Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pink Saturday - Mama's Teapot

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Stop by her Place to see the many other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Putting on display.


My Pink offering today is my mother's Pink teapot. She got this as an wedding gift many years ago. It's quite small--a bit over 4 inches high. My mom loved this teapot and used it often. The tea she made with it stained it so that it's darkened inside. In her later years, Mama decided it was too precious to use. Whenever she would see it, she'd make an "Ahhh" sound. I can almost hear her when I look at it.




It's designed like a Pink cottage tree house. See the tree trunk for the spout and handle? I"ve never seen anything like it.


Here's a shot of the back. Notice the details--the shingles on the roof, the windows, the stone arch around the door, the bushes. That blurb on the lower left is a bush.


It says, "Made in Japan" on the bottom and something that looks like "30."


I doubt if it was costly; mama didn't run in those circles, but it's one of my most valued possessions.

Happy Pink Saturday!

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81 comments:

Judith said...

that is so sweet and the memories attached to it are priceless. take care my friend, Judith

Chris said...

Sal, that is so pretty. I love that you have the memories to go with it. Makes it priceless, no matter what it cost.

Hugs,
Chris

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I think the teapot is precious, and you are, too!

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

What a fabulous Teapot. I love it. I have a collection of vintage cottageware. I love using my teapot to have teaparties with the girls. I never knew that there was a pink style. I will have to go scouting on ebay. And how wonderful it was your mother's and you can still hear here! MEMORIES!!! pink hugs, Ellen

Picket said...

Morning Sally...love that precious little teapot..and I know it is a true treasure to you with all it's memories of your sweet mama...Happy Pink Saturday to you girl!

jlshall said...

That's a lovely little teapot! You're so fortunate to have it and the precious memories that go with it.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What a precious teapot and even more special because of it's orginal owner! :) Beautiful treasure!

Have a great weekend! ~hugs, Rhonda

Deb said...

What a cute little cottage tea pot Sally & even more special are the memories attached with it.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally. I am sure you should have a pink princess dress, and you would be beautiful.

This teapot is fantastic - and quite collectible. What a treasure for you.

sara said...

my bff inherited her mom's teapot collection recently and they are all so unique and fun. this was is wonderful and what great memories to go along with it!!!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is a fantastic teapot!

~ Gabriela ~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a cute little teapot, Sally.. And to think that it was your mother's. How special is that!!! My friend Pat would love that since she collects teapots.

Hugs,
Betsy

Raxx - A day in the life said...

What a sweet reminder of your mom, it is a pretty teapot!

Happy Pink Saturday!

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally.... What an adorable teapot and it has so much sentimental value... I loved it... It is great that you got to keep it... Memories are the best thing ever...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Barbara H. said...

It is adorable in itself, but so precious because of the memories.

April said...

Love your teapot, Sally...and the memories it comes with! Happy Saturday to you!

Dawn said...

That's an adorable teapot. I can see why your mom liked it. I don't drink tea but I wouldn't mind having something like that to display. I sure the memories make your heart smile!

take care,
Dawn

dana said...

What a priceless treasure, Sally! How lucky you are to have that precious tea pot and the wonderful memories that go with it!

I love the way you display your grand kiddo's photos!

Have a great Pink Sat!! Dana

Vintage To Chic said...

sweet little tea pot and a wonderful memory.
Hugs,
Judy

Shelia said...

Morning, Sally! Love the little tea pot. You know how I love tea pots and this is just the cutest thing and to think it belonged to your mother and it's still in such great shape. What a treasure, my friend.
Oh, Chloe Dawn told me what she did, that little stinker!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Alex said...

What a warm memory!! It's cute!! Happy Pink Saturday.

PS Got you added back to my blogroll..sorry 'bout that. ;)

jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, Your cottage tea pot is adorable. Your mom probably didn't pay alot but it is worth lots more now as a collectible. Tea pot collectors would covet that sweet tea pot. You have a true treasure and even better because it was your mom's.
A lovely pink Saturday treat today.

Hugs...Jeanne

Virginia said...

Ver sweet and with such wonderful memories.

Have a Blessed and Happy weekend,
Virginia :)

Belinda said...

Its a beauty, Sally, and all the more priceless because of the memories of your dear Mom. She took good care of it, and now you are enjoying it as much as she did...isn't that wonderful?! :-) If I can get my camera to cooperate, I'm gonna join in with your Blue Monday this week. Have a great weekend!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Sal...what a treasure! I see you are really out and about celebrating this PINK SATURDAY!
P.S. Have you ever heard of putting a denture tablet or two into your "stained" pot,I have tried it and it does work..I use two tablets...mix in bowl of hot water to desolve...let cool a bit....then pour into pot...especially if the pot has any crazing!

Suzie Button said...

Good afternoon, Sally, What a lovely treasure you have there, it's wonderful that you have such a great memory too of your mother! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

splummer said...

Hi Sally,
Beautiful Teapot!! I have something similar to that. Only there are 2 stacked on top of each other. I'll have to photograph it someday. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great week-end!!

Sherrie

She'sSewPretty said...

Your mama's tea pot is so cute. I had a yellow one like that and now you have me wondering what happened to it!
Have a wonderful pink Saturday!!

Lara said...

priceless! and so cute!

Susan said...

What a special teapot! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Happy Pink Saturday!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That is the most charming tea pot I've seen, and how wonderful that you can remember your mother enjoying it so much. laurie

Marina said...

a very lovely teapot! so cute.
thanks for sharing :-)

Nerissa Alford said...

What a wonderful piece you have & it's a great story attached to it. Happy Pink Saturday
Nerissa

Nerissa Alford said...

What a wonderful piece you have & it's a great story attached to it. Happy Pink Saturday
Nerissa

g said...

What a cute teapot. there must be something special about teapots that call to our memories, because several of us are showing special teapots this Saturday. Your memories of your mother are specially tender and warm.

Love your Florida waterway and palms in your banner photo.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Sally, The teapot is very cute. I can understand the sounds of adoration when passing it. :0) It is truly a collectible now especially with the "Made in Japan" on it. Thanks for dropping by for a visit. I look forward to your visits.

Have a blissfully pink week,
Stehanie
Queen of Dreamsz

ellen b said...

Sally! How precious is that! I love it and how sweet the memories are to go with it!

Fifi Flowers said...

CUTE teapot!
Happy PINK Saturday!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Diane said...

Ahhh, I love this one! I have a thing for teapots & houses. This one is fantastic since it covers both! ☺ Diane

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

thank you for sharing this treasure of a tea pot with us, along with the precious memories that go with it! it really IS a lovely piece!
Your beautiful and inviting blog header looks like where we hope to be in Feb (Sanibel Is)!

Claudie said...

Sally
My daughter had a little tea pot similar to that & she had many tea parties with her dad & brothers with it. Well used like your mama's.
Love it
Hopefully I will see you on Blue Monday. I'm running out of blues believe it or not.
Love Claudie

Cathy said...

That's a cute, sweet teapot, Sally.

ann said...

I know I'm repeating what everyone else has said but it's so the truth.This is awesome.And the memories that go with it are irreplaceable.Enjoy it..Ann

Shayla said...

Sally, I have a thing for tree houses and I love the idea of a cottage tree house. Your teapot is very special and the story about how it is cherished is touching. Your mother sounds like she led a grateful, happy life.

Buttercream Cottage said...

My mother had that set. I love it.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Hi Sal... love your little teapot.. thanks for stopping by French Lique and leaving your comments... if I find any of those "sanitized tapeworms" you'll be the first to know! LOL

happy, blissful pink saturday!
Dixie

char72 said...

Awe. That little teapot is just darling and, of course it is all the more precious because of the memories.
Made in Japan. I remember when I was a kid Made in Japan automatically meant it was inexpensive. Not anymore. Japan has changed their image in the world.
Charlotte

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hi Sally

I thought I had already linked you.. but I hadn't.. I'm sorry!

Going to do it RIGHT NOW!!!

Love your pink teapot! :-)

Monica

kbbryant said...

Wonderful pink for today. The teapot is sweet in it's design but the real sweetness is the fact that it belonged to your mom. Lovely.
Kathy b

Elizabeth said...

That teapot is great! It's probably valuable now because it's pre-war made in Japan.

Jillian said...

Cute cute cute! It is definitely an oldie if marked Japan. How nice to have something with memories to go along with it.

Jillian

Dawn said...

Cute teapot! Happy PS

caren said...

It should be one of your most prized possessions. What a wonderful story attached to it. I don't care how much it is worth, it's priceless!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

KATHERINELLEN said...

Sally,
Beautiful teapot...It's wonderful to have a sensimental treasures from your mom. How Special treasure you have. Happy Pink saturday...Katherinllen

Charli and me said...

Good evening Sally, That is such a sweet tea pot. What nice memories you have. You have been tagged. Come see.

bj said...

This is a precious teapot. I bought one almost like it several years ago for a g-daughter..I need to have her take a photo of it to post. I know you are thrilled to have this precious treasure...
Happy Pink..

melissa said...

Darling pink teapot and what a treasure it must be to you!

Melissa

Kathy said...

No how cute is that! I love it, Sally!

Happy Pink Saturday...
Kathy

LvPoohBr2 said...

I love the teapot! So pretty.

Thanks for the advice. Now I just need to figure out how to schedule a blog post. hee ;D

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I have quite a fondness for teapots. But they have to be unique and speak to me.This one definetly speaks to me. It is adorable. What a beautiful gift your mother gave you..along with the wonderful memories.. hope you have a great w/k.. hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday, I have quite a fondness for teapots. But they have to be unique and speak to me.This one definetly speaks to me. It is adorable. What a beautiful gift your mother gave you..along with the wonderful memories.. hope you have a great w/k.. hugs ~lynne~

Rhondi said...

Hi Sally
What acute teapot! I keep onforgetting about blue Mnoday. I have lots of blue so I'll try to post this week!
Hugs, Rhondi

Happy To Be said...

Ahhh is so right Sally...how priceless is this to have from your mama...I just love all things that belong to my family...thanks so much for sharing this treasure with us..Have a grea PINK saturday girl..and also I want to do blue Monday again..I'll do Mr. Linky thingy...hugs and smiles Gloria

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a wonderful treasure you have from your Mom...How wonderful to have something she loved so dear....
Hugs,
Mo ;-0

alicesg said...

That's a very cute teapot. I inherited my mother's wedding gift of a collection of teaset. The set is still safe and sound. :)

KayEllen said...

WOW!!!
You have had a lot of pink ladies stop by;0)
So sweet of you to come by my blog when you have been busy!!!

Blessing to you and always a pleasure to connect with christian women in blogging!!!!

Smiles,
kayellen

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I received a cottage teapot from my college girlfriend for being one of her 9 bridesmaids in her big Irish wedding!
I still have the teapot but alas, she does not have the hubby!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Donna

Becky said...

Isn't it funny how something so small holds so many big memories.
Such a pretty little pot
Becky

Sarah Bella's said...

Precious little tea pot:)

Lady Lynn's Boutique said...

Lovely little teapot that has wonderful memories. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Have a blessed week!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

What a lovely tea pot and wonderful memories to go with it.

Kathleen said...

How wonderful to have something of your Mom's that is so cherished and so full of memories. Happy PS, and thank you for visiting my blog...blessings

CC said...

Never mind the cost..it's a lovely treasure you have..and the sweet memories it brings..how wonderful. Happy belated Pink Saturday..I hope the upcoming week is a lovely one for you.'
Oh, and I received the Jane Porter books I won in your give away..I will show them in my blog Tuesday. Thank you again..what a sweet lady you are, to do what you do for all of us.

Joy said...

Sally, I really appreciated your heartwarming addition to Pink Saturday.

KatCollects said...

Sweet teapot and memories!
Kathy

Kathleen Ellis said...

So sweet...and wonderful memories, too!
Thank you for stopping by my 1st Pink Saturday post...have a happy week!

Stephanie said...

Ah the sweet memories. This was back in the day when I a bride didn't choose all of her gifts ahead of time (bridal registry), and there were indeed many surprises!! How fun!!

Happy (belated) Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

P.S. Thanks for stopping by.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This is adorable and so pretty too. How fortunate you are to have received this from your mother!

Kady

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What a truly sweet and happy memory Sally. Happy Pink Late Saturday. And have a wonderful week. ~ Lynn

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Enjoy that cute teapot; its priceless for the memories it invokes.

Thanks for stopping by on Pink Saturday!

Judy

Killlashandra said...

That's a wonderful keepsake from your mother. What a unique and special tea pot.