy,
You have such a lovely collection of teapots!! I love how you have them displayed all together. I, too, have a real weakness for roses. The tea cozy made by your mum is sweet as can be, love every thing about it!! Sending love and hugs to you, my tea time friend~ Vicki

Marydon said...

Suzy, your collection of tea pots & tea cozies are wonderful! Such beautiful pieces.

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Terri said...

All of your tea pots are amazing! I can't believe how many you have!
Your photos of them are lovely. And the image on your sidebar of stacked green tea cups....be still my heart!
Thank you so much for sharing in Tea Cup Tuesday.
Hugs,
Terri

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Suzy :) What a beautiful collection of teapots you have! I would rather be setting up cute little vignettes than dusting any day, LOL :)

Happy Teacup Tuesday, warmest, Brenda

Snap said...

What a wonderful collection of tea pots and cozies! Charming!

Rachel said...

I am in the mood for a spot of tea now! I love the pinky ones, but if I had them, I would fill them with pens and embelishments for my paper art! TFS!

Bookie said...

Nice collection! I enjoyed seeing it and love the way you sat some on cake plates. Nice touch.

Carol said...

Suzy, do you know that every time I visit your blog and see the picture of the teacups at the top, they literally take my breath away? I am surprised by the beauty every time!

Bookie said...

Blogger is refusing me this morning. I will try again because I want you to know I enjoyed your tea pot collection. I also think posing them on a cake stand was a great idea!

Virginia said...

Wow! There are all so beautiful, hard to decide with one I like best and their little companions are so pretty and we can’t forget the woolly jumpers….there are adorable.
Love it all!!
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

Lady Katherine said...

Yes, the tablecloth was worth it! I love it! So pretty! You have a wonderful collection of Teapots! I adore the pansy teapot, even though I love roses! I also just adore the pansy teacozy your Mum made! It is wonderful! Now, I do love blue so much, your have some wonderful blue teapots! The stripe one is my favorite or maybe the dark blue one! lol Just loved seeing all your lovely treasures! Thank You for joining me again for Tea Time Tuesday! Love those Teapots!

Wanda Lee said...

This has been pure delight and absolutely, 'tea-lighful'!..,( The dusting can wait for another day)!.., Hehe

What a marvelous collection of teapots and tea cozies.., Wow!~ I just love them all!

Thanks so very much for partaking with my 39th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', as well as my 30th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee', this week, for our little; 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Kathy said...

Loved you sharing your musings and your love for your teapots! Their quite beautiful! Wonderfully photographed!
Kathy

parTea lady said...

Your teapots are all lovely. How nice to have matching jugs for them. I really like the tea cozy your Mom made and the beautiful tablecloth.

Appleshoe said...

Oh the lighting is perfect. Shadows add something, and there is warmth in the light. Beautiful teapots and all with matching creamers. I only have a few. Take care.

Tina Eudora said...

Oh so many beautiful florals and then that lovely crocheted tablecloth too! How lucky to have found it for $10, very lucky find! And so perfect with your china....
It may be cold and dark where you are but with those lovely teapots sitting out it seems bright and cheerful...
Have a super week and stay warm!
Tina xo

Bernideen said...

I especially love your cozies!

Mary said...

Oh what a beautiful collection you have! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely things at MM. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous collection of tea pots. I really couldn't pick a favorite, I thought they were all just beautiful. I love the different color schemes you have, that is such a great idea and such lovely vignettes. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Beth said...

Suzy, I love the pansy and rose teapots! Just gorgeous! And what a lovely lace tablecloth! Enjoyed your bouquet, too.
Have a great week.
Beth

Jane said...

I so enjoyed all your great table settings. I believe you had fun doing it too! I like how you put the creamers with the teapots. I will have to try this sometime. You have many lovely sets. And your tea cozies are so pretty. I enjoyed looking at these after a long day of accounting. I believe it pushed my seratonin up a few degress. Thank you for sharing.

Pondside said...

What a pretty mosaic. I love pink and I love roses ........and of course, I love tea too!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Nice tea pots, love the tablecloth and I think the cozy with the pom pom is really cute!

Mimi said...

Suzy, the crocheted table topper is exquisite. You have a wonderful collection of teapots...I think I would have to choose, as my favorite, the one with the purple pansies...I love it.
Have a wonderful weekend, I wish I could send you some of our heat in exchange for some of your cold weather!

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for sharing these special teapots with us. Love the tea cosies. Lovely vignettes.
The cloth was worth all the work. Fabulous!
Thank you for partaking te with us. Love to see you next week.
Blessings, Pam