Friday, January 16, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Paul Cardew Novel-tea Teapot

Kelli from Kelli's House hosts Show and Tell Friday. If you have something special to share, this is the place to show it. It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Go to her place to join in the fun!

The other day, Shay from Thirty and Holding shared a little teapot that she bought at Tuesday Morning. It's designed by Paul Cardew and it's all about books. You KNOW how I love books! It is so cute that she almost made me covet it. Now, I know that the Bible tells me not to covet, and coveting means that I’d like to have that teapot and not let Shay have it. Frankly, I understand that is not nice; Mama taught me to always be nice.

So I told Johnny that I really, REEALLY wanted to go get a teapot just like that one. We called three Tuesday Morning stores and found one that had it. It was a 40-minute drive (one-way) but Johnny was convinced that it was worth it to keep me from coveting. Take a look. Even the box is precious! See, it's covered in books!


Look at this teapot. Now you know that it was meant for me. I've taught every title and author displayed: Macbeth, Tom Sawyer, 1984, Shakespeare, Wells, Twain, Dickens, Carroll, and Orwell.



My camera does not take pictures as clearly as the one above that I found online, but here's a shot of the back.


The knob on top is two books. The title of the top one is Once Upon A Tea-time by Paul Cardew. I love it so much I could squeal.


After we got home with my prize, I looked up Paul Cardew and discovered that he's a pretty famous designer of ceramics and teapots in particular. He made my teapot in England and production has halted! Folks, this is a collectible!

58 comments:

The Bliss Journey said...

I LOVE it. I predict that there is going to be a flurry of activity at Tuesday Morning today. Can't get better, tea and a good book, what a recipe. It's 6:30, do ya think there opened yet? Have a fab weekend.
Kathleen

Lorrie said...

Sally this is a wonderful find. It really does have your name on it! I'm so glad you were able to find it near you. Now sit down and have a nice cup of tea and read a good book!

squawmama said...

Good Morning Sally... What a beautiful teapot and it surely does remind me of you... I am so glad that you were able to find one... Great find! Have a great day and enjoy that teapot.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Raxx - A day in the life said...

You scored big here Sally! This is so you, I could see why you love it so. Enjoy it!

April said...

Oh, no, Sally...now I want one! Isn't that just the neatest teapot? I LOVE it! So unique! Tuesday Morning, huh? I know right where one is! :) Thanks for sharing your awesome find today!

Chris said...

I think that teapot was designed just for you. I'm so happy for you that you found one. I love Tuesday Morning, found a lot of Christmas ornaments there.

Hugs,
Chris

tammy said...

How adorable!

Bridget said...

How fun! I'm glad you found the perfect teapot.

sara said...

that is so you!!!! I have a friend with a teapot collection and I may have to go to Tuesday morning and see if they have one! That really is cute!!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good morning Sally, what a great teapot!!! It is very much you... I love it..Have a fun week-end.
Hugs, Baba

jlshall said...

Well, I too may have to brave the below-zero temps and head out to our local Tuesday Morning store today! That teapot is just too cute!

Lora said...

What a cute teapot!!

carogonza said...

I wish we had a TUesday Morning around where I live because I would be there with bells on today to nab a few of these!!!

carogonza said...

I wish we had a TUesday Morning around where I live because I would be there with bells on today to nab a few of these!!!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Adorable! as a lover of books and tea myself... I covet your teapot.. but perhaps I'll just call Tuesday Morning(s) and see if I can find my own!

Thanks for sharing! Dixie

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I just love that teapot !!!!
Diane

Barbara H. said...

What a cute teapot! I love the books on the knob.

Neabear said...

Wow! You got lucky at getting that teapot. I like it over on Shay's post. So cool to see it here too. That teapot has found it's way to a good home. Enjoy!!

A Hint of Home said...

That was worth the trip. How unique and sweet it is. I'm glad they had one for you.

char72 said...

Wow I love that teapot. I'm so glad you found it. I'd say it was well worth the drive to get it. Thanks for sharing it. I had never seen one like it. We have a Tuesday Mornings about 20 minutes from our house. I wonder if they have them? I haven't been there in a long time.
Have a great day.
Charlotte

Darlene said...

Oh.My.Gosh...what a FABULOUS little teapot....I am kind of coveting it...I know BAD, BAD! We don't have any Tuesday Mornings around here :(

Well, enjoy your little teapot. I just know you will!♥

Linda C said...

I'm so glad you were able to get this! It is very unique--I love the knob:)

My show and tell is a teapot also. Come by for a visit if you have time:)

Linda C

Janet, said...

that is a cute little teapot for someone who loves to read.

Killlashandra said...

That is an awesome tea pot! What a wonderful find. :)

ceekay said...

I saw her tea pot and remarked how unique it was. You have a loving hubby to take you on the hunt! Enjoy your new find.

The Muse said...

LOL well you did indeed find one! Good for you!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love this and it really is perfect for you! lol!
Enjoy your tea pot :0)

Cathy said...

That is really unique and cute, Sally. And it is just for you.

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Sally, that is perfect for you! I'm glad that you are so spoiled by Johnny that he rushed right out and got it for you! How sweet it makes it that much more valuable to you! ~ Robyn

judicreations said...

Wow Sally!
That is a beautiful teapot I have never seen ANYTHING like that and I am soooo happy for you that you got it! From all I know of you that would be absolutely perfect for you. I can hear you squealing all the way here!
enjoy..
have a lovely day
Judi

Shelia said...

Oh,Sallyness,I love your tea pot! It is made especially for you! How wonderful. Thanks for your sweet words.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That's a cute teapot Sally!

Thanks for pointing out the mistake in the date! I read the post more than once, and missed it every time. LOL

Belinda said...

Its so perfect for you, being such an avid reader, Sally! A little good natured coveting is probably excusable! :-) Its a beautiful teapot!

Melissa Wertz said...

I am so glad that Johnny kept you from coveting! And I must say, it fits you to a 'tea!'

Elizabeth said...

I love that tea pot, and the box is great! I love getting a 2-fer!

Joy said...

That is adorable! I need one. Well I don't need it but I want it...lol
I love books too!

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

What a neat teapot!!

Charli and me said...

What a great teapot Sally and so perfect for a school teacher who loves books. It was meant for you. I love it. Happy Friday!

Lisa said...

Good, good, good! It is wonderful that you have a teapot that is meant for you. Your comments about coveting made me smile. They sounded so sweet. You come across as such a nice woman.

Enjoy your tea pot. Reading and a cup of tea is always the perfect combo.

Knitty said...

That is so cute! How perfect for you.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so happy for you Sally. The drive was certainly worth the treasure :-)
This should look adorable on one of your bookshelves!
Have a great weekend!!

xoxo
Janie

Becoming Me said...

I love it and it is perfect for a book lover

Raggedy Girl said...

Sally
What a great post and it made me just smile to think of your hubby going all that way to make you happy and what a wonderful tea pot and yes even the box is cool.
Roberta Anne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is perfect for you, Sally!!! Oh how absolutely adorable! The magpie has landed on that, so you know what I always say... if it goes missing, you know where it has wandered! ;-)

Love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

~♥~ Monica S said...

WOW.. I would love to be the owner of that teapot!! Lucky you!!

Monica

Carla said...

HAHAHA! Glad your not coveting this little darling teapot anymore-that would be a sin:)

Loved it:)

Dawn said...

That's a great teapot and you are right. It is PERFECT for you. I hope you get years and years of enjoyment out of it!

take care,
Dawn

kbbryant said...

How fortunate that you could get one and didn't have to be a "coveter". It really is clever and I've never seen anything like it! Perfect for you!

Kathy b

Lisa Ann said...

Oh I love that! I'm such a bookworm!

Kelli said...

That is the neatest teapot, Sally! I love all the books and author names!
~Kelli

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the teapot, Sally.. It's so unique. I may have told you that I have a friend who collects teapots/cups---so she'd love this one.
Hugs,
Betsy

artis1111 said...

Oh,I love the teapot!!!! The cutest thing!! Kathy

Needled Mom said...

I think that teapot was definitely calling your name. It is adorable.

Shimmy Mom said...

Now, I"M coveting. That is an awesome teapot. I have a thing for tea pots and books. I might have to call my Tuesday Morning on Monday.
Congratulations on your great find.
*hugs*

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful for you! Such a great tea pot!

Carrie said...

I too am delighted to see your new teapot...I love books and
book-related items. I also taught most of those authors as a secondary school English teacher.

bj said...

oh, I am so so so glad they had one for you. It LOOKS as if it were made...JUST FOR YOU! It is just precious...like you!

TopazTook said...

That is a marvelous teapot. I love tea and books as well, and I can certainly understand its tempting nature.