Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Seascapes Teapot

The beach has been on my mind lately, so I thought I’d show you one of my favorite teapots.  It is by Portmeirion and is in their lovely Seascapes pattern.

P6091617It has the texture and pattern of some of the shells I like to collect.  This is the only piece I own in this pattern.  I’d like to have the cream jug and oyster sugar bowl too.  This older pattern can be found on Ebay and Replacement China sites.   You can find gorgeous fruit and veggie Portmeirion patterns here.

I also like these conch shell salt & pepper shakers.  These were a yard sale find and I haven’t done any research on them as yet.

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On a trip to Sanibel Island, I collected bags of shells from the beach. 

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This shadow box shows some of the many varieties of shells I collected.  My favorites were the calico scallop shells (lower left) that were in such pretty colors like this pink and white example.

Angela at Tea With Friends used shells to cover a teapot.  I’ve been wanting to cover a mirror frame, but you know how these UFO’s (unfinished objects) pile up.

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I’ll be basking on a pretty beach in July.  Unfortunately, there are no shells to collect on this manmade beach.  I’ll miss the shelling, but I will console myself by admiring lots of pretty teapots at a tea room in that area.

5 comments:

Val said...

Such cute shakers! My retro themed kitchen contains multiple sets of shakers, including some vintage (courtesy of a great aunt) and some brand new reproductions. I love them all, and wish I had room for more!

Angela McRae said...

Thanks for linking to my teapot! And hey, I need to be on the lookout for a shell-patterned teapot and/or S&P shakers to add to my vignette. Your pieces are lovely!

Linda J. said...

It's that time of the year when I beging thinking about our annual week at the beach. Your seascapes teapot is lovely.

Appleshoe said...

Those are cute shakers at first I just thought they were polished shells. They are pretty. You shadow box looks so professional. Take care.

Marilyn said...

Oh, I am in love with that teapot. The shape and beauty of it touches me. I love searching for seashells too, but sadly there are not many anymore at the beaches here in Oregon. Have a wonderful July by the water.

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