I’ve got a ‘pot problem

The following fancies I hoarded over the past couple of months from local charity shops all around Dublin. In total, we had enough teapots for our wedding to have two per table, and three at the head table – which is a whopping … 25 teapots altogether. These babies deserve a post of their own …

A tall antique coffee pot {I know, not tea, but fit the theme} which is  now home for our kitchen utensils, along with a wooden tea caddy which I spray painted a deep cherry hue to fit in with our weddings’ colour theme. In the lamest way, I was excited to use this as a center piece as it broke away from the other traditional tea pots, yet was still in theme. Just the variation we needed. Now used {shock-horror} to store husbands tea.
And below, jazzing up the bathroom. I had a massive hydrangea from the wedding in this right up until a couple of days ago. He is in a better place now. 

And one of my favourite teapots – one of my parents’ engagement gifts from way back in the day. This one can be spotted on my blog a couple of times at this stage. An oldie, but a goodie. 
These last two teapots got the job done. Nothing too fancy about them, but I’m thinking of maybe Sharpie-attacking the taller one for an alternative look. Or they may go back to the charity shop from whence they came. 

We had many, many more teapots as our centrepieces for our wedding, but some of them were borrowed from family, so they went home. Some of the charity shop teapots we re-homed to friends and family who fancied them more than I did. All of which you will hopefully get to see from our wedding pictures, which are due to arrive any day now. So exponentially excited. 
I’m saving two very special teapots for a later post. Let’s just say they incorporate hydrangeas and are very close to my heart. So what about you. Do you have any favourite teapots? Are they inherited, or were they cheap as chips? Both are my favourite kind. I hold no prejudice against ‘pot lovers. 

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  1. November 9, 2012 / 00:23

    Hello Hydrangea Girl, I found your blog some time ago via LC's Liars and Lunatics — was visiting friends in Sonoma County, California recently who are wild for hydrangeas and have them growing all over the place. I fell in love with them while there…so many beautiful colors…here's an example [sorry, not savvy enough to hyperlink it here in the comments!]:


    Congratulations on your wedded bliss, and all the best! Michele

    • November 13, 2012 / 16:20

      Ohhhh I must visit Sonoma County. I've been told about California's flowers before, specifically hydrangeas. Thank you for the linkage. Incredibly jealous of your travels!

      p.s. L&L is quite the entertainment.

    • November 13, 2012 / 16:26

      I really like the first one. Very modern. You would need that one to set off your vintage ones nicely. And the tree teapot, well everybody loves trees. It would be a shame not to …