Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tea Themed Treasures

We enjoyed a long weekend getaway that included a journey to New York where 11 of us were welcomed into the home of the eldest Reppert daughter (#1 of 4).  Just for reference, #3 and #4 are the authors of this blog.  While admiring the assorted treasures tucked around the house, the tea collection kept jumping out at me, so I took a few pictures to share some of our sisters collection.  These cute little teacup bird feeders were a Christmas gift to each of us, crafted by her daughter and two precious granddaughters, repurposing chipped, cracked, or handleless teacups.  Such fun!  They are indoor garden art at the moment.
This sweet little teapot is a souvenir from a vacation trip to England many years ago.  A charming little Sadler teapot, it features many of the popular visitor stops when traveling to London. 
Tucked on another shelf is this pretty lemon pitcher.  It reminds me of some of the pitchers we used to sell in The Rosemary House in the early years.  Cheerful and colorful, it adds a touch of whimsy to the shelves.

And this miniature Portmeirion teapot from the Botanic Garden collection is tucked on a shelf in the kitchen.  Daughter #1 recently retired after teaching earth science and/or biology for 30 years.  Her home has a natural feel to it, with many things representing nature tucked here and there.  A preferred coffee drinker, her collection of tea themed treasures hints that she has a hidden passion for tea!

6 comments:

Deb said...

I like the Sadler tea-pot. Very interesting to look at and it has a very unique spout.

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

I always enjoy looking at other's tea treasures. Thanks for giving us a peek at Sister #1's collection.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love the teapots...I always have second thought about the teacups being destroyed...but that's just me! I love Sadler's thematic designs!
Ruth

Rosemary said...

Angela McRae posted this comment earlier today which was accidentally deleted:

It's always fun to hear what "the sisters" are up to, and I so appreciate you that think of us by sharing the teawares!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I am so glad it worked out for you to go! Yeah....so fun to see your sister's collection! Thanks for sharing.

relevanttealeaf said...

I enjoyed seeing your sister's lovely collection. How nice that you got to go for a visit.