Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thistle Teapot

 Did you know the prickly purple Thistle is the Emblem of Scotland? 
I was amazed to see tall Thistles in Scottish gardens during our first visit in 1995.
The reason is the thistle is a pesky plant in Kentucky, and it hurts if you touch or step on one. 
We have too many of them in our fields at the farm, according to my husband. 
But, I must admit, I have looked at the Thistle differently since our visits to Scotland. 
Therefore, when I found this English Crown Trent Thistle Teapot at a bargain price,
I added it to my teapot collection.  
It would be perfect at the farm house. Don't you agree? 


Bernideen said...

I agree with your husband and you. I love the teapot but don't like those naughty plants. This year I see a bumper crop across the state and I feel bad about it. They are huge. When my husband was a little boy his Dad paid him a penny a thistle for each one he dug up on the farm in Illinois. He has told me this story 1 million times -ha! Enjoy that pretty teapot!

Rosemary said...

So pretty! Much better to have the thistle on a teapot than under foot!

Ruth W said...

I love thistles....on teacups and teapots, not the garden! That Croen Trent is a popular shape. Love it!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I was contemplating a gorgeous teapot with thistles in the Scottish store at the mall yesterday but it was very expensive, yours is just as nice.

Winifred said...

That's a lovely teapot.

Yes we all seem to have a national" flower". Did you see the huge beautiful ones in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh when you were there. They're lovely.

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

The amazing tall Thistle in the gardens in Scotland were unlike anything I had seen.

Marilyn Miller said...

Yes, definitely must go to the farm with this teapot. I liked the story too.

Joy said...

That teapot would be perfect anywhere! What a great find!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I do agree that this is a perfect farmhouse teapot! Love the various meanings we all find in our teawares!


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