Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Vintage Silver Tea Pot



When I found this little vintage hotel stamped Silver Tea Pot at a thrift store for $4...
I held onto it tight.

The inside has lost some of it's original shimmer but the outside polished up just as I thought it would.

At first thought I would use it as part of my Christmas display ...
but then thought it might make a pretty little liquid dish soap dispenser.

I know that when the littles are over wanting to help me with dishes...
I'll have to get out the regular dispenser which already squeezes out easily enough.

When I'm alone at my kitchen sink looking outside on a dark November day...
I'll feel like a little girl playing house while washing my dishes.
Do you want to come wash dishes too?
You are allowed to wash...
I'll dry.

Next time you are poking around a thrift store...
don't forget to check out the tea pot section.

all for now..


17 comments:

  1. I like your playful approach to doing dishes. It helps to think like Mary Poppins while doing house chores: "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game!" And big girls enjoy new toys, too, don't they?

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  2. That is a sweet idea Lovella. I'm curious. Do you pour the liquid soap into the teapot and actually pour it out the spout or do you hide the pump soap bottle inside it? Just wondering. Enjoy the day.

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  3. Pamela,
    Yes.. I pour the soap out like tea. It is a fine spout so it's a perfect dispenser.

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  4. Oh you have just reminded me that I haven't poked around a thrift store for a very long time. What a nice idea for that teapot and what a great price you got it for.

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  5. That is gorgeous! I haven't seen that design before. Discoveries like this are so much fun!

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  6. Sweet idea! I suppose you could have it engraved too if the mood strikes.

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  7. What a great find and perfect soap dispenser! I like your idea of it feeling like you are playing house.

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  8. What a great repurposing for that teapot! Lovely idea.

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  9. I can already see you adding a little wreath to that handle for Christmas. Very cute idea!

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  10. Cute find! I think I'd like to poke around a thrift store sometime...maybe with Ellen as a guide. :)

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  11. Oh...I love your vintage tea pot. Finding something valuable that someone else missed is always special! And a neat idea using it as a soap dispenser.
    I will be watching though..to make sure you don't pour me a cup of tea from it! Soupy tea isn't 'my cupa tea!' smile...

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  12. That's a unique way to use your thrifted treasure. If I had a little extra room on my counter, I might have to copy you!

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  13. I pinned it so I won't forget!

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  14. I right aways noticed the tea towels... I have one just like it that I took home from the West Coast Show ... now I know for sure it's yours.
    I like your teapot. Is it like a single or two serving size?

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  15. Sweet idea! I'm like you - sometimes it feels just like playing house :)

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  16. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us. Yours looks so good by your sink.

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Thank you!