Friday, July 07, 2006


Teapots For Tonya...

Tonya has been making a great quilt with "liberty tea" and she has been walking us through the making of an improvisational teapot. Very cool. I always have to wait to read her blog until I know I am done on the computer because I am always catching myself running to the quilting room to try out her techniques. Then DH says, "I couldn't get ahold of you today- were you on the computer all day?" Ooops! When I saw this teapot at the thrift shop I just had to bring it home with me- well, because it's handmade and I love its funky shape, but I also knew that Tonya would get a kick out of it, too. Isn't the lid handle neat? And the little curl at the end of the pot handle? And see how that silly spout really isn't at the right angle- you couldn't fill it more than half way or the tea would spill out! So, Tonya, we'll hear no more talk about you redoing the spout on your pot- it takes all kinds. Now I need to go and make my own imperfectly perfect teapot! Or maybe I'll just settle for the 3 cups of tea that will fit into this 6 cup teapot! Just what I need, more caffeine!

4 comments:

Screen Door said...

Cool teapot!! If the tea doesn't turn out... daisies or colorful zinnias would be perfect in it..
have fun...
Melanie

ForestJane said...

Ah, that's my kind of teapot!

I love the glaze colors and the stripes on the spout. :)

Darcie said...

Love the whole earthiness of this pot! And me not being an avid tea drinker didn't even think about the spout until you spelled it out. I love those kinds of "humility" pieces of art.

Tonya R said...

Okay, okay, I'll be nice to my red teapot. Come to think of it, the spout looks rather similar to this one's. You're a sweetie - thanks for the compliments.