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, 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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Still trying to finish the website. I apologize for taking so long. Been busy with the horses, and building websites for other people, so mine went to the back burner. Got a nice email from Edward's China Shop in the UK about their Brown Betty teapots, so I added a link to their site on my teapot homepage. If you want a REAL English Brown Betty, you can get one there.

Long Time, No See

Whew! It's been a long time since I was here last. Found a few more great teapots, and sold a few more collector's guides. One went to New Zealand, and one to the great-grandson of Mr. Alcock of ALB. Pretty cool, huh? Kind of nice to know that my little endeavor ended up scattered all over the world. Still looking for those all-elusive coffee pots and hot chocolate pots. Kudos to my buddy in California for finding them before me, but I'll beat you to one some day.