Monday, July 13, 2009


This is my first Teacup Tuesday post, hosted by Kim at http://shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com! I know she would love to have you stop by for a visit and see her beautiful tea items!

I hope that you will enjoy viewing part of my collection, just as I enjoy yours so very much.

This is my “Fruit” collection.

About 12 years ago, I spotted this gorgeous teapot at Marshall’s. It was over $100, so I left without it, brokenhearted. When I told my husband about it, he called a friend and asked her to go get it for him, because he was unable to drive due to an eye condition. I fretted for days, whining about this teapot and how expensive it was, while he kept silent. I’m sure he was secretly very glad that he had been sneaky and got it for me. You can imagine my surprise when I opened it about a week prior to Christmas. He gave it to me early so I could use it for my Christmas tea the next day. It was a wonderful gift – not just the teapot, but the thoughtfulness of my husband, and the willingness of my friend to go and get it for him.

Portmeirion Teapot. It has a date marked in gold ink of 4/97 on the bottom


I love the lid!


This beautiful teapot was a birthday gift from two dear friends last year. We went to tea and then shopped at nearby antique stores. My eyes lit up when I saw this one, but I didn’t want to spend any money that month (I should say “more” money. I had already spent plenty!) Two weeks later, wrapped in a beautiful pink hatbox, was my teapot!

Spode Fruit Harvest Teapot


This beautiful Arthur Wood teapot was a Christmas present from my daughter-in-“love” several years ago. I love it, and use it often to serve guests.

fruit teapot

The teacups, made in England by Royal Victoria: Apple, Pear/Grape, Plum/Cherry, and Peach/Strawberry. I enjoy using one of them in the morning out on the deck with my Spode teapot, a plate of fruit, and sometimes a warm scone. Yum!

Apples teacup pear and grapes teacup

plums teacup100_2791breakfast on the deck

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please stop in again. My tea cottage is always open to you!



  1. Oh my gosh Mary!! What a fabulous way to start on your first Teacup Tuesday. Your teapots are gorgeous and I love the story behind the first one. What a sweet husband you have. Thanks for joining me this week. I'm already looking forward to seeing what you will show next week.

  2. Hello Mary,

    glad to found your beautiful blog. I love pocelain with roses and flowers so much and collect them too. Your mosaic table with roses are gorgous - where do you found it?
    I have added you to my favourite bloglist, is this okay?

    lots of greetings from germany,

  3. Hi Mary it's nice to meet you! I came via Kim's blog! I plum ran out of teacups to showcase so I haven't done the TT for a week or two. But I do have tea related goodies that's for sure, come visit!

    Your blog is so lovely and it would be so fun to be a guest at one of your teas!

  4. Mary your teapot collection is very pretty. Welcome to blogging, I'm sure you will be hooked like the rest of us in no time!! Stop by and visit me sometime! Just click on my name when this posts on your blog.

  5. Hi Mary

    I'm a new follower, just popped over from The duchess's blog at Rose Tea Cottage.

    Wow, you have a delightful blog - another must visit added to my list.

    I love the photo at the top of your blog - what a beautiful table setting that is.

    Have a great weekend.