Several years before that while shopping in an antique shop, I found quite the steal. I spotted a large soup tureen with the lid and the large chop platter in my pattern all for $50.00. It would have retailed for over $500.00. I keep it on my dining room table and fill it with seasonal flowers and decorations. I am always on the lookout for finding new pieces in my pattern that has expired.
My other favorite teapot is the one that has been passed down to me. It was my mothers that went with her bone china place setting. It is made my Royal Albert and the pattern is Lavender Rose. My father found it while traveling in Canada for a great price and had it shipped to my mom as a surprise. My mom got stricken with early onset Alzheimer's disease about 9 years ago. My sister and I split up her china between us. She graciously agreed to let me have the teapot because she knew how much that would mean to me. I got the teapot, teacups and saucers, four place settings, and some other serving pieces. The teapot holds a special place in my hutch along with my other teapot.
Drinking tea out of bone china, in my opinion, should not just be on special occasions. I drink out of bone china cups everyday. I don't just have fine bone china sets, but all of my everyday cups are bone china as well. I find them at discount stores such as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, or Homegoods. I don't pay too much for them so I am not disappointed if they break. It really is an affordable luxury to drink wonderful tea in a bone china cup! I do that because I love the way bone china feels with its thin rim and translucent look. I also do that because drinking tea to me is a way to give myself a treat everyday.
Do you drink tea out of bone china every day? I would love to hear about your favorite bone china teapots and why they are so special.
Happy Sipping from bone china, Lisa