18 May 2012

Favourite Things Friday

I am being very organised this week as far as my post is concerned and have scheduled this post to come up in the morning.  I know what I have been like all week and the morning, this morning I stayed in bed till the last possible moment and got up leaving me very little time to get ready.  Luckily (not really) one or other of the kids have either been home sick with me for most of the week so I have only had to organise one child each morning and myself.  They've had more lunch orders this week than they have ever had.  However I think we are all on the mend, I only really needed one dose of cold and flu tablets today to get me through.  Now on to Favourite Things Friday.

I have been looking for a teapot for a number of years, one just right, that didn't leak everywhere when you pour it, one that was just the right size for one or two cups one that was just perfect.  When asked what I wanted for Mother's Day I told the masses that I wanted a tea pot.

A couple of weeks ago we headed to the local shopping centre and window shopped for teapots.  I found a couple of possible contenders but nothing that really excited me, but there were a few that would do and I thought would be ok.  Thursday came before Mother's Day and I knew that the purchase had not been made, so I realised that Late Night Shopping was going to be on the cards.... which I really wasn't looking forward to.

Thursday also coincided with my biannual morning tea with one of my friends.  We usually meet at a coffee shop on the eastern side of town.  There happens to be a newsagency there with a great gift section and we usually end up having a browse in there on the way home.  I was on the lookout for something for my mother-in-law (I didn't find anything for her I might add) but I did find the perfect teapot that I have been looking for for so long.  There were lots of colours to choose from and there was matching creamer and sugar sets as well as cup and saucer sets.  I did buy the creamer/sugar set but decided not to push my luck by bringing home a set of cups (I am not allowed to bring cups home because we apparently have to many... I have some stashed out in my sewing room waiting for a mass break in the kitchen).

I thought I'd leave you with a picture of my lovely Mother's Day Flowers, I decided I had better take a photo before they started to turn up their tails and die

















Head on over to Mrs P to see everyone else's FTF this week.

8 comments:

Leanne said...

Can't beat a pot of tea.

thea said...

Love the teapot! What a nice favorite ..

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just gorgeous set Amanda. No wonder you couldn't leave them behind.You will be able to have 'posh'tea now. Very pretty flowers too.

P. said...

Beautiful tea set! I love the gold accents (if my monitor is reading that right).

Sarcastic Quilter said...

That is a lovely set! And the flowers, too. :)

Nanci said...

My teapot here at the cottage, has a different cover than the bottom, that's how often we drink hot tea. But with the summer season, we make sun tea and with ice and lemons, awesomely refreshing!
love the tea pot set!

Kate said...

Beautiful tea pot! Gorgeous flowers. Looks like Mother's Day went well at your house.

Shay said...

It was fate that you went past that newsagent. What a gorgeous teapot. I have one of those old brown ones that every Nanna has in her cupboard and it's such a favourite. Enjoy your tea!