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Friday, September 12

Show and Tell Friday

It's time for Show and Tell Friday. If you would like to participate, drop over to Kelli's at There's No Place Like Home.

This week I'd like to show you something that I've had since 1977. It is a Currier & Ives teapot that I won for sales when I sold Avon. It also has a cream & sugar that goes with it. These items were exclusively for Avon Representatives who sold over a certain amount in a campaign. It is one of my most valued treasures. When I saw it offered for sales, I was determined to have it and I worked hard to make my goal. Things that we work for are so much more special because of the effort that's put into getting them.

I hope you enjoyed my show & tell. I love anything that is Currier & Ives. All of their lithographs make me feel so much at home. Do you like Currier & Ives? If so, what is your favorite scene? Do you own any Currier & Ives china? I would like to hear all about it.

Enjoy your weekend and be sure to do a small kindness for someone. ~Blessings, Mary~

38 comments:

  1. Love your teapot. I have a few teapots, but nothing as nice as yours.

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  2. That is very beautiful my friend.

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  3. Such a beautiful teapot! I love Currier and Ives as well.

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  4. Beautiful teapot and definately worth working for. I have no Currier and Ives, but I like it.

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  5. That is a special story. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a pretty treasure. Wendy

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  6. Currier and Ives is so classic and their art looks great on your teapot. Congrats for winning it. : )
    I graduated from high school in '77, so a good year.
    diadsie.wordpress.com

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  7. I just love your tea pot! I love the colors in it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ann

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  8. That teapot is beautiful. My Mom always collected Currier and Ives when I was growing up.

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  9. Beautiful teapot with an iconic American design!

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  10. Very lovely teapot. I posted about some teapots today, too!
    Susan

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  11. Love the teapot!
    I thought at one time that I would start collecting teapots..but they took up too much room in my small kitchen.
    I finally started collecting lighthouses and sailboats. Can't wait to get in our house so that I can pull them all out. They each have sweet memories associated with them.

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  12. Beautiful teapot! I have one C&I blue transferware plate.

    Manuela

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  13. That is so cute! I love Currier and Ives, their pictures are so cozy! I think I love all their prints.

    Have a happy weekend!

    :0) Sharon

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  14. What a lovely teapot! Yes I love things that are Currier and Ives too. I have a friend that has sold Avon for years and years, I will have to ask her if she has this teapot too!

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  15. Nope I don't have any of the Currier and Ives things but I do love them anyway!! Your tea pot is very very nice. I need to go get my Friday show and tell done...come over sometime to day..

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  16. Oh I love your teapot. And what a fun story.
    I love the look of your blog with all the autumn photo's and all.
    I am going to say awhile and enjoy it.
    Blessings and thanks for sharing your Show and Tell and creativity.
    Smiles,
    Sherry

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  17. That's so pretty...I love fandy dishes.. Have a great weekend!

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  18. Ah ha! Something else we have in common -Avon sales! I sold Avon for 18 years and was, for a good number of those years, a top-ten rep in our district. I really enjoyed that job -although it is a whole lot of work to get a successful sales route up and keep it in the high sales range. But I got to know so many more people in the area where I live, made lots and lots of friends through Avon. I don't have any C&I stuff from Avon but I do have 5 or 6 of the Avon Ladies awards, jewelry I won too plus lots of other stuff including a canister set made to look like town houses.

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  19. I love their scenes. The tea pot is very pretty and I know it's special to you.

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  20. What a lovely teapot … makes me want to sit down and chat over a cuppa tea ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  21. Lovely tea pot! No wonder you love it!

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  23. I agree with you about the detail of the artwork! The pot is pretty on its on, but the print just makes it special!

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  24. Your teapot is beautiful!
    It is raining here today and flooding in some places. I hope Anni got out of harms way. It sound horrible down there.
    Love and hugs Carolyn

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  25. Oh, Mary, I just love your Currier & Ives teapot, how gorgeous it is! As you say, these treasures are so much more special when you've had to work hard for them!! I've always loved Currier & Ives but have never owned anything of theirs...my mom had a few pieces, will have to ask her if she still has them. Hope your day is going well my friend. xoxo

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  26. Your Currier & Ives teapot certainly is a wonderful collector's item. I have a few teapots and have my eye on another one. I find that they tend to be expensive even at flea markets. Tea pots remind me of my wonderful grandmother. When I visited her she would always make a pot of tea.
    Sweetie

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  27. There's just something by Currier and Ive's, isn't there? I love their old dishes too. Your teapot is an absolutely lovely thing to behold!

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  28. I used to have a set of dinner ware with C&I!! I love your teapot!


    Well, where I live we're now 'downgraded' to tropical storm warning. Which is great news from our vantage point, but where our son lives it's another story...Houston is still in line for the 'big hit' later tonight or early Saturday morning. And we still have power. I've been trying to get as much work done around the house just in case water or power goes out before this storm hits land...I'm done. All I can do that is humanly possible. We've shuttered the windows up and just wait for the worst to pass us.

    Thanks again, for your thoughts and prayers.

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  29. This is beautiful. I was an Avon lady many many many years ago and had several plates and other lovely items I won. Unfortunately they were all lost. It's nice to see they are still offering such nice things to the reps.
    Nancy

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  30. I've not heard of Currier and Ives but your teapot sure looks like it would be fun to be served tea from. What's your favorite tea? I just about a Yorkshire Tea from England and it's pretty good. Want some?

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  31. Beautiful Currier and Ives pot. And what a darling new Autumn look your blog is sporting!
    Kathy

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  32. I have many tea cups, but not a pretty tea pot. . .hmmm. . .:)

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  33. Beautiful teapot!
    I have always loved Currier and Ives hand colored lithographs and the fine work contributed by many talented artist. I especially love the work of artist Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait 1819-1905. He was an English born artist who painted a lot of horses and animals, then did a lot of wildlife in the Adirondacks. I was able to view his original paintings and I cannot describe how beautiful they were to see in person. Something I will never forget!
    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely teapot!
    Blessings to you!
    Claudia O.

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  34. Mary,

    What a beautiful teapot! I love Currier & Ives scenes. They are so beautiful.

    hugs,
    Tina

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