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livredor
More teapots
Tuesday, 09 December 2008 at 11:46 pm
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Thanks for all your helpful comments and suggestions about teapot aesthetics and gender! In the end I settled on a Denby teapot that looks a bit like this picture. I think it's a bit more original, and likely to be easier to clean, than a transparent Bodum one. Then I used lots of creative googling to find a website that would sell it to me for a reasonable price and accept my foreign bank card. Conclusion: yay, I have a Christmas present for my Beau.

Even more yayful, though, is that teapot karma has returned to me with amazing speed. I went to a Progressive committee meeting this evening, and it was as usual both enjoyable and productive. Now, the thing is that I had invited the chairman of the committee to my teaparty last week (though she couldn't make it in the end), as she's become a personal friend and gets on well with cartesiandaemon. So she knew that my 30th birthday was coming up, and decided to club together with the committee to buy me a present. And guess what they chose? A teapot for the eccentric British tea addict!

It's really pretty, too, it's a unique artist-made one with a spout shaped like a sort of Viking bird's head. Apparently the potter assured EBH that it's a real teapot that will take hot tea and pour properly. Squee!


Whereaboooots: Reimersholme, Stockholm, Sweden
Moooood: touchedtouched
Tuuuuune: Queen: Rock you
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darcydodo: tea
From:darcydodo
Date:December 10th, 2008 08:46 am (UTC)
9 hours after journal entry, 03:46 am (darcydodo's time)
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Ooh, that's very pretty. And it's vaguely reminiscent of metal, which reminds me of what he was saying he wanted.

By the way, I sent your present off to your parents last... Friday? I think? (or maybe it was Saturday). In any case, hopefully it will arrive in plenty of time for your birthday!
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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:December 12th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 08:59 am (livredor's time)
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Thank you for sending me a present, that's really sweet of you. I am looking forward to finding it when I get to England!

I know that cartesiandaemon was talking about metal, but I don't think metal is a good material for a teapot, the tea picks up the tang of the metal, plus the metal conducts heat away from the tea. One of the ideas I had was to get a pot with some shiny metallic glaze, but this one I think is shiny enough to count.
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pne: default
From:pne
Date:December 10th, 2008 09:38 am (UTC)
10 hours after journal entry, 11:38 am (pne's time)
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That's a pretty teapot!
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pplfichi: fairy
From:pplfichi
Date:December 10th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
16 hours after journal entry, 04:33 pm (pplfichi's time)

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Very pretty, and much more original then a Bodum one.

Squee! :D
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livredor: teeeeeeeeea
From:livredor
Date:December 12th, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
2 days after journal entry, 09:03 am (livredor's time)
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Aw, thank you. It's nice when people are positive about mild couply joy. I did in the end want a teapot that won't be found in every kitchen belonging to people who care about aesthetics but don't have much money, because it's supposed to be a present that will be personal. So, yay.
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