Monday, 7 March 2011

Hello teapot


Yesterday afternoon I realised I hadn't been out of the house in three days!. I think I was developing cabin fever. Mr P said I needed a break from tending the small and the sick and sent me out. It was sunny out there. Who knew? I saw trees and everything!

A spot of retail therapy was needed so I headed here. Three floors of bric a brac and old books - heaven.

Then I saw a teapot. It was turquoise and chipped and lovely. It came home with me.



It holds three mugs*-full and will be used every morning.

And the cabin fever? Cured.

*Tansy mug by Melissa at tiny happy.

34 comments:

Tabiboo said...

It's so strange when you've been stuck in for what seems like such a long time. To get out and just breath in some fresh air.

I've got my fingers crossed this will be my first week since Christmas that I will have no sick little ones at home - fingers crossed, fingers crossed xxxx

Nina xxx

crafts@home said...

I had cabin fever last week..... didn't realise until I went out after nearly 4 days and felt weird.... back to normal now after some retail therapy and a walk in the countryside, didn't get anything as nice as your lovely 'new' teapot though
Sue :)

Sue said...

Lovely teapot. I had cabin fever after Christmas waiting for my foot to heal. It was so lovely to be able to get out and about when ti finally healed. hope your small and sicks get better soon xx

dottycookie said...

I am so glad you got out of the house! I spent an hour with the Smalls at the allotment and that helped hugely - Mr DC working AGAIN. I'll try to persuade him about a night out but I think his deadlines are looming ...

Su said...

Bric a brac and old book - heaven indeed. Glad it did the trick. I must revisit there soon.
i9

Monica said...

what a delightful teapot!

kristina said...

Such a perfect blue. Like our skies today :) Fingers crossed for more blue skies tomorrow. And fingers and toes crossed everyone is feeling all-better very soon.

K x

Helen said...

i know just how you felt! Not to worry spring is just around the corner. Can't stop, off to visit your link ....

Ali said...

Bless him for noticing! And aren't a few moments of sun wonderfully restorative? As well as retail therapy, of course.

marigold jam said...

Hope the small and the sick are all soon better and you are able to get out and about more. Love the teapot - such a summer sky sort of blue and it holds just the right ammount too - hope you will get many happy cuppas from it. Wish your haven for bric a brac was nearer and I'd be visiting it too.

Twiggy said...

Awww hope everyone is well soon, it gladdens your heart to get out on a sunny day doesn't it? That is a lovely tea pot
Twiggy x

Julie said...

A taste of sunshine is just right to cure cabin blues. My DH dragged me out for a walk in the gardens at our local stately home this afternoon and it did the trick, cheered me up no end and I came home with biscuits and chocolate, also good for cabin fever!

French Knots said...

Just what the doctor ordered! Hope health and vitality are soon restored.x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

It's no fun being stuck in the house all the time, hope all the little ones are much better!
Love the teapot, it looks just the sort of teapot that produces a good strong cup of tea! :)
Vivienne x

periwinkle said...

I couldn't imagine not going out every day , it would drive me insane. Nice to see you treat yourself to something lovely

Bella Bheag said...

I have a red tea pot just like yours (though smaller) - nice! Makes you want to get out more.

vintagerockchick said...

Ooh how lovely - we went there for my friend's birthday last year - and then onto a Country Living recommended teashop which I think was next door. Brilliant day out!

pebbledash said...

Love it! I'm jealous, I've got the wanties!! Of course a turquoise teapot can help cure cabin fever.

Rhiannon said...

What an utterly delightful teapot :) So pleased you were able to take it home with you
x

Tara said...

That sounds like a wonderful cure for cabin fever. The teapot is beautiful.

Paula said...

I love everything about that teapot, it's so cute. I've been looking for one for me at my local charity shop but haven't had any luck yet.

julie said...

Glad you got out for a break - 3 days of being stuck inside can seem like 3 weeks. Sounds like you headed for the perfect place to raise your spirits and you certainly found the perfect teapot - love that shade of blue. Here's to lots more thrifty finds and sunshine and no more illness or cabin fever!

Penelope said...

I love your tea pot, one of my favourite things to do is put flowers in teapots and old tea cups xox

Menopausal musing said...

Chipped enamel has an appeal doesn't it? What a pretty colour too.......... wish I could reach into my screen and spirit it away to here........ :O))))))))))!
Hope your little people are better Emma.

Anja said...

So glad you got to see the sun! Cute teapot :-)

Isabelle said...

Hello Melissa. Thank you for popping over. Your silver jewellery looks LOVELY!

I have no idea what I commented on the Coffee Lady blog but I'm glad it made you laugh!

melissa said...

get better soon, little ones!
i love your new little teapot and i'm honoured that the tansy cup has a friend :)

Pipany said...

Tending little ones here today Emma. So tired that the sight of your teapot and mug has made me head for my kitchen! x

Cottage Garden said...

Hope little Pebble is on the mend now...

It's good that you managed to get out Emma, and to one of my favourite places too. Did you have tea in Peacocks?!! It's been lovely & sunny hasn't it (apart from today that is!)

Love your chippy blue teapot. Note to myself: must go to Waterside Antiques - SOON!!

Jeanne
x

Locket Pocket said...

What a beautiful teapot Emma! I'm not surprised you needed it to come home with you. L xx

The Coffee Lady said...

I used to get stuck in Ely train station a lot when I visited a boyfriend in Cambridge when I was at university. I never knew it had bric a brac and teapots. It was always just cold and dark.

a mermaids purse said...

wonderful photography very inspiring blog and beautiful jewellery ;0)x

Tania said...

Of course it came back with you!

Thank ye Gods for 'cabin fever' Mr diagnosis, blue teapots, sunny and tree-ness and hospital near misses. Hope everything gets one heck of a whole lot easier.

Curlew Country said...

The perfect teapot. I adore the colour, bet it makes your tea taste even nicer!

Just wanted to say I do have a little thank you almost ready to wing its way to you. Life's been a bit upside down and I forgot. So sorry. Thanks again for the beautiful flower cards, they'll be going up very soon!

Have a lovely weekend
Stephx