This unusual teapot is not a rare vintage find, but the Milano Teapot from Dwell.
It has a distinctive shape, which gives it an Art Deco feel. It is described as being ceramic, but has a chrome finish. It costs just £19.95, but to me, it looks as if it costs a lot more. There are also Milano espresso cups and saucers with a similar curvy shape, priced £9.95 each.
Buy online from Dwell.
New in at Pedlars is a collection of Vintage Earthenware Crockery, which like many vintage products, has a unique history, making it just that extra bit more special.
This crockery was used on various P&O ships between the 1950 and 1970 before finally ending up on the RMS Windsor Castle. Pieces available to buy include various sized jugs, teapots and sugar bowls. Prices start from £14.40 for the bowl and go up to £39 for the large teapot.
Visit Pedlars to buy and read more about their heritage.
If you like to celebrate tradition while indulging in your cuppa, this Heritage teapot from Marks and Spencer could be the thing for you.
It's made from English earthenware and is decorated with the Union Jack on its side and lid. Add to that the description Land of Hope and Glory that's emblazoned across the side of the teapot and you've got a pretty patriotic accompaniment to your tea.
If you want to carry the look further, you can buy mugs and plates in the same range.
The teapot costs £29.50.
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Folklore is a new design created by Nina Jarema, inspired by the Ukranian forests of her childhood and used to decorate a range of homewares including this Enamel Teapot.
Nina’s decorative motifs incorporate woodland creatures and have a retro seventies feel thanks to a distinctive paisley element to their design.
The pot is enamel coated and suitable for either tea or coffee. Enamel has long been used to make camping crockery and this pot would make a great accessory for a comfortable camping (or “glamping”) holiday.
The pot costs £14.95 and you can buy it from Bloomsbury & Co here.
Update: This is now discounted to £9.50 at Achica.
Admittedly, picnics and camping are probably pretty far from our minds as we see out the last days of winter, but it is good to plan ahead and this set of Folklore Enamel Tableware is ideal for stylish outdoor dining.
The collection consists of a black teapot/coffeepot, a pink and black mug and plates in a choice of pink or black. They are all decorated with a traditional folkloric pattern of flowers and birds.
The mug costs £5.95, plates £8.95 and the pot £14.95, from Colloco.
Looking for a teapot with a bit more attitude than the usual designs? Check out the Love Hate teapot from Welovekarou.
The design is inspired by the 1955 film The Night of the Hunter and the Love/Hate tattoos across character Harry Powell's knuckles. One side of the teapot shows Love, illustrated by a traditional tattoo style heart and doves. The other side of course shows hate – portrayed by a dagger going through a heart. Something to ponder over a pot of tea!
The teapot costs £60 while you can get the same design on a cup and saucer for £28 for a cup and saucer.
Buy it from Luna and Curious
via Domestic Sluttery