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When I think of teapots, I think of English people, old women, and those chick-flick movies where the main character usually ends up crying over a cup of tea.  I used to not be a tea drinker (still not a fan of iced tea) and rarely drink hot tea now, so it was shocking when I fell in love with this vintage transferware teapot at an estate sale.
imageI don’t know much about the origins of this teapot, but the transferware pattern is interesting.  It doesn’t really match and there are seams that go around the sides (in order to get the material on smoothly sacrifices had to be made) – which in my opinion makes the teapot even cooler.  Not everything fits together perfectly!

imageimageBecause here at the Attic Birds, we don’t always use items in the way they were originally intended, here are some alternative ways to use a teapot like the one I found.

As part of a table centerpiece:

Teapot and succulents(Photo: StyleMePretty)

As part of a statement wall in the kitchen or dining room:

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Maybe as a pot for herbs:

Screen Shot 2012-06-20 at 11_28_20 PM(Photo: Funky Junky Interiors)

Or maybe you use the teapot as it was intended, for a nice hot cup of tea.  Better when shared with a good friend.


If you are interested in the really awesome teapot we found, you can find it here in our Etsy store!