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.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Getting On With It

Well, I've been working on the guide, and it's coming along nicely. Now all I have to figure out is how to bind it, so it looks good and stays together! Best be getting on with it, as soon I'll be doing my "real" job of prepping horses for sale. For those of you who don't know, I raise Thoroughbreds. I'm what's known as "horse poor". Plenty of horses, no moolah. Probably cause I spend too much on teapots! (Ya think??)

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!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonder if anyone is interested in a coffee pot I'm selling on ebay.