Tea on Tuesday

Posted: April 1, 2014 in Art, Tea time
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As I write this on Monday, I’m at the library for the free internet.  Ours decided to go down sometime during the time I was riding my bike to the library (for fun and exercise) this morning.  After many futile attempts to figure out what was wrong, our internet provider, who shall remain nameless, said they could have a technician out tomorrow (or today as you read this), between 11 am and noon.  Hopefully that’s not an April Fool’s joke!

Driven by my desire to blog daily, I went back to the library, by car this time, to catch up a bit and get this post ready.  Then it’s back to the house to enjoy some disconnected time with a good book and some…tea.  

This is a teapot I’ve seen before. Since it’s in an enclosed glass cabinet, it’s difficult to get great photos, but I think its superb beauty and elegance shine through anyway.

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  1. suej says:

    Here’s hoping you get your internet back soon… That teapot is very vibrant, I can see why you like it!

  2. Henry G L says:

    Wow, incredible stuff, loved it

  3. viveka says:

    No internet – means a clean house *smile – hope that your problem is soon solved. Beautiful gallery, A big fan of glass … in any form, shape and colors.

  4. M-R says:

    Will you get back in there and get some shots that are not through glass ? – you can always tell them you need to show a friend who’s a long way away so s/he can decide if it will fit in with his/her collection … [grin] Did the repair bloke show ?

  5. Holy gorgeous teapots, Janet! My boyfriend and I loved these photos this morning. We’re both big fans of glass.

  6. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Have you been to The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas? They have a Chihuly ceiling, though I think I prefer this teapot!

    • I haven’t been there. Don’t really have much desire to go to LV. We saw our first Chihuly exhibit in, of all places, Akron, Ohio. We then saw a Chihuly Christmas tree at the White House and an installation in Kew Gardens, London. I think there might have been one more before the one in Phoenix. But the teapot is pretty spectacular as well as much more affordable…and useful. 🙂 If you check the link I left in the comments, you can see quite a few other cool teapots.


      • Emilio Pasquale says:

        We live about 30 minutes south of Las Vegas and can’t wait to leave. But for now my business is here and my wife’s family. I was never impressed with the Chihuly ceiling but the stuff you showed is beautiful.

      • The bowls are incredible. The installations are very different but also amazing. I’ve done a number of posts on the one I went to in Phoenix. I think they’re probably in the “Art” category in my pull-down category box on the left if you want to see them. As for living near LV, sometimes you have to live someone less than ideal. My parents lived in Vegas for a time after my dad retired and they said there were good things about being there. But I’m glad they retired to Mesa!

      • Yup, under “Art.”

  7. What a beauty! My mom collects tea pots and I can just picture this lovely peacock being the crown jewel on the shelf. I love it so much though, I’d probably end up buying it and just keeping it for myself…

    • I know, Hannah. I admit to lusting after it myself and Bill would probably buy it for me if I asked. But it’s rather pricey and then it has to go somewhere and I have so many tea things already. But it is stunning.