Gorgeous. That’s the first word I thought of when I laid my eyes upon this blue chintz tea set from Whittards. Unfortunately the teacups and saucers are sold out but there are still tea plates, tea tidies, mugs and teapots – a bit pricey at £32 – up for grabs. I can imagine laying out a decadent afternoon tea with this set. (Just look at the colour contrast with those yummy-looking scones!) Or even just pretending to be posh lifting my pinky during a quick afternoon cuppa. This traditional style set with a classic design is timeless.
Blue chintz range at Whittards, from £6
I was so happy after receiving this gorgeous Whittard teapot and mug set from my Mum as a graduation present, that I thought I’d share a few pictures of the set on Tea and Cake.
There aren’t many things that are more quintessentially British than a bright red, Royal Mail post box. Whittard has used this national emblem in a new teapot design, as part of their latest collection of teapots to celebrate the Jubilee year. I love it. I’m sure it would fit well into Teapot Island’s collection too.
Miniature Post Box Teapot
£18.00 (or 3 for 2)
Available to buy online here.
Teapots aplenty at Teapot Island, Kent
It seems that the quintessentially British teapot is heading towards extinction, as our hectic modern lifestyles mean that most of us struggle to find even five extra minutes to dig out the teapot to make a decent brew.
But British department store Debenhams is so concerned about the threat to teapots, they have launched a campaign for “civilised” tea-drinking. According to them, sales of teapots have halved in the last five years, whereas sales of mugs have trebled in the same amount of time.