I bought a teapot....... Just a teapot....... An old one, and kind of unusual. I had to find out about the maker's mark, and thus began a wonderful journey! 15 years later, and I now have over 250 ALB teapots. Not to mention a couple of coffee pots, a tankard, milk jugs, sugar bowls, and a plate. Little by little, more people are being enticed by these lovely teapots, and starting collections of their own. This blog was set up so that all ALB lovers could have a place to meet, share photos, ask questions, and in general get to know each other and share their appreciation for these lovely teapots. If you leave a question, please be kind enough to leave an email address, so someone may send you an answer!

So come on in, sit down, have a "cuppa", and enjoy.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

This is Harry Garner. He was a jollier at Alcock, Lindley and Bloore. He was a member of the Westlands Bowling Club and racked up an unbeaten run of 65 games from 1955 to 1957. He passed away in 2004, at the age of 97. This gives me hope that there might still be people alive who remember the factory and some of the people who worked there.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


SO....my sister and I are in Blissfully Yours, in Tampa. We strike up a conversation with a very interesting lady regarding teapots. She tells us she has been trying to find the same two teapots her mother/grandmother had. Cream, one with a copper cozy, one with a stainless cozy, both felt lined. Well, I was not familiar with any such teapots, but did a search when I got home. Found it!! Well, the copper one, anyway. So, she got one of her teapots. I must admit I was feeling very good. I love doing thing for other people, especially when it is something as special as finding that teapot. Now, here comes the kicker...........God, in all his wisdom and mercy sent me a gift through a seller on Ebay. Just thought I'd take a chance and see if any new ALB's had been listed since yesterday, and THIS is what I found......
Oh yeah, you KNOW I bought it!!

Monday, August 12, 2013


I can't believe it! Stopped into Walmart to pick up a few groceries, and what did I find? Lightbody Scottish Caramel Shortbreads. I almost fell over. I have been trying to find these ever since my mom and I took the train from Edinburgh to London. They were served on the train, but no one at the railway could tell me where to buy them. If you get the chance, give them a try. They are absolutely lovely with a cup of Irish Afternoon tea.


You know, on further consideration, I don't think I'll be putting up another website. As the options on the blog are so good, I think we'll just keep it as is. I'll keep adding to the blog whenever I come across something of interest to collectors. Please keep sending pics and any info you might come across.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Collectors

Well, things have been hopping lately regarding ALB teapots. I've seen some "new" ones.......designs I haven't seen before. Waiting for pics from a lady who just purchased a Collector's Guide. Hopefully, hers will NOT be in the guide, so I will have a new one to add.

Also, just met the most charming lady in Tampa at "Blissfully Yours" consignment shop. (Gorgeous shop, by the way!!) She told me she inherited a couple of ALB's from her mother. When I told her the size of my collection (well over 250) she couldn't believe it. Waiting on pics from her, as well. She tried to describe one of them, and it sounds very intriguing......

I've gotten several emails from people asking for info on their teapots, so it looks like these lovely gems are definitely finding their niche.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Disposable Teapots

Unlike porcelain teapots, ALB pottery teapots were made for the masses for daily use. As they were very inexpensive at the time, they were considered "disposable" and no one worried about breaking one. They were easily replaced. Even the workers at the pottery didn't see them as anything special. No doubt the last Mr. Bloore would be shocked and amazed at just how popular these teapots are now, and how much some of them can cost. Julie C., in California acquired a gorgeous blue ALB of a design I've never seen before. Congrats to you, Julie! Hope I see the next one first!

Question about a teapot

To the person who left a message in March.....yes, I have an email where you can send a pic. You didn't leave any contact info, so I hope you read this. You can contact me at: albteapots@aol.com

Old Web Site

Well, the old web site is no more. I'm going to be building a new one over the next few months. I've been in contact with the grandson of the last Bloore to work for the company. Got some interesting info from him via his grandmother. Also seems our numbers are growing, as I have been contacted by new collectors. Glad to know there are more out there, but now I have even more competition!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Donavan Bloore

Got some exciting news! I have been contacted by Peter Bloore, grandson of Nanet and Donavan Bloore. Mr. D. Bloore was the last of the Bloore's to work at the ALB pottery. Peter's girlfriend bought a guide for him for Christmas, and he showed it to the rest of the family. Happily, they all loved it, and now want to start a collection themselves!

Peter told me something I found very interesting. He said that when his grandfather was with ALB, they had so many of these teapots, and that they were so inexpensive, they were actually considered to be "disposable" items. It was no big deal to break one, as they were easily replaced.

What would Donavan Bloore think now???

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Find!!

Actually, a couple new finds. There is a teapot I'm been trying to get for AGES, and finally found one online. I'll let you know if I get it. I have a milk jug to match, so it would be nice to get my hands on this teapot. No, I'm not going to tell you which one. Not yet.

Also, my tankard arrived today from England. It's shorter than my other one, but just as beautiful. Awesome picture surrounding the outside. I'll try to get a nice pic to post soon. I'm beginning to wonder if the ALB fairies are out there still making these things! There doesn't seem to be any end to them.