Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tuesday Treasures - Cottages
I have a few interesting teapots and I thought I'd share one today for Tuesday Treasures. I bought a box of assorted china at Youngs' Auctions in Camberwell a few years ago for just a couple of dollars. Right at the bottom of the box was this cottage teapot, which appears to be an ale house. It sits on the top of a plate rack in my family room with a few other bits and pieces. I've always loved the excitement of auctions and have been going to Youngs, every now and again, for over 40 years. I always thoroughly enjoy myself and it doesn't hurt that Trampoline Ice Cream is just around the corner.
Quite a few years ago I did a course in ceramics, and this little cottage jug was one of the first things I made. It's pretty amateurish but I still think its quite sweet.
And this little Lilliput Lane cottage was a gift from my parents brought back from one of their overseas trips. I meant to start a little collection but never did. There are quite a few lovely cottage pin cushion and tea cosy patterns out there. I must make a couple and start a proper cottage collection.
HERE at Little House by the Sea.
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