Tuesday, 11 March 2014
a tale of two teapots
Teapots were not what I was hoping to find that day. So I put them down and continued on my search. But I was drawn back to them and couldn't help but pick them up again and turn them over in my hands. And that's when I saw it. A little note stuck to the bottom of one of the teapots that read, For my granddaughter Alix.
I'm not exactly sure what the story of these two little teapots is, but one thing I do know, at some point these teapots were well loved. The blue flowers pot has scratching over the base, which makes me think it was perhaps the favourite day to day teapot. The wildflower pot is almost like new, perhaps a special occasion teapot, only brought out when guests were around? Or maybe a treasured gift that sat in the cabinet on display? What is certain though is a grandmother considered them worthy of passing down, of cherishing for years to come. I do hope they've come to live at the right place.