Tea Anyone?

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.” ― Ann Patchett

The weekend photo challenge over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts is The Teapot, and we asked who amongst us doesn’t enjoy a cuppa, and as it is Gerry’s birthday I am sure he will be enjoying his favourite Earl Grey tea.

Today my Nan’s Farm response is mostly photographic.

A teapot for birds

A teapot for the birds

Hanging from a tree, this teapot will provide shelter and a nest (without the lid), and I’m told it could even be a bug-house, but according to advice from my vet (a wild bird enthusiast) if you have one of these, don’t hang feeders from it nor hang them too close.  Nesting birds like privacy, something they won’t get if the wildlife cafe is next door.

Coffee Time croppedThe Coffee Pot could be used as a tall Teapot

Teatime 2 croppedTeatime 1 croppedTeatime Teapots

A cup of tea croppedTea for One

As you can see, there are no shortages of teapots in my house, but hey, who needs a teapot when you have a teabag and a cup like this one!

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Teapot from Weekly Prompts.

The Teapot

26 thoughts on “Tea Anyone?

  1. Tea?!?!
    Yes, please!!!!!! 🙂

    Love your teapots for human-beans and teapots for birdies! And your teacup! (I bet you have many teacups, Sue!) I imagine both are fun to collect and use! 🙂
    I have some teacups and a lot of mugs. Being a teacher to children I got many mugs and cups as gifts from the kids. 🙂

    Happy Birthday to your friend Gerry! 🙂

    HUGS to all!!! 🙂
    PS…that quote it so true and great! Writing, and reading, are such good escapes…with lovely imaginery-friends. 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad you liked the teapots. Mugs are a firm favourite for teacher gifts, and like you I have a fair few, I also seem to storing son Joss’s mugs, the gifts from his pupils, for some reason he has left them here!

      Thank you, Carolyn, for your lovely comments. 🙂

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    1. I drink coffee in the morning and plain old tea with a dash of milk in the afternoon.
      This habit stems from the long-gone days of morning sickness. I couldn’t stand the smell of tea, but I was fine in the afternoon, now for some weird reason this dislike of morning tea has never left me! Thank you, Ivor, I appreciate you taking the time to comment when you’re not very well. 🙂

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      1. I’m relaxing watching the test cricket from Perth, Aus v’s N.Z, which is going along a bit slow, so I’m doing a few comments, and I try to catch up with my long-time followers when I can…. and I thank you for your ongoing support…. xxxx

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  2. My day would be dreadful without that morning teapot. If someone asks me, “Shall we go for a beer?” I always respond with, “I’d much prefer a pot of tea.” 🙂 I can feel a blog post coming on, thank you, Sue.

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    1. That’s me in the afternoon, Trev. I’m a morning coffee person, but the minute I’ve had lunch I’m reaching for my cup of tea.
      I look forward to reading your post. Thank you, Trev 🙂

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    1. You don’t like tea! Are you sure you two are English?

      If it hadn’t have been for the recent social visit from our old friend the vet, I wouldn’t have known about not putting bird feeders near the teapot nests. This frame has hooks on and I assumed they weren’t there for teacups so must be for feeders!
      Thank you Derrick 🙂

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  3. Murphy's Law

    I love your teapot collection and the creamers and sugar bowls as well. Your teacup is neat.

    I love coffee, but it doesn’t like me! Fortunately I love tea too. Years ago I had to switch to decaffeinated. Took a while to get used to it. I don’t know when I switched from cups to mugs, but mugs it is!

    Can’t beat a nice hot cup of tea and a good book. Heaven!

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    1. I only ever use a cup and saucer when I have visitors, must be my attempt to look civilised! 🤪Mostly I use mugs, I don’t drink decaf even though it’s healthier. When I’m out with my friends, they all order decaf and I’m the only one who orders regular!
      The teacup (no saucer) was a Mother’s Day gift.
      Thank you, Ginger 🙂


  4. Love the set with the figures. Do you know it’s history? They look Scandinavian though I can’t say why I think that.

    I seem to have lost the ability to ‘like’ your posts…I just see ‘loading’.. probably something I need to tweak in WordPress. I need to have a cup of tea to help me think!

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    1. I have never had iced tea. Even on the hottest of days, for most of us English, there is no other beverage that can replace a decent cup of tea with milk, and for me, no sugar!
      Thank you Lisa, 🙂

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