Monday, October 11, 2010

Tattered Old Teapot

I have quite a collection of old enamel ware - kitchenware used in many of the old Australian farm house.
On this pot stand in the corner of my kitchen I have a couple of old saucepans, a little milk pail on the top and two cute teapots.

I certainly wouldn't like to drink a cup of tea from these!  They do however, make wonderful vases for bunches of pretty daisies!

This teapot with the pretty pattern on is my favourite. It is not nearly as common as the one above it but I still don't think it is very valuable.  I puchased this at a farm clearing sale many years ago. Sorry about the spooky photo above - it looks like halloween is coming to Australia!! lol 

This poor old teapot would certainly have a tale or two to tell. The pretty green and cream teacup and saucer is a perfect match!! 

Like all of us, it has a few dings in it to show it has been around for a while!! 


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Anonymous said...

I love the enamel ware it's gorgeous, and i really love the stand you have them on. It really looks charming. I have a few pieces, and i'm always on the look out for more....Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Suzy,
I really like your collection of dinged enamelware! I find it very charming! I have an old tin cup which I must share one of these weeks. How nicely your teacup goes with the teapot! Thank you for sharing.


Vicki said...

Love all of your vintage teapots. They are all very charming. Happy Tea Time on Tuesday to you, dear friend~love and blessings, Vicki

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What wonderful tea pots. You have a great collection. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your enamelware teapots are really nice. I think only a hard working farm girl would have been able to lift one of these with tea in it.

{oc cottage} said...

OH! What a collection! I love enamelware!

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Snap said...

I love the enamelware. Love the old tea pot. It has a lot of character and a lot of stores to tell! Happy Tea Time!

Gee said...

Hi Suzy,

Im sure you are happy to have that enamel teapots in yr possession. It can be considered antique now. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Suzy!

At long last I am able to come by for a proper visit!..,Things have been unbelieveably busy here!

That tea time vignette from last week's tea with the dear little Harrods Rosey mug was beyond darling!

I am also so enjoying this vignette with all of your fabulous vintage enamel ~ So wonderful!

Thanks so much for joining in with the teatime fun!~ It's always such a pleasure having you partake!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
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fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

very pretty enamelware teapots! I have few of my own.. more to pink, blue and green colours.. but when you arrange them nicely, they look so pretty! thanks for sharing. have a great day!

Dazie said...

Fab tea pots but the last is gorgeous its very rennie macintosh like.

Terri said...

I love your collection of enamel ware. The color is great! And your tea cup does match well. The soft greens are lovely.
Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Suzy,
I gues, this teapot is around 80 years old. It's like an old lady. Old but very charming. And the cup is the perfect partner to the tea pot.
Wonderful vignettes, thank you for sharing.
Greetings, Johanna @

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I think your teapot must have a story...when you find something unique, don't you just wonder and wonder what its life was before you? I know I do.
It all looks very nice and I love your pot rack!

Marie said...

Hi Suzy - I'm in love...with your vintage teapots! Love 'em all. What a great collection! Stopping by from Teacup Tuesdays. Oh and I'm having a gift raffle. Hope you can join.

Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE the enamelware!!!!!!!!! I remember a lot of it at my grandparents' Kansas farm when I was a child. SO cool! The pot really did go very well with your green & white tea cup & saucer. Amazing! The dings give it character and show it has been well loved over the years. Have a wonderful week!

Cindy said...

Very nice, I have several pieces of enamelware and I love it. Your teapots are especially nice, I hope I can find one of them.

GardenOfDaisies said...

What gorgeous enamel teapots! I love the art deco design.

KathyB. said...

I like all kinds of enamel ware and you have a nice collection of it and have displayed it so well!

parTea lady said...

You have a great enamel ware collection. I love the teapot with the Art Deco looking trim. That is a very pretty teacup you have paired with it.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Suzy,

Although I was here earlier,this is all just so lovely, as always!.., I love your enamel ware.

Although I try so hard, (and also each week these days, 'I say to myself', that I will be earlier by far, in getting by to visit and see your lovely tea party posts and extend a warm invitation also for next week's tea's)!..,


Here I am once again, 'on the cusp' of a brand new week, just now finding the much coveted time to visit you, my dear tea party participant and dear blog friend, yet once again, much later than I would like.

It has been an exceptionally busy season, yet I thank you ever so much for joining me for my, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', and shared, 'Tea Pot And Tea Things Tuesday', corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Tea Time In Blogland'!..,

It is always such a pleasure having you join us!

This week coming marks my 52nd and 25th such tea parties respectively; hope to see you once again then!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee