Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown
I am a huge coffee drinker. I can't get through the work day without at least 2 cups (okay maybe 3 cups) of coffee. My boss won't even talk to me in the morning until I have consumed at least 8 oz. While I still enjoy my morning (and mid morning) cup of coffee, I have found myself drinking more tea during the late afternoon and even before bed.
Tea is one of those things that I can't stop at just one cup, so I usually like to make a small pot and leave it out on my desk or coffee table. There is something about a cute little pot sitting there that is so refined and pretty and makes it all that more enjoyable.
When I was a kid, my mother had this beautifully hand painted pot that she would steep tea in when I came home from school. Before I started any homework we would drink tea and eat gingersnaps. I think it was that painted teapot that started my love for this timeless piece.
Here are some that I would gladly have on my table.
February Teapot by Yellena James - To celebrate their 50th Anniversary Crate and Barrel is featuring a different artist design of their best selling Azberg Teapot each month. This one is one of my favorites in the collection.
White Elephant Tea Pot - An elephant with its truck up is said to be good luck, so why not have a little luck with your tea???
Imperial Blue teapot - I have always loved blue and white china. It is the epitome of traditional porcelain, so it only seems fitting to have it adorn a proper teapot.
Glassware Teapot - A more modern twist of a teapot, but I love the idea of the egg designed infuser that easily pulls to the surface.
Adagio Teapot - I have this same teapot in my office. It is clean white ceramic and the perfect size for a few cups of tea in the afternoon.
Ruby Filigree Red Bone China Teapot - This actually comes as a full tea seat, which I am not gonna lie, makes me kind of want to have a tea party.
May Teapot by Sabine Reinhart - Another pot from the Crate and Barrel collection. If it wasn't for the $200 a piece price tag of these, I would probably have to collect the full collection.
On a separate note, thanks to everyone who entered my 2012 Favorites Give Away. The lucky winner has been chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter and notified. I had so much fun doing the giveaway that I hope to do more in the coming months!