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  1. A week of tea: The top 20 tea pots

    Here’s something I’ve been working on for a little while: the Wee Birdy buyer’s guide to the 20 best tea pots. The value of a good tea pot should never be underrated, especially if they pack in as much charm and good looks as these little beauties. From chintzy rose buds and polka dots to a modern interpretation of the classic Willow pattern, these little pots do more than brew a good cuppa – they add a splash of personality, colour and good design to the diurnal grind. Essential qualities, really.

    1. Oranges and Lemons hand-painted tea pot, £75 from Tobyboo’s Etsy shop.
    2. Camellia tea pot, £35 from Pierrot et Coco.
    3. White lace hand-painted tea pot, US$58 from Clayful Impressions’ Etsy shop.
    4. Mr Jones tea pot by Polly George, AU$84 from Everything Begins.
    5. Lace tea pot by We Love Kaoru, AU$105 from Everything Begins.

    6. Vintage enamel mid-century tea pot, US$85 from Hindsvik’s Etsy shop.
    7. Salt and Pepper green tea pot with infuser by Salt and Pepper. Click here for your nearest stockist.
    8. My Teapot’ in yellow with an anthracite lid by Anouk Jansen, £45 from Howkapow.
    9. The New English x TNE Studios Benday cobalt tea pot, £122 from Culture Label.
    10. London Willow tea pot by We Love Kaoru (features Big Ben, London Eye and the BT Tower), AU$96 from Everything Begins and £60 from Culture Label.

    11. Gordon Ramsay Maze by Royal Doulton blue tea pot, AU$39.95 from Royal Doulton.
    12. Provence rose tea pot, £18 from Cath Kidston.
    13. Blossom tea pot by Swedish designer Camilla Engdahl, £30 from Howkapow.
    14. Cupcakes tea pot by Poppy Treffry, made from fine bone china in Stoke on Trent, £24 from The Green Apple.
    15. Blodwen white enamel Caernarfon tea pot, £35 from Liberty.

    16. Wedgwood Polka Dots teaware tea pot, AU$89.95 from Wedgwood.
    17. Royal Albert Polka Rose Vintage tea pot, AU$199 from Royal Albert.
    18. Miss Etoile Gold polka dot ceramic tea pot, US$63.04 from Oliver Bonas.
    19. Limogues pink tea pot, price on enquiry from The Bay Tree.
    20. Wedgwood Butterfly Bloom Teaware tea pot, AU$125 from Wedgwood.

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    I’m curious. Which tea pot is your favourite? Tell me in the comments below.

    • Catherine

      They’re all charming in their own way but for me no’s 2 and 19 please! I bought an inbetween tea pot just the other day (inbetween as in really I want a Wedgewood for Christmas but I need one right now) – a little London Pottery Farmhouse filter teapot. Very cute, surprisingly weighty and well priced.

    • B

      Oh my goodness…. I have just given myself the BIGGEST facepalm!

      I follow you on Twitter and Instagram and love the things you shared – I cannot believe that I have not come to visit your blog! I LOVE IT! I will return. Oh yes, count on that! Love it!

    • Debbie Varas

      Lovely selections!!

      Thank you so much for having my hand painted teapot apart of this top 20. I am honored!!
      Clayful Impressions

    • Em @ The Beetle Shack

      ooh oh, I have numbers 16 and 17 (but mine is floral). I see a few others that i’m lusting after also. I need retro in my collection!

      xo em

    • http://twitter.com/pabloblue1 pabloblue

      You’ve left out my favourite t-pot by Linda Bloomfield http://ow.ly/evB8E

    • http://twitter.com/realitychickaus reality chick

      Got something very similar to 6 but I LOVE number 7!! Never seen anything like that one in Sydney shops…

    • Julia chumkovski

      I have a huge tea pot addiction. I am going to have to start hiding them from the hubby.

      Love these

    • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.larsen.90 Nicole Larsen

      It would have to be number 20. Its so fresh, pretty and ultra girlie

    • gemmie

      I am a sucker for tea pots so have to admit I love just about all of them, but, there is something so cool and retro about #13!

    • http://www.magalic.com/ Magali

      Thank you for putting all of these together! I’d love to visit UK just for this kind of cutesy tea culture. We drink a lot of tea in India too but it’s not so prettily served. There are at least 5 from your list that I would snap up instantly if I had the spare cash. I’m currently using the Bubble Tea Pot by DAVIDsTEA ( http://www.davidstea.com/teapots-and-tea-makers )
      There are a lot of cute patterns & colors with the same basic design, I own ‘Forest’. I think you’ll really like them! Also just discovered your blog & will be following along from now. 🙂