Monday, April 4, 2011

Last Weekend

You know I could be sitting here for days with nothing to do, well I can't say nothing to do, just nothing interesting to do, and then all of a sudden things just start piling up and pretty soon I'm playing catch-up with just about everything.  Challenges, daily duties, holiday projects, you name it.  Then throw a birthday in there and well, it's busy, busy, busy time.  I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get to the challenges this week.  I have several projects that I'm working on, including updating this blog and if I don't sit down and take care of it now, before you know it, I'll be pulling my hair out and wanting to do other things.  So let me get on with the catching up.

Last weekend (March 25-27) was my pre-birthday weekend.  We had had yet another round of snow, but luckily where I live most of it had melted. Not so with the higher elevations.  HWNSNBP surprised me on Saturday (oh jeez, here I thought I was going to catch up and now I've gone and done things out of order - I'll get back to Friday on my next post) and took me to the Morris Museum mainly to see an exhibit of 300 teapots that a local doctor had collected.  See this guy below?  He was just sitting there on the bench next to the parking lot all the while we were inside. 

Well, what we didn't know, until I opened my big mouth and asked, was that you couldn't take pictures inside of the exhibit.  Hmmmph!  I really wanted to.  To add another monkey wrench, there was a "tea event" of some sort going on while we were there.  But that didn't deter me. 

While they were otherwise occupied, I pulled out my trusty little pocket camera and had HWNSNBP stand right next to me.  This little camera has a setting that allows you to take pictures through glass.  Being as inconspicuous as I, uh, we could be, I managed to snap a couple pictures.  These are the best of the bunch. 

Yes, 300 teapots and that's all I got!  Just let's say that they're pretty unique.  The top one doesn't really have seven spouts to pour from.  The spout you would pour from is still the one directly across from the handle.  The other "spouts" are actually for putting flowers in.  Little vases - kind of.  The other one, Little Red Riding Hood actually reminded me of an old cookie jar I saw on some antique site. 

We managed to explore the rest of the first floor of the museum and then went on our merry way home.  Not too far from home we were passing a horse farm that had a field strewn with haybales and I caught a glimpse of a fox.  HWNSNBP knew I had my good camera with me and also knew that I had been disappointed at not being able to get some good teapot pictures and he actually turned the car around so I could get close enough (on the shoulder of the road and in the car) to get these pictures.

On Sunday my Cousin Barbara and I went to a charity tea up in Newton at a place called The Tea Hive.  I forgot to take pictures of the first and last courses, but here you have the plate of finger sandwiches that each of us got.  I just love having all those different taste bites. 

We both chose the apricot tea so we got to share the pot.  This was our teapot for the day.



  1. Phew, I'm glad to hear only one of those seven spouts is the pouring one, I was imagining the mess. But you couldn't use the other ones as vases if you were using it as a teapot. It must have been really fascinating - those *No Photography* restrictions are so annoying. And the fox - how lovely!! I haven't seen in in years and years, although I've read reports of a couple in our area. He's perfectly positioned between the bales like that. Here most of the bales in fields are huge round things, it's rare now to see the older rectangular ones.
    Should have been blueberry tea in that pot ;-).

  2. OMG! How fun! What great teapots! Giggle! That one teapot with all the little spouts sure would cause some rutkus at one of our teaparties! Giggle!

    I bet it was fun seeing 300 teapots! You sneaked some good pictures! What a fun day for your burfday!

    Cute wee little fox....he might be looking for that little red riding hood on that teapot you photographed!

  3. Oh wow! I love the teapots:-) My cousin Deanna & I collect them, as well as fancy cups. We only have a small collection but it is so much fun looking for them at garage sales etc!
    LOVE the photo's of the fox - we don;t have them here in NZ. It's always good to see a little bit of your awesome country!
    PS, love the food, too!
    Sunshine NZ


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