1/21/10

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Hall coffe and teapots

Hello and welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday sponsored by my friend Suzanne at Coloradolady.

Today I'm featuring my Hall coffee pot and teapot collection. This is one of those collections that just happened. I found a custard cup and bought it, then I found a teapot and more and more and more until I ended up with this collection. There's more. I use two of the custard cups as salt and pepper holders on my stove so I can just reach in and take out a pinch while I'm cooking. We also use them when each of us wants a different kind of tea. The set goes well with two sets of dishes we have, so when we use those for dinner parties, I serve coffee in the coffeepot because I don't have the pots that matche the sets of dishes.


This was all restaurant ware and it is sturdy and heavy. It is very resistant to chipping and breakage. And, it's common as leaves down here at any antique store. I love the way the outside is so dark and the inside is white. Next time you're at an antique store and see one of these, think of me!
Now, cruise on over to Suzanne's blog to check out her figurines.
Take care and have a great VTT. Lane

14 comments:

concretenprimroses said...

I love old restaurant ware. Nice collection.
Kathy

andsewon said...

Love them!! Have not seen this color. I have 2 of the brown teapots. See here http://ansewon.blogspot.com/2009/11/wont-you-join-me.html
Glad to know they are Hall. I use most all of my vintage antique things. Part of the pleasure of having them..;-)
Lola

Coloradolady said...

I too love restaurant ware, this is a great little set..funny how the collection came to be....I just added a couple of pieces from a single piece I found at GW.....I do have a problem like that!! Happy VTT!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Fabulous! I love restaurant ware! For the same reason...some of its been around for ages and looks like new! Thats just amazing!

Tracy

marmielu said...

I'm partial to the teapots myself, but it all looks nice. I have some white restaurant ware that I used for everyday for a while, and it stands up so well. I got rid of it because I got tired of just white. I like the contrast, too.
Mary Lou

Postcardy said...

I haven't seen any like that here, so it sounds like it must have been more common in other parts of the country.

Sandra said...

Very nice and bonus points for being green -smile-.

bj said...

I adore restaurant ware..I have a few pieces but not as pretty as yours....
xo bj

Barb said...

I love them tooooooo,

Amanda said...

This is a great collection, and I especially like the color1

KK said...

This collection is nice Lane. Tea would be lovely with these. I like using and admiring my "stuff" that somehow keeps making it home with me. Love the green.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love restaurant ware! You have a great little set there!

CC said...

What a great set you have and they're so pretty. I love the color..

Bea said...

I love Hall teapots and pottery and just happen to have the small teapot in the same color. Nice collection.