Monday, January 13, 2014

Isn't She Lovely?

Isn't she lovely?

She was a gift from a dear friend.
I've mentioned Vivian before.
We worked together at the museum before Vivian went off to China --
this last time as a Fulbright Scholar.
I was fortunate to have lunch with Vivian and her husband during the holidays.
Vivian is off to D.C. for a few months -- all part of a fellowship. 
Smart gal. 

YiXing Tea Pot

She is a YiXing teapot.
The YiXing teapot came into favor in China around 1500.
The small teapot, made of unglazed red or brown stoneware,
is well suited to bring out the flavor, color and aroma of the leaves
and it's size makes it easy to balance the ratio of water to tea.

YiXing Tea Pot

It should be kept for one type of tea only.

YiXing  Tea Pot

Isn't she lovely?
Isn't she wonderful?
Isn't she precious?


I'm joining some tea parties today:

Wishing you well much joy and a lovely cup of tea!


Mary said...

Yes! She is indeed exquisite! And yes, a very special and intelligent and talented friend!

ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

Oh my goodness Snap, she is lovely! Absolutely gorgeous! What a thoughtful gift, you will always cherish not only the teapot, but the friend who gave it.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, THIS is a teapot!!! Exquisite!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That is stunning! I love the details. What a wonderful gift!

My Little Home and Garden said...

She is, indeed, lovely. I like the intricate work on the top of it.

Ruth Weston said...

I love yixing teapots and have had a few over the years. What a great gift! Love the shape and decoration. Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea. Have a wonderful week!

kitty said...

Awww so lovely, beautiful and precious, Snap, and such a wonderful gift from your friend. You'll have memories of her each time you use it. xo

Deb said...

She is lovely. When you have tea with her you will always think of your friend. Deb

Irene said...

She's fabulous.

Pamela Gordon said...

It is a very beautiful teapot indeed. Quite unique in it's shape and colour.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A beautiful teapot. I'm sure the shape has something to do with the flavour of tea as well, not a big round vessel like the English china ones.
Have you chosen what kind of tea will grace this wonderful gift?

Barb said...

Lucky you - for such a good friend and this lovely gift.

Maggid said...

She is Stunning!

Thank you for sharing her with us.

Art and Sand said...

"She" is gorgeous.

Sylvia said...

yes, she is truly lovely.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

She is a sweet teapot! I like the shape and the adornment on her. A wonderful gift from your friend and thank you for sharing with us.
Have a splendid week.


Michelle said...

What a beauty!

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Happy New Year my friend. What a beauty you are sharing with us!!! and yes she is truly lovely!! hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

Martha's Favorites said...

Yes to all those questions. Amazing beauty! Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Bernideen said...

That is really a special teapot from your friend and so glad you shared it at Friends Sharing Tea!

Pondside said...

Beautiful, indeed, and she reminds me of the little brown pots from which we were served tea in Shanghai.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

She is incredible! She has a wonderful gracious personality. I have a small teapot collection and each has it's own feel to it. What a treasure she will be for you!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Mary said...

SWOON Snap! What a gorgeous teapot!