Friday, May 15, 2015

SOMETIMES TEAPOTS CAN BE REPAIRED



About 4 years ago, I knocked this English teapot off a warmer it was sitting on....yes It broke off a good part of the edge at the top.  Did I cry? No, was I upset? Of course!  Is it the end of the world?  No!  I will figure out something to do with it in another way.......It never occurred to me that it could be repaired.

My point is this:  in life, some things get broken.  Some things go wrong.  Some things can  get fixed and others can't.  The key is to move on. If you can learn from the problem - you can benefit.  I should not have lifted the tray it was sitting on without taking it off the warmer- that was my mistake.  I have learned again!

This is really a reposted story from back in 2011 but I want to tell you that a porcelain doll "doctor" is working on this teapot which had a piece chipped off right along that ruffled rim.  I am excited to see the repair and will share it when I get it back. I just wanted everyone to know - if a teapot has part chipped off it can be fixed.

8 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

I'm so sorry about your broken teapot. I've broken special tea things as well. I'm slowly learning that I can't cry over spilled milk --- and go on. But, it's still sad. I look forward to seeing what you do with your broken teapot.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I am sorry to read about your teapot, your Alice pieces are all so wonderful...I know you are right about thing just being things...I need to remember that more often...

Blessings Kelsie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good post, Bernideen, and sorry about the teapot! I have a hunch I know what you'll do with it!
I did the same thing with my favourite cloche last Christmas! Instead of lifting it off the pedestal cake plate it was on, I decided to move the whole thing at once; big mistake! Live and learn! Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

My sympathies on your teapot, but my smiles as you process it and put in perspective. When our lives are so blessed, things happen but we still have so much to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing your strengthening moment.
Ruth

Angela McRae said...

If you put a live plant in it, perhaps it would grow and spill over the pot. (I also like to promote broken pieces to the garden!)

ellen b. said...

Good advice Bernideen! Hope your weekend is improving :o)

Rizzi said...

MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR TEAPOT, SO SAD....BUT YOUR RIGHT LIFE GOES ON.
YEARS AGO I HAD A BEAUTIFUL SNOWGLOBE WITH A SNOWMAN INSIDE HOLDING A RED BALOON, IT WAS RATHER LARGE, I JUST LOVED IT AND IT PLAYED MUSIC.
MY SISTER CAROLINE GAVE IT TO ME MANY MANY YEARS AGO, SHE HAS PASSED NOW.....ONE DAY MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER JENNY DROPPED IT, AND IT BROKE. I DIDN'T YELL, JUST SEEING THE SADNESS ON HER FACE MADE ME REALIZE SHE WAS MORE IMPORTANT. I STILL GET VERY SAD WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT.
LIFE'S FUNNY SOMETIMES. HAVE A VERY NICE DAY. RIZZI

Margie said...

I'm in complete agreement, Bernideen!

A friend told me about how she once had one of her damaged horse figurines fixed beautifully by a china repairman. What's interesting what that he asked her if she wanted it to be a repaired for collectors or repaired for hobbyists/personal use. She opted for the (cheaper) "hobby repair" and she said that you can't even tell that the figurine used to be broken!