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!