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! 


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