Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Fancy a crafty cuppa?

When you've been away on holiday, it’s always nice to come home to a freshly brewed cup of tea. Tea has a calming effect, helping us slow down and reflect on things - rather than worry about all the stuff we've got to do, and how little time we've got to do it in.

You wouldn’t necessarily think of tea as being a particularly racy drink – but, curiously, the humble cuppa has never been so sexy. Vintage style tea parties seem to be taking place everywhere – a book has even been published on the subject. And more and more people are collecting old china – especially painted teacups and unusual teapots.

If you’re a bit of a teapot fancier, you might like to visit Norwich Castle Museum, where the Philip Miller collection of 2000 pots is housed. This was brought together to include the work of as many different English factories as possible, and is the largest specialist collection of teapots in Britain.

Alternatively, take a look at some of the handcrafted, collectable teatime treats in ShopCurious’s latest Curious Trends post – and you’ll see what I mean about tea drinking’s saucy new image…

Will you?


Style Porn said...

There's nothing more quintessentially british than tea time, but these pots are quite novel in their design. I myself have never "gotten" the tea drinking thing. I'm a terrible coffee addict, but maybe if I had a delightful little pot like this, I'd change my tune.

Profoundly Superficial said...

Yes, I'm a coffee addict too... espresso... although I'm beginning to like herbal tea if it involves a cute tea pot.