Regular Random: five minutes with the Big T’s new coffee pot


The Big T’s latest op shop find; the $20 coffee pot. The cups are mine. Image: Su Leslie 21018

At the end of our Waikato weekend, the Big T and I called in to the St John’s charity shop in Ngatea; leaving with a really pretty Japanese vase, a silver (plated) coffee pot and a loyalty card!!

The Big T loves coffee and has started buying interesting vessels for the making and serving thereof. I thought the little red stove-top gadget he got a few months ago was a good bargain, but this latest find was even better.

It took quite a lot of polishing to get it looking like this. Luckily T likes shiny things and is happy to put the in the required effort.

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40 thoughts on “Regular Random: five minutes with the Big T’s new coffee pot

  1. People dislike having to polish silver which is why it ends up in charity shops. This one looks in good nick and obviously has not been polished very often as the silver plate gets worn away. I had to have my mother’s silver teapot dipped as hers had been polished a little too zealously over the years. A lovely find. One has to wonder about the history behind such a pretty pot.

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    • Your mum’s teapot is lovely. I really like that deco look. I love T’s coffee pot, but I’m at heart at 20th century girl.
      I’ve never been a fan of polishing things (though I have a vague memory of getting a badge at Brownies for it!) but it obviously brings T joy. Our kitchen could be a a total tip, but the Dualit will still be shiny. 😀

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  2. I love the tea set. Reminds of a job I will need to do when we get our stuff out of storage, that is clean a candle holder that my brother gave me years ago. Ngatea has an excellent countryside cafe, can’t recall the name at the moment. We have stopped there a few times while driving from Auckland Airport down to the Bay of Plenty.

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  3. I lived in England and have a great love stemming from those years. I also brought back some 6-8 pewter and silver tea pots – have given away some to friends (so they think of me every time they make tea – LOL) but here I love the cups especially…. 😉

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