26 May 2011

I can't believe I bought another tea pot


Actually, I can.  I'd seen it in a charity shop the week before, picked it up and told myself firmly that I really did not need another tea pot even if it did have faded gold edging  and a sort of marbling effect on the top and anyway it's meant to be "one in, one out" in our house.  Then I went back a week later and it was a pound cheaper.  So I had it.  And the real truth is that I dream of becoming Mrs Wobble the Waitress and turning my front room into a cafe and having people in to drink tea and eat cake in a very civilised way.  It's the same reason why the cellar is full of carefully packed cake stands and tea sets, why I buy tea cosies and books on how to knit them, even though I never do, and aprons.  I'm very partial to a proper apron.

Glory be. I need to get a grip.

12 comments:

Joanna said...

That's a lovely teapot! And I very much like the sound of your cafe.

Mag said...

Hang on to your dreams, I say!

Knit Nurse said...

You can't have too many teapots and cake stands. There's no such thing.

Perhaps you should start your own secret tea room like these examples http://marmitelover.blogspot.com/2011/05/oop-north.html

Liz said...

I had a friend with a similar dream and an impressive collection of little milk jugs and sugar bowls. She ended up opening a lingerie shop. I like your "One in, one out" approach. Wonder if it would work here?

colleen said...

Liz- It doesn't work here to tell you the truth, though I did dispose of one teapot with a broken spout

Knit Nurse - Thanks for the link. Maybe I should start with a WI pop-up cafe. Constructive play, and all that.

Rattling On said...

I shouldn't worry about your 'collection', it sounds much like my own. I have aprons for every occasion, including gardening (they get demoted to that)
I also have the cake stands, the teasets, melamine, Tupperware... feeling better now? In fact it's given me an idea...

shandy said...

Oh, how i sympathise about the tea sets. I see them at boot fairs for ridiculously low prices and I make myself resist - usually. After all, we always use mugs for tea.

Tea Sets for Sale said...

you can never have to many teapots especially one like that.

Esther Montgomery said...

Tea pots and shoes!

I imagine you could get carried away with watering cans too.

Esther

Jessica said...

You can never have too many teapots, surely? And certainly not GOLD teapots.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I've never believed that one can have too much of anything fabulous .
Anyway , you were just rescuing it . I rescue things all the time . Stacks of things . I have to save untold numbers of buttons , napkins , 50s children's handkerchiefs , virtually empty wooden reels of thread , saucers .....

Felix said...

I am very excited about your growing collection of teapots, tea cosies, tea towels, cakestands etc. and I think your front room cafe with civilised teas and cakes sounds just divine.

I know just what you mean about all the books with teacosy patterns which you don't ever find the time to knit; I recently found myself thinking that what I want this year in August, is the time and space to knit the placemats in a 1940s book entitled "practical knitting."

Placemats. When would I ever even use them? I usually eat my beans on toast in front of my computer, whilst dealing with email in the other hand. Perhaps if I knit the placemats this would all change...

...a very warm welcome to your fine new pot!