Grandmother's teapot was one of my favorite things growing up. I thought it fit Grandmother perfectly: refined in every way. When Grandmother died, the teapot became mine, and I think of her whenever I look at it. The robin's egg blue and the gold fleur-de-lis band. Ah. So exquisite.
Based on my research, this china pattern ("Blue" Chateau by Homer Laughlin) was originally sold at Montgomery Ward in the mid-40s. Based on the markings, Grandmother's teapot was produced in May of 1951.
I've not been able to find an exact teapot online, but I've found lots of other replacement pieces. They are all quite lovely, and I might just have to buy some one day. Until then, I'm treasuring the piece I have, and I hope it brightens your day. ♦
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