Thursday, July 3, 2008

Vintage Teapot

Welcome back for Vintage Thingies Thursday! Today I want to show you one of my most treasured possessions. This teapot belonged to my Nanna, and now it sits in a glass cabinet in my kitchen.

I love the design so much - the muted colours, the beautiful woman, the ethereal forest in the background, it is so romantic, in a kind of Anne of Green Gables - Lady of Shallot sort of way, but it is actually portraying Anne Page from Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, not Tennyson. Here is a better photo:

It is quite crazed all over, so I am reluctant to use it ... not wanting to damage it ...

I guess this was a wedding present perhaps for my grandparents, and so dates from the 1930s.

Isn't she beautiful? Lucky me.

In these photos the teapot is sitting on my red and yellow quilt with the thrifted squares ... which is almost finished ... stay tuned!


Jewelgirl said...

I agree it truly IS a wonderful
teapot and family heirloom, you're
very fortunate, the art work is gorgeous!

Amy said...

you're right, the teapot is beautiful! I probably wouldn't use it though for fear of breaking it but it sure is pretty :-)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for such detailed photos. As I scrolled down I loved it more with each picture. I love it when a family piece is also beautiful!

Threeundertwo said...

Don't use it! teapots with that much crazing don't like hot water.

I love the shape, and the bands of color, especially the dark on the top of the spout and handle. The picture is so lovely!

I want to see the rest of the quilt too!

The Apron Queen said...

What a gorgeous teapot. I love the crazed look. I'd be hesitant to use it too, but be sure to display it! :D

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Kelly said...

Yes, she is so beautiful! Luck you indeed.


mahalo a nui loa said...

I love old/genuine crackle, and yes, the lady is beautiful. How nice to have a Shakespearean theme on a teapot!

Shawnee said...

That is so beautiful!