A Literal Sort of Tea Caddy
Well, I’m finally feeling like a human being again, and so happy that it’s Friday! This week has been a hard one for me, so I may spend some of tomorrow brainstorming White Sangria recipes to enjoy on the deck. On Sunday, I plan to remake homemade Nutella – sans soaked nuts! But today’s post isn’t about white wine and fruit, or chocolate spread, it’s about a favorite drink of mine — tea, and home decor.
A few weeks ago, I picked up this cute, little teapot planter in a local shop for a few dollars. It’s intended for a very small plant so that the tendrils and leaves can grow out the sides and spill onto neighboring surfaces. I removed the rope that was tied out of the top, and placed it on my sideboard. For some reason, I smile every time I see it. Since I pass the teapot quite often, I started thinking about other ways to use it (especially with my recent spate of dead houseplants, see: MWF Seeks Sturdy Houseplant for Long-Term Relationship).
I think this glazed teapot would make a whimsical tea caddy for my next luncheon. I can fit several packaged tea bags inside and stick it on the tray with my cream and sugar. I love interspersing fun pieces into table settings — especially a clever “dish” like this.
I may also use the teapot as a tea light holder. Since it has open sides and a hole at the top, this pot should be suitable to hold a small tea light candle in a cup.
I can’t wait to use my new home accessory, but for now I’ll just stare at it and smile. Happy Friday!