Teapots are part of the everyday crockery of this household. There are several on the Dresser, of differing sizes. The most used, most essential, size is the two-cup. The two-cup teapot is plied through-out the day, an essential glue to the parallel lives lived by Best Beloved, and myself, during the week.
Disaster struck last week, when our regular pot came away from it's handle. That was messy. We had a spare tucked away in the cupboard, though. The spare was used for a few days...and the handle came off ! Well, that was rather a shock. So, I got out the pot that we keep for when Sister-In -Law comes to stay...the Earl Grey pot. Purely as a temporary measure, until a replacement was found. So, a search around the likely shops in Taunton, and I arrived at Mr. Miles' Tearooms. An excellent emporium, which sells tea and coffee, as well as all the paraphernalia that could possibly be needed when making and serving tea or coffee.
I finally found this delightful pot. On asking if I might return it, should it prove to drip when poured, the very helpful lady assistant filled it with hot water, and checked that it did pour properly, and used the chance to check that it would fill two large mugs. ( you would not believe the number of times I have found teapots that a) do not pour without dripping, and b) do not hold the volume declared! ) The pot was then carefully wrapped, to minimise transit damage. Exit one very happy customer.
( This lovely little place also serves delicious lunches).
[If you click on the picture, it will enlarge. The animals on the sides are delightful.]