Much as I always love to shop, friends are sometimes surprised to find I don't leave the house on Black Friday. It's this simple: I have yet to see the television set or laptop computer or yes, even a teapot that I'm willing to lose my life for. Besides, it's more fun staying home, crafting and drinking tea as I watch news coverage of the most chaotic malls in America. It's become a tradition for me! But today, if you're out and about and near a T.J. Maxx, you might want to know that my local store had some of these Portmeirion teapot ornaments. The patterns are The Holly and the Ivy, at left, and Botanic Garden.
I got one of each design for myself, and two more to give away as door prizes at next week's Tea for Toys here in Newnan.
I loved seeing that distinctive green ring around the top, and at $6.99 these were a bit more affordable than some of the other "brand name" teapot ornaments. So I have to ask: Are you a Black Friday shopper? Of course if you are, you probably aren't reading any blogs this morning! Whichever way you roll, I hope you enjoy this day-after-Thanksgiving, friends!