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The Joys of White Teapots

Did you know that in ancient times white in dreams was symbolic of happiness in the home? In today’s culture we often consider white as a symbol of purity.  For the homemaker, white is an indispensable tool for creating beautiful tablescapes and I don’t think you can go wrong with a white teapot in your china collection.

White offers an infinite opportunity for tabletop creativity.  It is adaptable to so many styles and is compatible with any other color. My favorite white teapots come in a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary.  For those of us who like to collect cups and saucers in a rainbow of colors, a white teapot is perfect. It looks lovely with Grandmother’s Old Country Roses bone china and is equally pleasing with a modern pattern like Spode’s black and white polka dot  “Baking Days.”

If you already own some Blue Willow pieces, a white teapot is a simple and affordable addition to your tableware.  This blue and white classic is a popular choice for the tea-table and is used in one of my favorite tea rooms in Savannah, GA.

A white teapot can be used in so many tablescape themes. Red, pink and white for Valentine’s Day, or red, white and blue for the 4th of July.  White with silver or gold is perfect for an elegant Christmas table.  I’ve attended several teas with a snowflake or snowman theme during the holidays and have loaned my Debbie Mumm snowman teapots many times.  White teapots are handy for a bridal shower tea or even a casual children’s tea party.  You can  dress up the teapot itself with a monogram decal or a pretty silk bow that matches your linens or floral arrangement.

So, if you happen to be shopping for a new teapot, the most versatile choice is basic white.  Take a look at some white porcelain sets, such as Diana or Helios to get the most tablescape options with your purchase.

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4 responses to “The Joys of White Teapots”

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  2. Funny, I was thinking of writing a similar article, when I noticed recently that I have 3 white tea pots!!! 🙂

  3. Hi Cammie,
    This teapot is from my own collection and is in the “Seascapes” pattern, made by Portmeirion. It is a lovely teapot with the texture of seashells.

  4. Oh, where to find the first tea pot pictured, the one that looks woven? It’s soooo lovely!

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