Monday, July 27, 2015

Tea Cup Tuesday, New Blue Willow




It has been a long while since I participated in Tea Cup Tuesday because I have had nothing new to share. I have restrained myself from even entering flea markets and estate sales. Life has been so busy with more demanding causes and issues.

But while in the Black Hills, we visited the small town of Belle Fourche where there were a few little shops. The town was inviting and we stopped and browsed. DH found a Blue Willow teapot right away. I tried not to look! I did not need any teapot…I did not need any Blue Willow teapot….but I bought yet another teapot!



I have three Blue Willow pots, but none exactly like this one. It was rather dirty and uncared for, but it cleaned up well.  I envisioned the pot on a ranch wife’s table, pouring cups of tea to cowboys or maybe wives of other ranchers. Maybe she just made tea for herself at dawn while drovers rounded up cattle or sheep to head towards the railcars that would take them to eastern markets.



I can’t find any information about the pot or the mark. Can any readers help me out by recognizing the mark or design?

I have used the pot a couple of times already. I love holding and pouring from such a beautiful piece once loved by another woman somewhere. I wish she and I could share a cup of tea together in present time. Since we can’t, I will love her Blue Willow pot for her! 



















8 comments:

Terra said...

That Blue Willow pot is lovely, and it is in good hands.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It's so hard to resist the temptation of a beautiful teapot or a teacup!! You restrained yourself for awhile, it seems, but your dear hubby found it for you. You had to buy it and now it will be well loved!!

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely.
I do love reusing the old and the beautiful. And wondering about earlier users...

Linda O'Connell said...

I do believe you hold a treasure in your hands. Oh and the imaginative stories you came up with...I can visualize it, too.

Karen said...

Hi Bookie,
It's so nice to meet you.
The blue and white teapot is so lovely and so is the pretty container behind it. Sorry I don't know much about the marking but Ruth at Antiques and Teacups would likely know. I think the lid is exquisite. I am also trying to refrain from buying any more china but I did weaken with my new blue and white this week. Happy Tea Day and Thank you for visiting me. Karen

Margie said...

What a beautiful teapot! I've always been a fan of the Blue Willow pattern.

I'm also trying to limit my teaware purchases, but sometimes I just can't resist their little voices begging me to take them home. Hee!

Mom Wald said...

What a neat shape, and I love the treatment of the spout. This Blue Willow Teapot has the most personality of any I have ever seen!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Great find! I used to collect teapots, but stopped when I realized I'd have them stacked up all over the house. So I don't buy them anymore, but I always stop to look and admire. They're just so friendly.