But I have been thinking of that era non-stop for weeks; a time of impeccably good manners, beautiful clothing and honed propriety and loveliness. What better way to show my affection for this by-gone era then to share a photo of my lovely maternal Grandmother and her pretty teapot. This photo of her was taken during that time period.
Her name was Margaret and she was born in Whitehaven, England. (Wikia link- a small west coastal town steeped in interesting history.) I think she is gorgeous. I would love to have known her, but she died when my mom was only ten years old. My mom fondly remembered her as having an adventurous spirit. (Must be from Grandmother's father's Irish side!)
This full sized teapot is all I have of hers - it is feather-light and translucent. It is the most amazing teapot I have ever held. It is very very old. In fact it may even be HER mother's now that I think about it. I know it was cherished by my Mom for as long as I can remember. It was placed up VERY high away on a decorative bookcase shelf in our living room for as long back as I can remember....far from my mom's five children and our wild and rambunctious play!
This teapot is truly one of my most beloved and treasured items.
It hardly weighs a thing - featherlight - only 13 ounces! It's shocking how delicate is this teapot.
For all who did such a fine job with Sandi's Titanic Tea Link Party, I salute you!