Saturday, April 27, 2013

Teapots and Hummels ~ A Favorite Thing

I don't have a kitchen window.

Well, I have a window, but it's mirrored in. The people who owned the house before us added a sun porch and laundry room onto what was then the back of the house. While I love these additions, it did leave a missing window that would have looked out onto the laundry room. Of course, I would much rather have that mirrored window above my kitchen sink than to gaze out upon the laundry room!

The window is recessed, mirrored all the way around, and has glass shelves.

So my favorite thing today is what is on one of those glass shelves. I love what's on the top shelf too, but what's on the eye level shelf is what gives me the most smiles. One day I'll show you what's on the laundry room side of that window, 'cause that's a favorite thing too!

This is a teapot that I painted and glazed back in my ceramics days. Isn't it the cutest?!! I love the gnome cottage look of it and the backside is my favorite because of the cute kitty in the window. I sponged little blue flowers on it and did a paint on, wipe off process for the stones.

 My daughter wants it -- I have to watch her when she's here so that she doesn't make off with it!! Not really, but I did tell her I'd give it to her one day...  For now, and for quite a long time, it's staying in my pretend window!

She wants the other teapot too -- this dark blue one. It belonged to my mother-in-law and I dearly love it. Nothing so special about it -- just a blue pottery teapot. But I love it and think it's so sweet.

Now the Hummels -- well they are super special. Again, my mother-in-law's. They lived in Germany for several years when my father-in-law was in the army. She collected about ten of them, and designated that, after her death, they were to go to my daughter. Stephanie graciously lets me keep them (she knows how much I love them)!

Their cutie patootie backsides....

These three reside on the glass shelves -- they are kind of kitchen related -- Baker taking a little taste, Little Sweeper, and Busy Student who is writing her ABCs (which she would do in the kitchen, in front of the fireplace).

Hey! I just realized....

My daughter actually owns EVERYTHING on my favorite kitchen window shelf!!

(shhh..... don't remind her....)

sharing over at Claudia's for A Favorite Thing
and at Smiling Sally's for Blue Monday 



  1. Hi Sarah,

    So nice to meet you! Your teapot is a real treasure, especially since you made it yourself! Lovely colours and details, very cozy and cute!

    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

    Poppy :)

  2. oh that teapot is SWEET! :0)

    Hummels: my mom had 2 or 3 and my grandmother about the same but my aunt ( married to my mom's brother ) had a HUGE collection! Her brother traveled to Germany often on business and would pick them up for her as well as other wonderful things such as a cuckoo clock that I was always fascinated with as a young child.

  3. What fun! I love the teapots, too =) I have a lovely teapot that belonged to my grandmother.

  4. Your teapots and Hummels are such treasures! No wonder your daughter has an eye on them!

  5. Hehe! There's a kitty in the window! Hummel's are such an heirloom!

  6. Hi Sarah, I love the mirrored window! I think it just doubles the pleasure you get from your lovely treasures. :)

  7. I can't believe you painted and glazed that teapot! It's absolutely adorable and so beautifully done! Hummels remind me of my grandmother, who had a few, some of which we gave her. Your daughter has good taste!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  8. Sarah, what an adorable teapot! I can't believe you did this! WOW! I know it is guaranteed to make you smile when you see it along with your other goodies there.

    Glad to meet you at Claudia's!



  9. You did a great job on the teapot - so cute! You hummels are so sweet. My ex inlaws lived in Germany post war, and would buy them for less than a dollar(think I remember her saying about 50cts. for most) each from people selling them on the streets, to make money to buy food.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment on the necklace.

  10. yes, but passing on precious items to your daughter (someday!) is so very special!
    cute teapot you painted!

  11. Hi~
    I am so glad you visited me today.
    and I'm glad to have come and read about your window over your sink, too!
    The little tea pots are cute, especially the one you made...I like the gnome house!
    The little Hummels are cute too. My mother had some Hummels at one time, but I've no idea what happened to them. Your's are cute.
    I also live in a house that has an addition built on many windows are creatively and some no so creatively covered when your sitting at the dining're not looking out at the Mudroom!


  12. That is a blue-tiful teapot!

    Thanks for playing.

    Happy 1st lue Monday, Sarah.

  13. What a sweet collection on your glass shelf - I love that idea of having your prettiest things at eye level. The little cottage teapot is so cute - I love it!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a great week.

  14. You have beautiful, but also expensive hobbies:)

  15. Such great collectibles. I love teapots especially ;)

  16. Wonderful collection and love the reflection in the glass ~ ^_^

    Thanks for coming by and commenting !

  17. These are so cute! I played too. Mine are here and here.

  18. So funny! My mom says this about the things in her home too. Funny how 20 years ago she was yelling at me with the same words I yell at my teenage daughter, "get out of MY stuff!!!" Ha!

    Hope you're having a nice week. I've posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you'd like!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  19. What a sweet collection! Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday from another Sarah with an h. '-)

  20. That teapot you painted is adorable! I love that little kitty in the window! I'm having another giveaway, come check it out!

  21. Just adorable, all of your treasures!

  22. Beautiful teapots and Hummel figures! ...Christine

  23. Love the little Hummel figures, but the teapot is especially nice.

  24. I love the shape of that dark blue teapot!


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