I seem to have a thing for old coffee / teapots at the moment...like the two early examples above.
One blue spongeware, the other blue transfer print. Both damaged, without lids, but still charming in a simple, naive way.
Another coffee pot which I bought in Portobello Market, London just after Christmas, was this 19th century silver plate beauty...
Lovely tankard shape, simple engraving and the name Constance in a cartouche.
And at the end of the handle a heart.
How I would love to know the story of Constance's coffee pot...naturally my mind is racing at the thought of a romantic gesture from an ardent admirer, but it was probably a loving gift from a family member.
A dinky, dinky teapot which is actually a tape measure when the knob on the lid is pulled up.
An extremely delicate tape inside that won't take much more pulling,....but it was just one of those things I had to buy. You know how it is....A sucker for the unusual!
Finally, a brilliant Christmas present from my Mum...An Emma Bridgewater teapot with old back stamp on the base.
Two messages..."drink more tea"...which is not a problem for me,
And..."love the giver"....which I certainly do.
Hope you are all coping with this winter weather....we are having our fair share here in Northumberland,
And more seems to be on the way apparently.
Off to Durham for the Antique and Vintage Fair tomorrow....Hope the skies are a little clearer.....
Bye for now,