Thursday, October 11, 2012

Do You Have a Favorite Tea Pot?

"I'm a little tea pot, short and stout. Here is my handle, here is my spout."

How many of us can relate? But, ahem . . . I'm not talking about physique.

Actually, I'm into tea pots today.

Tea pots rock! I've loved them since I was a kid goggling over the display in my mother's china cabinet.

Now that I have kids and grandkids of my own, I still enjoy my tea pots, and most of all playing tea party with my grandchildren.

I also love tea, mostly herbal teas, like peppermint, peach, and apple cinnamon. Now and then I enjoy a good quality Irish Breakfast tea with cream. Yum . . .

Autumn finds me pulling out a tea pot or two to display and use on cool, crisp days.

Here are a few of my favorite tea pots. Do I hear a familiar song in the background? :)

I love how the blue complements the orange.
My thirty-six year old tea pot received as a gift on our wedding day.

Here's a fun tea pot picked up at a yard sale. I knew my grandkids would like this one. 
A vintage set I located at an estate sale and purchased for my grandtots when they come to play. 

Do you have a favorite tea pot or type of tea you like to drink?

Tell my readers about it. Hey, send me a jpg of your tea pot to add to the fun! Let's see how many tea pots can grace this post!

In my Born for India trilogy, Maggie, Gavin, and the gang drink tea. After all, next to China, India grows the largest quantity of tea. According to in 2008, India produced 805,180 tons!


One of the things I enjoy when I visit my friends in India is drinking a cup of chai, which is equal parts black tea and rich cream, mixed with a heaping portion of sugar and a few cardamom pods. Like candy in a cup. A little bit goes a long way.

Can't wait to read about your favorite kind of tea and see a picture of your tea pot!
Leave a comment, or send your picture to

To sweeten the deal, I'll choose one entry to receive a complimentary copy of my third book in the Born for India trilogy: CHOSEN ONES
Winner announced: October 31 

 HELP me load this page with favorite tea pots!


chaplaindebbie said...

Hello Eileen, I must admit that I am not much of a tea drinker, but I do own one teapot. I found it at a yard sale a few years ago. It has Holly Hobby on it; with a creamer and sugar bowl. I am keeping it for my granddaughter to have one day. I can already imagine the tea parties we will have. I love your tea pots. I will send you a picture of mine to add to your blog. Another confession: I've never read any of your books. But, I would love to!

Eileen Rife said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your tea pot, Debbie! Holly Hobby certainly brings back memories of the 80s. While bedridden during my third pregnancy, I needle punched a HH to frame for my little girl's room.

Martha A. said...

I collect tea pots so I have several! I will have to take a picture to send you!
I love drinking tea!

Eileen Rife said...

Ooh, Martha, can't wait to see your teapot pic! :)

chaplaindebbie said...

Hey Eileen, if I win, could I get Book 1 in your series instead, since I don't own it or Book 2. I think I would be lost if I just had Book 3. :)

Eileen Rife said...

Hi Debbie,

I don't have any copies of Journey to Judah (1). I do have copies of Chosen Ones in my possession.:)

The good thing about this series is that each book stands alone. The setting is the same--the Indian Oasis Compound where a missionary team ministers, but each book profiles a new character.

In book 3, Chosen Ones picks up with a new missionary couple that's joined the team after the Weavers are killed in the tsunami (Book one). While most of the other characters are the same and pop in and out of the story, the plot line doesn't pick up where books one and two leave off.

So, you should be in good shape with an entirely new story to enjoy in Chosen Ones.

Hope this clarifies.

chaplaindebbie said...

Oh, okay, no worries then. :)

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