Emma Stergoulis Design
Polly Put The Kettle On – Teapot Style
True to my English roots I would say I am rather partial to a cuppa, I never really enjoyed coffee so I am not too good on the best coffee houses in town, and to be honest could not tell the difference between a flat white, or a soy cappuccino with extra froth or a macchiato. Now give me a Gun Powder Green or a Rooibos and I am your girl.
I have always had the philosophy that a good chin wag over a cuppa solves everything, you can have a good chat and put everything into perspective over a large pot of freshly brewed tea. In fact I reckon that world wars could have been solved if the leaders just sat down with a pot of English Breakfast or Lapsang Souchong and a couple of shortbreads!!! (well maybe that is pushing it…. but you get my drift.)
Anyway….moving on from my world peace strategic plan (I am sure that the UN will be calling me in very shortly!)…. I thought it would be fun to have a little look at the world of tea and interiors….
UK wallpaper company Mr Perswall has these quirky kettle print wallpaper which are perfect for the trend of adding wallpaper with a little retro quirkiness into your kitchen… teamed up with a little blackboard paint these would make a really fun and funky kitchen.Mr Perswall incidentally has a great interactive website to allow you to tailor the colours of the wallpapers, change the sizes of the images or completely design your own.
…or maybe a more subtle suggestion of the teapot in the kitchen through these tea towels from Flower Press at Earthgirlfabrics, “Topsy Turvey Teapot” by Kathy Mellor
…or this Elly Oak tea bowl from The Hand Made Store…. Too good to use? why not frame them up….
…..Snuggle up on the sofa……
………with these cushions from Tasmanian textile designer Tara Badcock…..
source the teacosyrevolution
Think outside the lightswitch……
….and upcycle grans old crockery into this fantastic light fitting…see my guide here.
or look at copycat crafts blog for a how to on making this lamp….
…or if you are not quite game enough to make yourself then take a look at french designer Gilles Eichenbaum‘s up cycled teapot collection…
In the Garden
The perfect spot to grow some herbs or delicate little flowers perhaps…..
…or get cosy with a cuppa after a long hard day or weeding with these biodegradable hesian cushion covers from Felt in New Zealand…….
Shelving the idea……
Pay homage to the humble teapot…..using varying shades of the same theme or colour….. or all white…
….or my favourite more styled collection, perhaps you could tell a story of where the teapot came from coupling tea pots from india with indian fabrics and prints…….. So how do you take your tea?????
…ok so below is more milk jug than tea pots (still loosely linked), but how striking does the white ceramic look against the dark background…..
If all else fails just remember……………..
on with the colourful journey………..
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