Wednesday, June 2, 2010

T is for TEAPOTS



I'm #1....I get to be the first post on this weeks Alphabe-Thursday because Ms. Jenny told me she likes me BEST!  Really that's what she said...Oh that's not what she told the rest of the class....It's because she needs to keep an eye on me so I don't disrupt the class.....sigh....I knew it was too good to be true!  :(  
This weeks letter is T

 T is for Teapots!
Let me first apologize for the photos just as I started my session a huge storm came and it got very dark...but nothing stops a blogger
ahem....onward
This is my very first teapot and my favorite
Years ago I lived on Cape Cod and worked at Woods Hole Oceanographic (that experience needs a whole post of it's own)
I lived for awhile in an apartment over a garage with a roommate
She had this old teapot and she didn't even know where it came from.  I fell in love with it and used it for tea daily.  When we moved on she gave it to me.
It was old and chipped and well loved when I got it 
It is a HULL USA Teapot
This teapot was found at a Thrift and was the nastiest thing covered with grease and dirt...but it needed a good home and once it had a good cleaning it is quite charming
More orange-red it is made by Universal Pottery, Cambridge Ohio
This pot isn't in great condition and was purchased at a Thrift shop
I used it as a decoration on top of kitchen cabinets in another home so the glued lid didn't show, it is in Baltimore Green
This Burgandy teapot is the same as the green one but it has the tea infuser with it and no glued up lid
Both of these teapots were made by the Hall for the McCormick  Tea Company as a Premium, these colors were most likely produced in the 1940's
This teapot is in great condition!

This really sweet yellow teapot is one I bought at an Antique Mall several years ago,   I love the hooked lid
Made by Hall this pattern is called PARADE

This is of course a Fiesta Teapot
Recently acquired I love the color 
It is Periwinkle (the photo is terrible, it's really a pretty color)

Most everyone is familier with Fiesta
This color was made in 1989-2006

So this is my T is for Teapots.  I used many of these to decorate in another house and now they have no where to live.  I won't part with the original green one but the others maybe looking for new homes soon.  Still I love them all!

So check out all the other T posts here

I am also linking up with
With Suzanne over at Colorado Lady

Always,
Linda



69 comments:

Tara Beaulieu said...

A beautiful little collection you've got there! I think the red Universal Pottery one is my favorite- the wavy shape is so unique! And the other red one with the tea infuser is really great too- I know very little about tea except that I have a boring metal kettle on my stove with which I boil water for instant tea. (I know, for shame!) so I've never seen an infuser inside a pot before. My mother drinks loose tea but she uses a little stainless steel steeper for hers. I like the one in the pot better- looks easier to clean, lol!

Happy VTT and thanks for sharing today!

Jacque said...

Hi Linda,

I love all your pretty little teapots! Unfortunately, I am not a hot tea drinker...now, ICED tea--yes! But, that doesn't stop me from admiring everyone's collection of their pots. I think my favorite is the burgandy one.

Thanks for sharing with us in class. Loved it!

Postcardy said...

I love all the colors and shapes of your teapots. I recently bought a couple kinds of loose tea, but I don't have any teapots.

My name is PJ. said...

Linda,
I have a thing for teapots and really enjoyed this! That yellow one is fantastic!

Dawn said...

I love the first teapot, reminds me of the green dishes made in Portugal, I can never remember the name! Enjoyed seein all you dishes and where you keep them. Gave me lots of ideas!
Hugs,
Dawn

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh I love the orange-red teapot. These are some really nice pieces. I do look shopping in thrift shops too. blessings
QMM

Debbie said...

What a beautiful collection you have. I have a Hall cobalt blue tea pot, I love it. Your reddish orange one really caught my eye too. All very lovely...I have a large collection myself....

Bookie said...

I really enjoyed seeing your tea pots this evening. The green one is special, but the burgandy one is a jewel too. Last week I posted pictures of my own tea pots that you might enjoy seeing since you are a tea pot person.
http://claudiapage-bookie.blogspot.com/2010/05/blogging-with-tea-cups.html

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You have a great collection on teapots. I love all the shapes and colors.

mbkatc230 said...

What a beautiful collection. I especially love the yellow Hall teapot! Great choice for T. Kathy

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a great collection of tea pots. I have several myself, even though I don't drink tea. I love the periwinkle one! Joni

Nancy's Notes said...

Linda, I love your teapot collection! How neat that you lived on the Cape! Funny how Jenny needs to keep you in check! Do I need to send you a Jr. Hi. spit wad? Have to keep an eye on you! You funny ladies, crack me up!

I know you know, I love your blog! It's great!

Viki said...

I loved all your teapots. How sweet of your roommate to give you the green one. You really have a lovely collection. Great T post.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You have a very nice tea pot collection. Will you really be able to let some go?

Jenny said...

Sssshhh....I told you not to tell... darn it!

Love the Hull teapot. That is gorgeous. I used to have quite a few teapots but over the years I got rid of all of them except one handpainted in pansies that is very sentimental to me!

What a fun first stop on Alphabe-Thursday's little journey through the letter "T"!

You are terrific!

A+

Jojo said...

You have got to tell us about your time in Cape Cod and working at Woods Hole Oceanographic!!!

I love the Hull pot.

rose said...

loved the tea pots i have very few of this.rose

CherylK said...

I love your teapots! I love tea so it stand to reason that I'd love teapots, too! You have a gorgeous collection.

kim said...

What a great teapot collection. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

I just love your tea pots! The first one is my favorite! I picked up a green Hall tea pot (not sure what the pattern is called) at a church rummage sale a few years ago for free! I had never heard of Hall, and when I discovered it was collectible, I was even more excited!

Carol said...

What a lovely collection...I collect tea pots too...but don't ever drink the stuff! Wonderful T post!

Chatty Crone said...

Your teapots are so sweet - I like the ones with the tea infuser already in it. I know about the dark weather today too!

sandie

Jackie said...

congratulations! haha

I'm a little Tea Pot short and stout , here is my handle here is my spout ...etc

Mimi said...

What a nice collection of teapots...I have 2 a brown on and a red toile...not even a tea drinker! One of my old boyfriends (from high school, many moons ago) worked at WHO, too!

Terra said...

I hope you choose to keep them or find them really good homes. I just love tea pots and loved this post!

lissa said...

I like that first green teapot- it's very much like my first coffee mug but much cuter

Jo said...

What lovely Tea pots! The Fiesta one is gorgeous!

CC said...

I love teapots and yours are wonderful. I think I liked the red one and the periwinkle ones best..but they're all so very pretty. Happy VTT.

teresa said...

They are all so beautiful. I love the bright colors.

Christy said...

i love your teapot collection. i used to collect teapots, then i moved so many times, it just wasn't practical to keep moving them from one place to the next...so i gave them to a friend. looking at your collection makes me smile

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a pretty teapot collection! I think the yellow one is my favorite. Terrific "T" post today!

Natasha said...

Your tea pots are fabulous. You have a really beautiful collection and I loved learning about the places where they came from.

Thank you for this great lesson!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Diann said...

Oh Linda, you have some awesome teapots! Great colors. I have very few solid color teapots. I am always on the lookout for them though. And I want to hear about at Cape Cod and working at Woods Hole Oceanographic!

Annesphamily said...

Just think you will have your sweet Princess House teapot to add to this collection soon! I loved this post and thought of doing my own but went a different route! Hugs Anne

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! what a lovely collection you have! precious treasure! love the colours.. happy VTT

H said...

I'm unusual in that, although I'm English, I don't drink tea! I do like your teapots though, especially the green one. It's a good collection. Would be a shame to split it up.

Short and Sweet said...

Your teapots are delightful. I'm really drawn to the character of teapots although I don't drink tea. I think that they are so pretty.

A 2 Z said...

Hi Linda,

I'm already a follower because great minds think alike. I came very close to also writing a post on teapots but instead hostessed a tea party. I hope you bring some of your beautiful teapots to my tea party. See you soon.

Anne-Marie

Tracy said...

Ok being number one means you get loads of comments. Congratulations you deserve it . Put your feet up and have a brew.
being English we are the land of tea pots well we used to be until some stupid person had the idea that you can just make it in a mug.True you can but it really does not taste as good. I loved your hinged one and would love the red one for my daughters kitchen and the periwinkle one for my other daugter are you selling if so how much .

Mary said...

Terrific Teapot Post! I love the one with the diffuser inside :-)

Cheryl said...

I have a feeling this T day I'll be thinking of my grandmother quite a bit. She was addicted to tea in a good way. She moved on to collect teapots in a not so good way. I love all the pots you've posted. I know you're not thrilled with the photos but I think they're fine and these pots are pure eye candy.

amariaf2000 said...

1) Totally jealous that you lived in Wood's Hole. Cape Cod is my dreamhome destination. I would love to hear about your time there at the lab! I know of a few people who are there now! Anyhoo....
2) Your Teapots are AMAZING!! Especially that first one, of course. WOW. An awesome collection! Perfect T post!!!

~angela @ peonypatch

malkah said...

There is something both relaxing and charming about your collection. I really enjoyed viewing it. Thank you.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

LINDA...I can't believe you would GETRID of a single one of those TPots. Are you sure? Okay, if you insist, I'll take the YellowHall with the funky handle off your TeaCart. What a great collection of TeaPots. My Mom has a small collection as well, and her first one is one I found in Hawaii when HiHoney and I were there for R&R in 1969. You have a 'T'errific Day!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Really beautiful teapots...reminds me of that old children's song..."I'm a little teapot, short and stout; here is my handle here is my spout...! Love your post!

miss corner cape said...

what a great and colorful collection. and thanks for letting us know about that fun party...do i have anything that starts with t?

as always, i appreciate your comments on my blog posts. i can't wait to see what great ideas people have for all the holidays...that's why i love ocotber, it just starts 'em all up!

Vonlipi said...

Love your collection! My fave is the green Hull one. In which closet do you keep them?lol

I always enjoy my visits!

Miri said...

Fabulous collection of vintage Hall teapots! WOW!

jeff campbell said...

I love your tea pots...I am especially fond of the yellow one...wonderful post Linda...Peace

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love love love teapots. I don't have very many of them, but I love to look at them in my cupboard..

laterg8r said...

i love the rich colors of your teapots :D

Catherine said...

Oh I love your teapots!
I should have posted pics. of mine in my tea post ... oh well.
I once had a teacher who put my desk right beside his for disturbing the class(I didn't like him, not one bit).
Glad you got to be first in line today!
Blessings,
Catherine :)

mrs. c said...

I'm a tea drinker and these are all just darling! There is nothing better than a good cup of tea.....I even have a whistling teapot!

Anna Matthews said...

Your teapots are fabulous - the first one is my favorite, too. TFS!

Jingle said...

lovely teapot.
thank you for sharing!

my entry is #80.
thanks!

Sherrie said...

Again we have the same things......honestly we have to do a road trip. Maine is pretty in the summer. We share the orange red teapot. You really do have great stuff. I guess I must too if we have the same things. Have a good day.

Charlotte said...

Great collection! Love the colors!

Brenda said...

These are all great tea pots. I love the yellow one it would look wonderful in my kitchen. I have two that my mom in love gave me as gifts. One has pretty flowers on it and the other is flow blue. Thanks for sharing.

Serendipity Handmade said...

Oh I LOVE your teapots! They are so fabulous. I really like the yellow one as well.

Happy VTT!

http://serendipityhandmade.blogspot.com/search/label/vtt

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love tea pots. You've got a lot of nice ones in your collection!!


heather

GFDINER - Kathy said...

I love your tea pots. Thanks for a wonderful post and I needed this today.

Jamie said...

Love these, there's just something about vintage kitchenware, it's so comforting.

Pondside said...

What a beautiful collection of teapots - I'd treasure them too!

Ulla said...

Teapots are lovely things, and you have a pretty collection.

jaydubblah said...

Hi, thanks for your comment on my trees. I had so many visitors this week because teacher put me at the front of the class!
I used to deal a bit in old china, had some lovely teapots in my time!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your teapots are beautiful!!! I love the pattern on that first green one!

Stacey said...

Thanks for sharing your teapots- The yellow one is my favorite:)

Anna said...

I love you tea pot collection! And the stories with every pot! Must you part with them? Well, I understand. They do take up space. But at least you have documented them on your blog! Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes
Anna
Anna's Ts

Coloradolady said...

lovely teapots....I love the bright colors.