Isn't this one of the loveliest little teapots that you have ever seen?
I just love looking at it! Everything about it is so pleasing - its shape, the decoration - just beautiful.
Lovely forget-me-nots tied up with pink ribbon.
The amazing thing is that I almost didn't buy it! I spied it in a local charity shop - price £2. I decided that I didn't really want it, what did I need another teapot for? BUT (and I'm sure some of you will know this feeling!) I couldn't stop thinking about it! So first thing next morning I rushed down to shop, and thankfully it was still there! Phew! I was so pleased! Its probably one of my favourite charity shop buys.
Even the maker's mark is interesting! Made in Goonhavern in Cornwall, but I have no idea when. The mark shows a fisherman and miner on either side of the Cornish crest - a shield with waves and round things. These are supposed to be the 15 gold coins paid in ransom for the Duke of Cornwall during the Crusades. There are two flags on top - the Cornish flag as well as the Union Flag. The Visit Cornwall site has good for information about the area.
I'm joining up with -
Martha at Martha’s Favourites
Terri at Artful Affirmations
Wanda Lee at Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Trisha at Tea Party Tuesday