Safely tucked in the curio cabinet amongst a varied assortment of tea related collectibles is this pretty porcelain Lenox Village Tea Room Tea Pot. Offered in 1991 along with the Lenox Spice Village Collection in the Victorian home design and retired in 1994, it was from my mother's collection.
The beautiful tea pot in soft shades of pink and blue with four dormers replicating old Victorian homes matches the smaller spice jars which I also have, but they are not on display. Alas, there just isn't enough room in the cabinet!
Special thanks to Ray and Eileen, volunteer gardeners and longtime friends of the family for finding the matching creamery and confectionary (milk and sugar) containers. Eileen spotted them at a yard sale and remembered that I had the tea pot in the cabinet. She gifted them to me at our end-of-the-season gardening night. What a surprise!
The matched set is now on display along with a wide assortment of tea time collectibles!
In this month of Thanksgiving, today I give thanks for thoughtful friends!
Oh, how wonderful, Nancy! They were meant for you. The set is lovely not only because it's Lenox, but because the teapot was your mother's and the creamer and sugar came from a dear and thoughtful friend.
Perfect! So glad you found the matching items. How fun! And what a wonderful reminder of your mom! Love the set!
Thoughtful friends are the best, especially ones that remember you have this special teapot and add to the collection. I am impressed.
I've seen those charming spice jars before but never knew there was a matching teapot -- it is beautiful! And oh, how I do love hearing that your friends so thoughtfully gave you the matching sugar and creamer. Perfect!
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