the glass teapot

30 November 2013

About 5 years ago, I remember my mum being obsessed with finding the perfect glass teapot. At the time, I had absolutely zero interest in the matter because a) I wasn't a huge tea drinker and b) because it was a teapot. I had no idea why she was so fixated on this, but when she eventually found one I was glad, because we no longer had to look in every place remotely likely to sell one when out shopping.

Anyway. 5 years later and apparently the most predictable thing has happened: I have become my mother. Since getting into the colder months I have become quite addicted to tea. And as soon as that happened, I started coveting that illusive glass teapot.

I was chatting to my friend C about this a while ago, and she suggested that she would hunt one down for me for my birthday. Of course I was polite and said no! don't worry! I don't want anything! But she knows me too well (and I didn't protest that much).

She looked high and low - seriously, it really is hard to find - but she found the most perfect teapot in the world.









Is it not the most beautiful thing? I just love that you can see the leaves through the colour of the tea, the little drops of water and the way it steams up when you pour the boiling water in. This one is from John Lewis.

Maybe it's ridiculous to be so excited about this, but at the end of the day, it's the little things in life. This teapot, pomegranate tea and I had such a cosy Sunday afternoon watching the drizzly rain and the passers-by.

Thank you so much, C! (p.s. she also got me a Le Creuset pie dish. I am both spoilt and under pressure to find the perfect recipe to use that dish for.)



25 comments:

  1. I'm actually still on a search for a glass teapot. When I
    was in NY Chinatown, I spotted one and till this very
    day I regret for not buying it... Xx

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    1. don't worry! you'll stumble across an even better one i'm sure x

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  2. Even though I don't drink tea, this is definitely the perfect teapot!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. haha honestly it looks pretty just sitting empty on the table! x

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  3. I LOVE this teapot! I would really like one just like this and I think I'll add it to my Christmas list now :)
    N xo

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    1. ah i hope you get one! it is such a lovely gift x

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  4. Haha... it is a funny thing to start enjoying things that you once thought was strange / weird. I am still waiting for the moment that I come to appreciate good scotch :)

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  5. oh my goodness this is so cool! I need it in my life haha :)
    Saida xx

    http://saidacanephotography.blogspot.com

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    1. i think everyone does really ;) x

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  6. It s not that I don't like my job or something but when I think about how much time I spend doing 'big' things those small rituals, precious moments and beautiful treats make it all prettier:) I wish u many cosy moments and to enjoy drinking tea from that beautiful teapot, it s a great gift;) xx

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    1. yes, exactly. i really think that what we all will remember the most are those small things that made us happy x

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    1. i highly recommend it :) thanks for stopping by! x

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  8. the beauty of a brilliant tea from a glass teapot. :)

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    1. it's underrated in my opinion! x

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  9. What a lovely gift. I'd never thought about glass teapots until now, but you've got me lusting after one!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. it's hard to resist isn't it! x

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  10. This looks such a cosy little ritual :) I totally agree about turning into one's mother, he he - unavoidable :) But it's a good thing, especially involving pretty glass teapots, I think.
    Thank you also for the lovely comment on my blog - I am so chuffed that someone reads it! xoxo

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    1. i agree :) i think you're going to have lots of enthusiastic readers following your blog, it's beautiful x

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  11. I think a teapot is perfectly reasonable thing to get excited about, especially one as lovely as this.

    B xxx

    www.dearbaker.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Oh, a very lovely teapot it is :D

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  13. we have a glass teapot as well. it was gifted to us for our wedding! i'm a big tea drinker when it gets super cold out. really warms up the body! i love your teapot. it's beautiful!

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  14. So beautiful...I want slash need one now. Also I am in love with the photos in this post! I mean I always like them but these are completely beautiful. Especially that perfect pour!!

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  15. Oh wow, I love this! And I think everyone turns into their parents so don't worry :)

    The colour coming through the glass is lovely! x

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