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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tea-rific

What's It Wednesday #82


I come from a very long line of tea drinkers. With being  a tea-aholic comes the  teapot obsession. With family coming in town, it's the perfect time to serve tea from a cutie. 

Many of us have joined the collectors and connoisseurs from around the world who have been collecting blue-and-white porcelain since the Ming Dynasty. So when I saw this little guy in a shop I of course could not leave him there.


Fast forward to the 20th century and you find this lovely whimsical teapot designed by the acclaimed Paul Cardew. Paul is known for his amazing Disney teapots. 


Paul Cardew is also known as the foremost designer of collectible English Teapots in the world. When you remove the teapot top you can see where you pour the hot water.

This rare teapot is an old stove that displays a variety of blue and white miniature pots and tea kettles. The fact that they are blue and whites was the perfect fit in my collection of blue and whites. The little mitten is my favorite part of the teapot.



 Have a "Tea-rific" summer!!!


xoxoxox
Paula

Congratulations to those of you who were featured on last week's post and thanks to all who partied with us. Please link-up and join us again. 
Remember, it's not a party without you!


Here are this Week's Features:


Biljana Shabby

Marvin's Daughter

Add That Xtra in Ordinary

Rosemary & Thyme


Lavender Garden Cottage
My Vintage Life

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Ivy and Elephants



We are partying with these fine folks:



Come show off your whatchamacallits, what is its, what it once was, and "hey, look what I just did" posts. In other words, what you created, organized, designed or re-designed, found, purchased, transformed, inherited, re-purposed, renovated, are selling, or giving-away.

53 comments:

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Ladies... Happy Wednesday. I can't believe I am the first one to link up this week. Thank you for featuring my vignette. I am truly thankful.

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

That is an adorable tea pot! I always forget how much I love tea, especially sun tea this time of year! Thanks for letting me join in!

~Trihsa

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

The detail on those tiny teapots and accessories is amazing. Thanks for hosting, always a pleasure to join in.
Joy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Paula. Thank you for hosting and that little tea pot is a sweetheart!..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Love the features. Love that black stove and accessories teapot. Have a great week.
Denise

Terra said...

Your new Teapot Stove is incredibly creative and cute. I can see why you like it.

Rob Hunt said...

Thank you for hosting. Its been a great couple of weeks for me doing yard work, working on my gardens, getting things in shape for fall. Have a great week.
Rob

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a darling tea pot!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Karen said...

That is an adorable teapot, I used to collect whimsical teapots at one time. None as pretty as yours. Thanks so much for hosting.

Barbara said...

Thank you so much Paula for hosting and sharing your adorable teapot! Wishing you a wonderful week!!!
XO Barbara

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That is a darling teapot! LOVE it...of course, I love me a teapot!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your teapot is one of the cutest I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing another one of your treasures with us.

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh Paula ~ that is a most adorable teapot. I love miniatures so the little tea set on top of that pot is perfection in my book! Thank you so much for a great party!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Rob Hunt said...

Thanks for hosting. Great features. Unique teapot.
Rob

The Porcelain Rose said...

Hello... girls!!
Once again a lovely post.
Love those little dishes! Toooooo cute.
Love the features.
Thank you for hosting each week.
Luv, Luv,
Elizabeth

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hello Girls! Yet another collection! I love your blog and all the beautiful and unusual things you show us. What a teapot! Where did you find it?!

Thanks for hosting the party once again.

Jeannie and Linda at The French Hens Nest

NanaDiana said...

My Aunt had a similar teapot when I was a kid and I remember being allowed to play with it once in a while. I have thought about it many times over the years. I think my cousin has it now-(her daughter) xo Diana

Robyn said...

I am not a big fan of tea but I love beautiful teapots and that is by far the cutest ones I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing - love it.
Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday, Paula.

Susie said...

I love that cute teapot. When I was little, I always wanted a tea set. That teapot looks like the hwole set.so cute. xoxo,Susie

Alessandra said...

This tea pot is amazing!The little chinas are wonderful and very adorable
Kisses
Alessandra

Babs said...

That is the cutest teapot I've ever seen. Love the little blue and white pieces on top.
Thanks for sharing,and hosting another great party.

Meg said...

Thank you for featuring me this week Patti on your beautiful blog!
I adore the teapot it's stunning xx

Judy Haughton-James said...

Those teapots are really lovely. My mom has several beautiful teapots which she has bought over the years. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your week.

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Hello! Oh, that tea pot is so cute! I haven't seen one like this before. Just lovely!
Thank you very much for hosting.
Besos, Silvina

sew sweet vintage said...

So sweet! Love blue & white china and tea of course. Pinned and joining your party:) http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/vintage-swimwear.html

James Curtis said...

I love tea and this tea pot reminds me of brewing another cup.
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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a darling little teapot! Being a teapot/teacup collector myself, I felt right at home. Thanks for hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Wow! What an amazing and cute collection :) Thanks for hosting, ladies! Subtropical winter greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, my....how adorable! LOVE the teapot. We drink tons of tea over here, too. Are y'all participating in the Mad Tea Party @ Fanciful Twist? I'm going to try this year.

(((hugs))),
RJ

Jody and Stan said...

Love all the features this week! Thanks for hosting a wonderful party!


Hugs,
Jody

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Your lil teapot is just adorable,
Love it.......and I love tea too.
Have you ever had Rooibos tea, it
is wonderful. I used to get it at
Teavana and they had one called
Sweet Amore, and was my fav but they
no longer carry it, why I don't know, it is a delicious tea.......

Hope you are having a good week,
Blessings< nellie

Jann Olson said...

Love your collection Paula! Thanks for the party.
hugs,
Jann

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

Oh what a lovely blue and white teapot it is Paula!Got a big surprise today morning to see my post featured here from last week's party,thank you so much,it means a lot to me.
Hugs Auro

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Your little tea pot is so unusual Patti. Love the whimsy of it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm loving blue and white this summer! And this fun party! Thanks for hosting. Sweet hugs!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing and hosting! Have a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Paula,
That teapot is wonderful! How cute!
Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.
Gina

Lori Lehman said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for featuring my vintage girl baby book!! I am so flattered!! Thank you again ladies and have a wonderful day! Lori

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a beautiful Teapot collection you have..
blessings,
Penny

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Such a lovely post and blogs featured. thank you Paula for hosting my French blog during my holidays (I'm just leaving PARIS for the South of France)
xoxo

Joëlle

Susan said...

I have to say that is one of the most adorable teapots I've ever seen in my life!

You have a very nice blog, too. I found you through Diann and Linda's Thifty Things Friday.

Susan

Susan said...

I'm your newest Follower, too!

Hope you'll stop by and Follow my blog, too. Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a cute teapot! The whimsy always makes me smile! Thanks for sharing with us at TTF!

Linda

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Your tea pot is adorable and I love the mitten as well. How precious and a very nice addition to a tea pot collection!!! Hugs, Beverly

Vesna said...

Such a lovely tea pot!!
Thanks so much for hosting!!
Hugs,
Vesna

Curtains in My Tree said...


Adorable

I can't resist any little blue & white dishes also and just purchased 2 more covered tea cups for hot tea

So glad to get to join you again ,it's always a treat to come over here

Janice

Palomasea said...

LOVE this darling teapot...
Thank you for sharing this, dear Paula...may you have a lovely time with your guests!
xoxo,
- Irina

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is a very sweet teapot - love collecting them too! I am so delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Paula and Patti,
I use to sad to say havé quite the collection of tea pots but, down sizing my home a few years ago left me gifting, giving, and selling of my collection to take a turn in the direction of how I now live. Your pot has charmed and brought me to a place where pots were a big part of what was going on in my life back when I was the collector of them as well.

I still drink my tea from now a steamer kettle and out of a lettered cup "D" on it I know boring but life is funny that way sometimes :)
Thank you for the memories in all things pretty, keep enjoying your tea time, my next cup of tea I will be thinking of you girls with a big smile.

Bisous
Xx

Doré

PS. Thank you for your grace and beauty over at my place of worn and tattered ness of whites and grey's and now a post on worn love to greet you.
Xx

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hello lovely ladies!
I love the tiny tea set in the stove, just too adorable! Thank you so much for this lovely and special party you ladies host each week. Hope you're having a wonderful ummer.
FABBY

Cori.Warner said...

Such gorgeous features, thanks for sharing, and hosting!

Cottage and Broome said...

What a wonderful tea set! I am a big tea drinker too, always my drink of choice. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Biljana said...

So cute teapot! Paula thanks for features my post and thanks for hosting:) Hugs, Biljana

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