Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Warm Wishes

Our local knit/crochet group sometimes meets at member's homes.  The dear host of one of our recent meetings had something that I'd never seen before.  It was a teapot warmer.  It was glass and held a tea light candle, the teapot sat on top, and it kept the teapot warm.  What a great idea!  I instantly knew I wanted one and planned to keep my eye out at antique stores and yard sales to see if I could find one.

It turns out that they aren't as rare as I'd thought.  I'd just never seen them before.  Since then, I saw some at Teavana.  They were a bit pricey.  But, last week, I saw a nice one at World Market and the price was a lot better.  I didn't get it that day but decided that I definitely wanted it after thinking about it that night and reading great reviews about it online.  However, before I had a chance to get it, my sweet daughter surprised me with it for my birthday!  She made a pot of tea, placed a candle in the warmer and surprised me at breakfast.  She also gave me a cute card that she had made.  We enjoyed hot tea and fresh, homemade granola.  What a great way to start my birthday!

I already had this teapot and it fits great on the warmer.

The warmer is cast iron.  The top lifts off to place the candle inside and for lighting it.
The top is textured so it's not slippery and the teapot sits securely on top.

It works great!  The tea stays steaming hot to the very last cup.

It's been getting a lot of use.  I love it!


Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! What an amazing invention and so sweet of your daughter to surprise you!

thewovenspoke said...

How neat! I don't believe I have seen one before. Great gift Enjoy!

kathyinozarks said...

Happy Birthday, how sweet of your daughter.
I have an oriental one that was a gift years ago-its is so pretty I have never used it-perhaps I will now

Cindie Kitchin said...

Happy Birthday!

What a wonderful gift from your daughter.

I have a glass warmer, haven't used it in a while, need to get it out of the cupboard.

EvalinaMaria said...

Awesome! In my cabin I have a wood stove and that's what I use to keep my tea warm.


p.s. I'm a robot and I dislike to prove that I'm not.

EvalinaMaria said...

Happy birthday! May all your dreams come true and all your wishes be granted!

Art and Sand said...

I'm curious what beach you are standing on wearing that great shawl.

Sarah Jane said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday :-D

I love using teapots...the tea always tastes so much better, for some reason.
Sarah xx

PS thank-you for stopping by my blog!

Tammy said...

I've not seen those either. Brilliant! And how lovely that your daughter surprised you with one for your birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Apparently a Teavana opened up here but I haven't checked it out yet. I am sure the prices will be very high because of freight and import costs that are tacked on to anything sold here. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

Anonymous said...

Ah wow, that is such a creative and sweet way to give a gift! Now I want one!! You are a great sales woman, lol.
Happy Birthday to you and kudos to such a great daughter.

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday! And that daughter of yours is a keeper!

Magdalena said...

How funny - I have several of them, because breakfast is always with tea, that means hot tea. It's a pity you are so far away....

The Pink Geranium or Jan's Place said...

Happy Birthday! And now, I want one of those too, cast iron you say? Can I say the teapot is quite lovely also.

Good for your daughter to be observant of you, to pick up on this.



Benita said...

Oooo! Now I want one.

Great gift!

ladyoftheloom said...

Happy late birthday! Wonderful idea that teapot warmer and Penelope is gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Roxie said...

I would worry about some of my teapots over an open flame like that. A good double-layer tea cozy keeps it hot till you drain the pot, too.

Patty said...

very nice and happy birthday to you!

Anonymous said...

hehe!~mine does not make those pretty designs