Monday, May 16, 2016

A Vintage Sadler Teapot

 So, this is the story: 
I stood at the kitchen sink hand washing four
teacup trios (teacups, saucers and dessert plates) and
my beautiful English James Kent teapot as I prepared for guests.
The phone rang and it was my good friend Mary calling.
We chatted, I washed.
When suddenly, whack! I accidently hit the stone counter top
with the end of the spout and broke a good half inch off! 
No tears on my part, but it sent me directly to eBay to see if it could be replaced,
knowing it would take a miracle to find the exact replica. 
To make a long story short and four teapots later,
I didn't find another James Kent.
These are photos of my non-Kent "replacement teapot #1."
I purchased this English Sadler in a pretty pansy pattern.
 I am very pleased with this reasonably-priced find. 
Sadler teapots are among my favorite English-made vintage collectibles.
Yes, I said this is #1 of four non-James Kent replacement teapots,
along with several more items purchased. 
I'll be staying off eBay for a while.
In the meantime, I'll share photos of my other "pretties" soon. 


The Charm of Home said...

Linda that is a beauty!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh dang. Well your replacement is awesome.

There was the time I splurged and found the most awesome silverplated ironstone set: teapot, lidded sugar and creamer - oh loved it so much. I carefully unwrapped it from its shipping box (love ebay finds) and was washing it (always do) and WHACK - broke the spout on my granite counter too. I had it all of five minutes and broke it. I DID have tears of anger and frustration. I glued it as carefully as possible but could only use it as decor.


So I feel for ya, Linda! You have a great attitude though. Hugs and comfort.

Joy B said...

I'm so sorry your teapot spout broke, but this is a beauty. (I'm kind of partial to violets myself!) I'll look forward to seeing what else you found on ebay, and hope one of these days you'll find one just like the one that broke.

Rosemary said...

So sorry to hear the story of your most recent tragedy. I know the feeling!


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