Thursday, March 5, 2015

Teapot "Vase"



A table set with a nice, white cloth and a centerpiece of lovely flowers makes dining extra special.

Recently, two dear friends invited me to lunch at the grand old Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.


I couldn't help but notice what looked to me like a sweet silver teapot holding flowers in the middle of  our table!

  It was even inscribed with the inn's name.


Even if one were having only tea and crackers, they would taste extra special if  presented with a touch of elegance!

Here's the placemat with a drawing of the inn on it:


Flowers adorned other tables, too, and the flowers were set in  different kinds of vases.



Even looking at chandeliers was quite delightful! 

It's nice to have an occasional change of pace to someplace different from our own homes!


WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE THINGS YOU HAVE USED AS A VASE?

18 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like a delightful place to dine. The local florist I visit has an Egyptian worker who thinks I am crazy when I come in with my empty pickle jars to fill with flowers. Folks here think arrangements have to be big and gaudy. I like nice, simple, rustic and often use a pitcher for flowers if I can't find anything else. :) Best wishes, Tmamy

Stephanie said...

Tea pots are so pretty when they are used as vases :) I don't think I have used anything to "different" for a vase. I think Mason jars are one of my favorites to use.

Have a lovely day, Susan. Hugs!

Kamyria said...

Teapot flower vase is simply adorable! I've used mason jars, beer glasses and shot glasses (for the little flowers)

Bookie said...

My grandpa's oil can made a lovely container for sunflowers. This is such and lovely place and must have been wonderful treat in middle of winter. I wish I were close enough so I could reach it for a meal in elegance.

carolann said...

I like all that has been mentioned for flowers too.

Pretty blog and settings.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love small vintage treasures used as vases. xo Laura

Linda O'Connell said...

I used an old tennis shoe to plant flower seeds at school, and we called it Smelly flowers.

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh I would love to eat in a place like that! I always search out old places with character. I use anything as a vase but have picked up a few in thrift stores for our use here in fl.

diane.stetson said...

Love the Red Lion Inn..the gift shop there and the lovely atmosphere. I'm sure you enjoyed your lunch there!

Merlesworld said...

My teapots are often used as vases as I no longer use them as teapots.
Merle.......

Chatty Crone said...

I love that restaurant - it looks like a nice one. Never seen flowers in a vase before, but it was beautiful.

I put tea in my pot!

Babs said...

I used high heels once for a Mother's Day project with my students. Ha ! Wouldn't do that again!!!!

Nellie said...

How I would love to visit the Red Lion Inn! I'd also have to visit the Country Curtains shop.:-)

Barbara Neubeck said...

..Hello Susan..... I love the tea pot/vase...... very elegant.....
I like to use all sorts of containers for flowers...
Hugs... Barb xxx

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful and elegant vases proposals. I used a glass vase yogurt. Keep in touch

Susan said...

Antique milk bottles, Sweet Roasted Pepper can given to me by a restaurant in Lexington, MA, and a carved out pumpkin! Love the tea pot and the Inn looks delightful! Stay warm, dear friend, XOXO

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Susan, this reminds me of the silver tea pot Nel got on her anniversary recently, and right away she put flowers in it. I guess that is really in right now. I would have never thought of putting flowers in a tea pot, but it looks gorgeous.

love, ~Sheri

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the tea pot and what a beautiful place!!

Hugs,
Deb

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