Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chocolate Pot

The differences in teapots, chocolate pots and coffee servers were
a topic of discussion on the Afternoon Tea Across America Facebook Group today.
I thought I would re-post a photo of the Chocolate Pot
given to me by Aunt Ida several years before she passed away.
It was one of her "treasures" found on antiquing journeys with her friends.
The set has 4 cups and saucers and all are marked RS Prussia.
Tucked inside the pot is a newspaper clipping from 1999,
telling how genteel women around the USA, around 1906,
took china-painting/art classes.
"While the maid did the house work, the ladies were looking for something to do."
Aunt Ida had a great sense of humor and a gusto laugh.
She got a kick out of the headline on the article about the chocolate
pot featured in the article. 
"Bored Housewife Probably Painted pot in 1906." 
I don't think Aunt Ida was "bored" a day in her life! 


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, wasn't your beloved Aunt Ida a precious gal! I love this post, what fun that she was able to know her treasure was given to someone who would cherish it so much. It's a beautiful set.

Thank you for sharing! Have a tea-lightful day!

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful Chocolate Pot! I have one that was my great-grandmother's [maternal], and a Limoges one that I bought at an antique store.

Joy said...

What a lovely set!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a gorgeous chocolate pot. Loved the heading on the article too.
Sounds like your Aunt Ida had quite a sense of humor.

Steph said...

It's a very graceful piece of porcelain, and a great memory with your Aunt.

Angela McRae said...

I always love an Aunt Ida story! She sounds like she was a lot of fun!


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