So come on in, sit down, have a "cuppa", and enjoy.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Chris C. of Nundle, Australia said: I received it today and had a very good read and laugh at times too. Was great to see some of your aquisitions and to read about some of the complex history of the potteries.
R. Steuber said: You did an absolutely magnificent job on this guide. The photos, history and commentary are very professional. There certainly is more variety in the pottery than I thought, and the patent information is very helpful and interesting. The inclusion of the insured price ranges was a bold (and much needed) effort. It lends perspective on which pieces are more difficult to find.
Anyone who would like to contribute, feel free. I am always willing to update the guide with photos or stories about the pottery and/or the teapots. Speaking of which, I've acquired another HUGE teapot. I think that makes five or six now, of the 70 ounce size. Funny how certain ones never show up, then a number of them show up at the same time. Hmmmm.........
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
I sent a copy to Linda of "Handle and Spout", and she was very generous with her compliments. It is a light-hearted look at how I got started, why I love these teapots, extended info on the parent company (Swinnerton's Ltd), maker's marks, detailed indentification of ALB teapots, LOTS of full color photos and more.
I do have a bit more information to add, along with some photos, but as each one will be printed to order, they will be up-to-date with as much information as I have available. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Horses are so great. And always something going on. Like, say, I wake up the other morning, the dogs are going nuts, and I see a horse where she doesn't belong. On the wrong side of the fence, in the neighbor's yard. Oh, yeah, she broke the gate off the hinges and went for a constitutional. And took her buddy with her. Guess they got the idea from the yearling fillies after they crashed through the fence!! Never a dull moment. You can check out a bit about the farm, and see an awesome video here: Classiebawn Farm The video was made at the Parelli Center in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. If you love horses, you gotta watch it! OK, I've managed to get completely off the subject of teapots, but horses are my "other" passion, so you'll have to excuse me if I digress once in a while.
The "Collector's Guide" will be ready shortly, and I'll post it on the website. I'm waiting for some info from Staffordshire and have some more photos to add, but that shouldn't take too long. There is still time for submissions, so feel free to send anything you think would make the guide more interesting or helpful to collectors.
Guess that's enough for now. Maybe we'll talk animals next time. Just for a change, and because I just LOVE animals!!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Sheri (The Teapot Queen)
Thursday, May 1, 2008
OK, I need some feedback on a project. I am putting together a book on Alcock, Lindley and Bloore teapots. All you ALB collectors out there, tell me what you think. Good idea? Bad idea? Not sure? Would any of you be willing to contribute? A short article telling how you got started collecting, and why. What kind of information would you like to see? Basic info on market prices? Insurance values? Or more of a design and style book, without pricing. I'm going to do this, so you may as well get your "two cents worth" in. Leave your ideas here, or email me. Naturally, anyone who contributes will get full credit.
Guess I better get back to packing teapots, or they might start multiplying!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Finally got through the BIG box, and all the little boxes. Now, I just have one more cache of teapots to sort. Good thing I'm not on a deadline! Ok, sort of on a deadline.......I have to be done by AUGUST! Hmmmm..I could put one of these jewels to work, brew up a fresh pot, and make an all-nighter out of it. Sure would be nice to be caught up. Well, break's over, back to work. Check out the site: Alcock Lindley and Bloore, and tell me what you think.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
SO, I am now officially obsessed. My goal is to have at least one of EVERY design and/or style of teapot made by this company. Heaven only knows how many that will be! I haven't counted all the different patterns/designs/styles that I have. Where, oh where, to begin??? To aid in this process, I have posted this "Collector's Club" blogspot, and published a web site dedicated to my collection:
Alcock, Lindley and Bloore Teapots.
I am hoping to hear from other people out there who share my love for these teapots, and hope to get some photos of teapots I don't have (yet), and maybe learn more about the company. For anyone interested, I am putting together a sort of "coffee table" Buyer's Guide on these teapots. If you would like a copy, please email me, as I am still working out costs and pricing, so I can give you more details. email@example.com