Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 6 -Unused

Our fabulous host, Hugh, in his photo challenge, asks us to focus on the “unused.” I had to chuckle because after our recent move to Colorado I realized that I have too much stuff! To be exact, I have a glorious collection of teapots that sit in my china cabinet… “Unused.”

Such a shame too, as they are quite unique:

My china cabinet

I really should concentrate on taking out one of the teapots each month and having proper tea in them. Is it too early for New Year’s Resolutions?

Thanks for stopping by,


57 thoughts on “Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 6 -Unused

      1. I bet you’re loving the fall weather. Hope it’s not too cold yet. I’m well. I’ve been on a diy kick lately, so that’s been keeping me busy! Back to searching tutorials for reupholstering ottomans!

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          1. I do plan to share the results but it’s proving to be a bigger project than I anticipated. I bet adjusting to the cold is going to take some time. Try to bundle up and remember your Montana days. When I lived in Montana, I’d always force myself to think “tropical thoughts”. You’ve had the advantage of living in both climates, so I hope you find your happy medium soon!

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          2. Thanks, Kim. It usually takes a year to acclimate. I have nice warm fuzzy pants and shirts that are keeping me nice and warm. Sugar and Spice are growing their fur out. They love to cuddle in piles of blankets. Life is good, Kim. Most days the sun shines and the sky is a glorious blue. We are 6000 ft up in elevation. That took a bit to get used to, but we’re good now. I do want to see your project when you are done. 😊💗

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  1. Very pretty. I’m not sure those cabinets are the thing any more…but I love porcelain and pottery, although have nowhere to put it and don’t enjoy cleaning it that much

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    1. This furniture came from Germany. I love them because everything is stored behind glass. I only have to dust once a year. That works for me! LOL! I just don’t want to clean! 💗😀


  2. My eyes were immediately drawn to the Snowman teapot, Colleen. That’s a great collection you have there. Did you manage to get rid of anything during the move? I have always found that moving house is great for having a good sort out 🙂

    Thank you so much for participating in my photo challenge. ❤

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    1. Hugh, I really do have most of my knick-knack type things pared down and stored in this cabinet. I really don’t buy many tea pots any longer. Most of these came from friends at work quite a few years ago. I have an excellent German tea set that I love to use, although the cups are tiny. I love the tea pot and the sugar and creamer. I wish we could have tea together. Proper that is! I love your challenge Hugh. I can’t wait for next week. ❤

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  3. What a wonderful collection! They are used as in they are a joy for the eye to behold. I notice you have obviously moved in fully and are all sorted, most impressive. The glass doors are great aren’t they? I have a couple of glass cabinets one for the best China and the other for porcelin statutes and cups. Suppose the latter are unused but I hardly dare polish then now and again as I fear I’d smash them!

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    1. Oh, I agree Annika. I tend to dust only occasionally as the glass doors help to keep the dust out. Some of these items are quite old. We are almost unpacked. I have my creative writing room to sort out and I will be done. We had family visit last week so I had to tame the chaos quickly! LOL. Thanks for enjoying my teapots. ❤


  4. What a lovely collection…I collect Christmas crockery which is used albeit once a year although the teapot is used for the month of December. and minature rocking horses which I do not ride…ha ha so suppose as they are only looked at are unused although one is a teapot the saddle being the lid…Love your christmas teapot 🙂

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    1. Your Christmas collection sounds so fun. You must take photos and share. I wish I had cups to go with the Christmas tea pot. That would be fun. Most of the tea pots were gifts from co-workers a few years back. I love the pumpkin one. 😀

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      1. Yes I will. It’s nearly time to get it all out so I’ll have to remember to do it before I get caught in the Christmas rush….Yes the pumkin one is cool..I just christmas crockery love Spode that is my all time favorite 🙂

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  5. I’m especially fond of the pumpkin, Colleen 🙂 I have a small tomato made similarly, for tomato sauce, I figure, only it was damaged when a shelf collapsed in my cabinet. Have some tea! 😀

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  6. No, it’s not a teapot…it’s meant for sauce/gravy 🙂 Always loved it. And yeah, foolishly the cabinet came with PLASTIC pegs. They weakened over the years and one shelf crashed in the middle of the night :\

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  7. You need to get into the habit of afternoon tea, Colleen. Earl Grey, with a slice of lemon. Hold your saucer just so and bend your little finger away from you cup. Oh, and don’t forget the cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Finish off with scones smothered in jam and cream.
    Love your pictures. You look like you’ve settled in well. xxxx

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    1. Dorne, I would love that. I love Earl Grey. The bergamot in the tea is just perfect. Right now I am hooked on Tetley green tea and have been drinking it by the cup fulls. It helps to raise your metabolism. I am all about that. Stay tuned. I am going to do a monthly “High Tea,” where we sample all the goodies from all over the world. You will have to be a guest, of course! ❤

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