Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A new teapot planter

Obviously, I have trained my husband well because the other day he came home with a great old chair he found at a yard sale for $5. Excellent, I said, and it also made a nice spot for my new teapot planter to greet guests at my tea party.

The last time I visited Holly Cottage Tea Room here in Newnan, I spotted this unique planter sitting outside on a table. When I admired it and asked if it was for sale, Miss Elizabeth, the owner's mother, said it was actually theirs but they'd be glad to sell it to me and order another. The friend who was with me placed an order as well, and I just love the huge size with the unique opening for planting flowers. (Observant readers may note that this teapot was also the setting for this year's Easter adventure with Emma and Matilda Peeps.)

Hot pink double impatiens are now planted in the teapot planter, and we'll see how they do. I just love double impatiens and they're sometimes hard to find! (Got mine at Walmart.)


And I was just thrilled when my tea partying friends arrived on Sunday bearing these gifts for their already-happy hostess: a frilly white basket of the cottage flower Campanula, some lovely miniature roses in a pearl-bedecked basket, and a pretty planter with roses on it. How did they know I like flowers?

9 comments:

englishteacup said...

Love the planter am going to try and find one any idea where they got it from. Have a great day Englishteacup(Lynne)

GardenofDaisies said...

Cute teapot planter! Looks fantastic with the double impatiens!

Linda J. said...

I love the look of the teapot planter and the old chair. Together they are ready to greet your guests!

Angela McRae said...

Lynne, Miss Elizabeth told me they ordered these from some firm in Canada but I don't know the name. I'm thinking I may have to spend some time doing a google search for "teapot planter" sometime soon to see what all is out there I don't know about!

PeggyR said...

Oh that's so cute! I have a tea cup planter and am anxious to get herbs in it!

Susan said...

Friends bearing hostess gifts
are welcome indeed! Excellent
shabby chair find !

Ginger said...

What a lovely planter. I've never seen one like this before.

Marilyn said...

Your friends must know you. I did recognize the teapot planter. Nice! I finally had to throw an old chair away that I had used outside for a long time with a flower pot in place of the seat. Isn't it fun to use things out of the ordinary in the outdoors?

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh, I do love the teapot planter but gotta tell you that chiar, oh I love that chair! So, I might just be driving by your house in the next few days so if that chair is missing...... well, I'm just saying........