14 January 2009

HNT - Tea Time

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Some of you might remember that I am a huge coffee fan, but I don't think I've ever shared my teapot collection. I have just under 30 teapots - some have been gifts - some I've purchased myself. They perch upon the top of my kitchen cabinets like friends ready to greet me. They make me smile ...

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time
the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.

~Author Unknown


Care to join me for a cup? *CLICK*

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56 comments:

Nolens Volens said...

Damn, Dana! I will NEVER look at teacups the same way! HHNT!

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are beautiful. And I love the way you take tea. :)

peace..

Evening said...

YOU ARE SOOOOOO CREATIVE!! I love this. Beautiful cup used by a beauiful women.
Honestly, I love to come here every week to see what you will post.
HHNT.
xo

Osbasso said...

I can't tell if you actually drink with your pinkie up (the proper way), or if it's just there to balance the saucer...

Obviously I'm overlooking the great photo effect here, and the apparently cropped picture of your breasts...

Ms. Inconspicuous said...

I, too, love tea sets. But I don't drink it.. Hmm.

Perhaps I'm just doing it the wrong way. The click through is highly instructional. :)

Jay said...

This might have been your most creative one yet. Very cool babe!

Vixen said...

Yes please. ;) Love what you did with the selective color. Very well composed!

:)

Amorous Rocker said...

I love teapots! :) That click is awesome! I love the shots with only a little bit of color in them.Gorgeous.

Happy HNT!

Moosekahl said...

What a great collection and a cup of tea is always comforting...even when you are a hard core coffee drinker! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Those are some lovely teapots. ~_^
HHNT!

13messages said...

Awesome click. Very, very striking.

HHNT!

Mike said...

What a lovely collection of tea pots you have there! You got way more than i have, but then again i use all mine in turn to make my daily cuppa`s lol

HHNT

An Artist Exposed said...

The click through is wonderful in so many ways. You are welcome to sample tea from any of my teapots... just come as you are ;-) HHNT!

Anonymous said...

I love tea even more now. I love how your tea cup in the click through is accented by your natural cups, mmmm.

Lu' said...

WOW! I like it. I also like teapots. I only have a few, mini ones. I'll pic them :)

Volly said...

We have one teapot. It's about 3" high ... a timer, actually. Bought it last week when our very old microwave oven finally died. We had discussed getting a toaster oven & a teapot instead of a new microwave (ultimately got a new, smaller m/w). But in the interim, we needed a timer, so I found one on clearance for 2 bucks at Food Lion. Carl was rather taken aback when he saw the tiny teapot sitting next to the stove...

:)

Matt-Man said...

Ha. Nice job. I see you take two lumps in your tea. Love the color-B/W effect. Cheers Dana!!

Karen said...

What an interesting collection. I also like the Black and White effect. Good job again.

Jennybean said...

Love your teapots! Beer glasses live in that spot at our place. And I love the color on the click! Great job!

M said...

Wow, love the click thru!! Very very cool :)

Turnbaby said...

Awesome!

I've been on the great teapot hunt for a bit now. I need a nice but everyday functional one--I brew strong strong Irish Breakfast tea and drink most of a pot everyday.

I bought a plain beige teapot after I killed the last pretty one. Brad was despondent over it's blandness so I plopped it in front of him with a handful of colorful Sharpies. It now says 'UF Rules!" So you see my dilemma;-)

Nicey said...

Now your talking Dana us brits love a cuppa but you can't beat a good one made in a teapot, the question is do ya out the milk in first or last ????
Laters

Nicey

Anonymous said...

Very nice collection! Beautiful click thru...I really need to learn how to do that!

Happy HNT!

Lapis Ruber said...

You can't beat a good cup of tea - especially served up like that :-) Happy HNT.

~c said...

OOOooohhh, very pretty!

Happy HNT love...

~c

g-man said...

Very nice. I like the B/W effect on top of the subject matter. The perspective was also interesting. Well done as usual Dana dear.

Karl said...

Good Morning Dana,

Neet effect, but there seems to be a teacup blocking a shot;)

Baseball Mom said...

Nice teapot collection.

Anonymous said...

We get our milk delivered here. I'm trying to work out if there's any clues in the picture about your milk supply, but that wonderfully colourful cup is almost distracting me from the other cups.

Big Kahuna said...

The pic is great - love the contrast!

Anonymous said...

Looks like sweet tea to me!

katherine. said...

what size is your cup?

Anonymous said...

Dana,

First off, Happy HNT! Yeah, that is an awfully nice collection and I really like the color displacement of your click through!

Beautiful Dreamer said...

I love your collection!! HHNT

Ms. Lily said...

Lovely collection. I love the b/w effect with the clicky, very nice.
Happy HNT!!

Dice Mardell said...

beautiful.
brimming with pure TASTE !

random moments said...

Now I'm craving a cup of tea...

Beautiful shot! :)

White Light said...

I love your teapot collection :-) very artsy pic also, thinking of brushing off my Japanese tea set now, and making some tea!

HHNT!

MarcelloNYC said...

half nekkid tea time!

i love it!

boo said...

Dang. That was awesome.

BTExpress said...

You really know how show off a tea cup. Happy HNT!

Anonymous said...

I love this one! Very creative!

Cher said...

I LOVE This picture!! HHNT!

the good doctor said...

That's one cool photo. Nice... ummmmm...set. ;)

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Jormengrund said...

I have to respond to Nicey:

Every good cuppa is made only one way:

Sugar and cream first!

That way the tea cooks the brew, and makes it more tolerable!

Silly, but it really does make a difference in the taste of the tea!

Now if she'd only make the cucumber sammiches and scones!

d2b said...

Yeah, I want to join you for a cup :)

Happy HNT!!!

Ro said...

Nice collection ... but a fantastic click-pic! I just love what you did with that.

I was born and bred in the UK home of pottery so I've always had a fascination with china - I've had collections myself at various times. I still haven't figured out, though, why tea tastes so much better from fine bone china :)

Happy HNT :)

NY Diva said...

Pretty! (both the teapots and the click-thru) :-)

Average Chick said...

Such an awesome collection!! That is sooo cool and such a good idea for HNT! I've got a really awesome one that I bought right before I got married. It is in the shape of a butterfly.

HHNT!

Mariposa said...

I've always thought teapots as classy and elegant...now you make it SEXY and beautiful!

Love the words...so so true!

HappyHNT!

rage said...

Although I am not a tea-set person myself, you do have a way of making a tea party look inviting.

Happy HNT

vanimp said...

Omg I love tea... english breakfast teato be eaxct (yep I'm fussy lol)... inventive pic ;) awesome! x

rht diary girl said...

Fab HNT pic! Happy HNT

buffalodick said...

Tea cups- no..D-cups, maybe!

garbonzo said...

I've always admired your C Cups!