Show Off Your Pots and Cups, Part I


Discussion on virtually any teaware related item.

Postby Aqueoustransmeg... » Aug 28th, '07, 18:35

dang me and my lil brambly hedge teaset look pretty shabby against all you folks with pot collections!!!!!

I would get a nice iron or yixing pot but I just can't deal with the terrible smallness!!!!!!! I need a good 20+ ounces of tea each morning
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Aug 28th, '07, 19:01

I recognize that panda faircup holder! Is that painted yixing pot you have in the back from funalliance? How do you like it?
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Postby Space Samurai » Aug 28th, '07, 19:05

Sal, I think I have one of those yixing pots, too. The one right in front of the kyusu; did you get it from Imperial Tea Court?
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Postby Salsero » Aug 28th, '07, 19:22

Space-

The fukugata kyusu is indeed the fine one that you recommended. The 4 yixing pots in front of the 2 kyusu pots, however, are all from Teapot Gallery on ebay.

Scruff-

You have a great eye! The tiny shan shui pot is indeed from Funalliance. It holds a whopping 45 ml and I have yet to actually use it!

The panda bear strainer and its stand are enormously cute but I don't actually use them. The strainer drips through a hole in the stand right onto the counter or whatever is underneath and I have other strainers I like as much or more that are plain metal.

aqueous-

I agree. Sometimes great swilling gulps are the only thing that satisfies!
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Postby Aqueoustransmeg... » Aug 28th, '07, 20:38

aqueous-

I agree. Sometimes great swilling gulps are the only thing that satisfies!


Oh I'm just lazy as all hell....I make a big pot and that way I just have to get up and refill my cup a few times. I don't have the patence to brew then drink, brew, then drink, brew, then drink

whenever i run out of dishes too do while I'm brewing tea I get all antsy and just stand there watching the leaves...I'm not a very patient person!
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Postby fencerdenoctum » Aug 31st, '07, 22:38

Found my digital camera after the move!

My "silver" set
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Cutest teapot ever
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Found this whole set for one dollar!
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The handle is missing on that set, any ideas on a cheap replacement?

And my "heirloom" cups
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I'm missing one cup from the set, it was broken before I received them.


I also have an Adagio mug and glass teapot, so use your imaginaton.
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Postby Mary R » Aug 31st, '07, 23:02

Fencer,

You might want to go to a craft store and check out their selection of purse handles. For some reason, a lot of women seem to want to make their own purses these days so places like Hobby Lobby and JoAnn Fabrics have a surprisingly large selection. I'm sure you could find something adaptable there.
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Here is my dragon teapot

Postby skywarrior » Sep 1st, '07, 00:20

Yixing? I don't know. It's unglazed. I got it in Chinatown in NYC.

http://pics.livejournal.com/shadowhelm/pic/00020r17

http://pics.livejournal.com/shadowhelm/pic/000212fh

Whatcha think?
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Postby tomasini » Sep 5th, '07, 00:18

I so love that this thread is still getting attention :-D :shock:
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My first tetsubin!!

Postby tomasini » Sep 16th, '07, 01:42

This is my first tetsubin pot!!!

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Postby Mary R » Sep 16th, '07, 11:02

Lovely teaware all around!
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Postby Wesli » Sep 16th, '07, 11:48

Domo arigato Mr. Hokujo. Domo arigato Mr Hokujo.
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Postby mcmoogly » Sep 16th, '07, 15:04

Ohhh so pretty :)
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Postby Space Samurai » Sep 19th, '07, 19:43

Nah, I got them from Artistic Nippon, and for a great price. Both pieces and shipping/insurance from Japan for just under $200. I paid more like $250 for my other two pieces from Rishi. Nothing against Rishi, I think I just saved money by purchasing from a guy who's in Japan.
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Postby Space Samurai » Sep 25th, '07, 20:31

NICE!

I too prefer the Japanese stuff.

How do you like the chatsubo? My inlaws almost bought me one, but i said no thanks. Should I have said yes?
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