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« on: January 25, 2012 09:34:37 AM »

I bought this little teapot impulsively at the Goodwill years ago, so long ago I've forgotten! Rediscovered it while searching through my craft stash. Wish I'd taken a before picture. It was plain unglazed terra cotta, just like a clay flowerpot. And the handle was long gone. It also has a perforated terra cotta insert basket, for tea steeping.
I pulled out some shinies I bought at a yard sale, and found fancy ornament hooks-large,gold, beaded top and bottom-and a light bulb went off. The handle is 2 hooks per side, securely twisted, and a lot of braided and twisted 24 gauge wire (which was another yard sale find).
Note to self-next time paint *before* I start attaching the handle.
I just started daubing and layering colors. Some screenprinting black first, then acrlyic old brass, true gold, metallic rust, and a little airbrush metallic gold. Kept layering, painted on some clear sealer. I left the tip unpainted, so no qualms about still using it to steep tea.

It's living with my tins of tea and such. You can see some of my cookbooks behind it. And the title is Low Fat, not Fat Meals-although if it really was full of yummy fat meals, I might actually use it!
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012 11:16:50 AM »

That looks so amazing snuggled in with the tea tins. Beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012 11:32:43 AM »

Thank you! That tin I rescued from my grandparent's house, heaven only knows how old it is.
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