Monday, August 3, 2009
A Mosaic Teapot ... sort of
The Saturday shopping with my mom and aunt resulted in several fun "tea purchases," including a mosaic piece I simply had to have. First, I noticed this handle and lid hiding under a shelf.
Then I thought, "Is this a teapot or what?" so I turned it to see the spout. But it wasn't *quite* a teapot.
It was a 12-inch-tall mosaic teapot candle holder! Now is that cool or what! I found this at the T.J. Maxx and More at Cumberland, and I think it's one of the neatest mosaic pieces I've ever come across. I've been tempted to give mosaic crafts a try myself, but a very talented friend tried them and ended up with what her family calls "the grout table." I occasionally see mosaic teapots in antique malls, but they often look very clumsily made -- like I made them! I also had a feeling DH was going to like this, and when he looked at it admiringly and said "That looks like folk art," I was very pleased, as that's going to be the style of our "cabin in the woods" one day. Now I'm on the search for a pretty candle in variegated colors, but I think this piece is quite pretty "as is."