Monday, February 4, 2013

Blue Monday - Tiny Blue and White Teapot

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Some ask for sun and some for rain
And sometimes both together;
Pray you for sunshine in your heart
And then forget the weather. (Unknown)

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I have a darling little blue and white teapot to show today. It is quite old; it was my mother's, but I don't know how she obtained it. It's small enough to use as a Christmas tree ornament, and it even has am attached hanger; however, I've never put it on my Christmas tree. Neither did my mom. We have always used it for display wherever a touch of blue was needed. Of course, that can be almost any place!





There's a hole in the back, perhaps for a tiny touch of greenery. What else do you think that hole could be used for?

The back is solid. That line on the back is not a crack; it's like a scratch covered over with the glaze.



The bottom marking says "made in Taiwan."



Do you have any idea why this item was made? How would you use it?


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40 comments:

Annesphamily said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally! I think this is so sweet! I would love to have a tiny treasure like this to remind me of my mom! Have a wonderful week! Hugs Anne

my home sanctuary said...

Hi Sally. Very cute tea pot. I have no idea what it might be other than to hold greenary like you said. But the handle confuses. Anyway it is very nice. BTW this is Sherry from My Journey Back. Making Some changes and waking up My Home Sanctuary today. Sharing my dream of a Blue Barn. Thanks for the linky. Enjoying as usual.
Have a wonderful week,
Sherry

Jeanne said...

Hello Sally, Your little teapot is darling. The mark on the back is a firing flaw. It happens sometimes and they glazed over it. I think it was made for an ornamental purpose and it is for flowers or greenery etc.I know you treasure it and so would I.

We had quite a bit of snow the last two days and it is so pretty in the mountains right now. It won't last long though.

Happy Blue Monday,
Love,
Jeanne

Gemma Wiseman said...

I was wondering if this was a sugar bowl in the shape of a teapot! The large hole is for the spoon! Maybe! I just felt the hole was oddly shaped for a plant unless to display small flowers or ferns in water! Intriguing and beautiful!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You're little tea pot is so cute. I wonder if you could put a small votive in it (battery operated)
Happy Blue Monday!

Lina Gustina said...

That's a treasure little teapot. I'll use it for home decoration; display it with other little teapots would be nice :)

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'd use that little gizmo for a planter--for violets, of course!

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a sweet little treasure! I'd love to see it hanging on a Christmas tree with vintage cobalt blue ornaments and more blue and white pieces. Wouldn't that be a feast for the eyes? Have a wonderful week, Sally.

KT said...

Thanks for hosting :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's gorgeous Sally. I love the vase in the background too.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is darling, Sally...I'm happy it was passed down to you and I would leave it out year round, too!

Have a great week!

XO,
Jane

Zizi Santos said...

Muito bom guardar essas relíquias de mãe para filha.
O bule com detalhes em azul é muito lindo! Preserve!
bj
Zizi

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I would try and find me some blue glass decorative stems [at the floral section in a craft shop] and add them.

Carol Ann S. said...

What a cute little teapot. What even makes it more special is that it belonged to your mother. I'm thinking maybe the hole is for a candle. Thanks for hosting. Happy Blue Monday. Carol Ann is AHappyGram

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sweet little teapot, Sally. The opening would probably be used for greenery. Lovely that it had belonged to your mother. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

JLS Hall said...

Your teapot is adorable. My Granny used to have several similar teapot thingies, and she used them to hold matches and toothpicks, and tiny candy canes for the grandkids! But I agree, it does look like it should hold greenery or maybe a teensy bouquet.

Happy Blue Monday. Hope you have a great day and a wonderful week!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a very sweet teapot ornament, Sally! I love to collect decorative miniature like this. Yours is extra special as it belonged to your Mom, and must bring back memories! Happy Blue Monday!

Barbara F. said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally! I tried several times to upload a photo but it would not take it, sorry. xo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Happy Blue Monday dear Sally! I'm posting my mom's china with blue little flowers I used for my Valentines table. I always have problems with my thumbnail, but I'm here and that's enough to make me happy! Have a great week.
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Yes, congrats to the Ravens!! Your white and blue teapot is adorable! I love anything in blue and white too!
Fabby

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you sweet and kind lady!
Love,
Fabby

Pride In Photos said...

Sally sally...what are you going to do with me?☺ I messed up and grabbed the wrong link. It linked to todays post which is black and white. SO sorry...I will do better next week.BTW...LOVE your blue teapot...too cute.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous little teapot happy blue Monday Sally

Barbara F. said...

Hi Sally, thanks for helping me out. Your tea pot is very cute and a nice memory for you. xo

LV said...

Whatever its use, obviously your mother did not choose to do so. How great it is you still have it just as she left it. A treasure to keep.Still not visiting much, but it will get better.

Mama Zen said...

That is so pretty!

Jackie/Jake said...

Beautiful!!

By Neymes said...

OI SALLY,ESTAR AQUI NOVAMENTE,SEU BULE SER MUITO BONITO,PARABÉNS.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

Joy H said...

Such a sweet little teapot. Thanks for sharing. Hope your having a great Blue Monday :)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love your sweet little tea pot!

CailinMarie said...

Hi there Sally! That is a sweet tea pot. If it were smaller I'd say it might be for a doll house, I don't suppose it is the right size for a child's tea party? It is sweet.

Eden said...

Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Victoria said...

Happy blue Monday.
Your teapot is very pretty !

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, your little teapot is darling! I can't imagine what i supposed to go in the little hole. But it's sweet and I know you're so thankful to have it.
Thanks for popping in to see me and I'm sure your weather is lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I am slowly going around to the memes as my husband just had a new hip put in a few days ago...but I loved this little teapot and the blue and white. I also am curious on what it is for. Hard to figure out the size of it, I guess it just could be ornamental but would be fun to make tiny tea in! cheers. thanks for hosting this long time meme.

Maria Gagliano said...

That is so cute. I was thinking vase at first but since it is so tiny maybe, toothpicks a tea bag when you have taken it out of the water and need a place to put it.

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Leovi said...

That rich blue Made in Taiwan, I love ...

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday..*hugs*...on Wednesday.
That is a very pretty little teapot for sure. I wonder why its open at the back...hmmmm...wasn't made for tealights because they didn't have then then..*s*..but it would get too warm so you wouldn't want to do that. I guess it would be for some greenery. I wonder if you could put a little little pot back there with...some greenery, a live plant.

Its darling and a special keepsake for sure.
have a great week.
Judi

Laura said...

I like the idea of putting flowers in it to display... really pretty Sally.