Most Popular Posts 2017

It’s almost the end of another year! The hectic Christmas season is certainly here, and it’s time to bust out the Christmas tunes. Memoirs of a Teapot is also close to one year old! The time has gone so fast and I am very pleased to have a group of readers supporting me and the…

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Great British Castles: Dover Castle

Have you been to Dover Castle, Kent? If you have, you might know something of the multi layered history it has been a part of over centuries! Recently, I watched Dan Jones’ British Castles: Dover Castle. In an engaging, upbeat way, the documentary covers the dramatic social history of Dover Castle. 5 things you (probably)…

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Wade’s Rubytone Tea Set

Ever since An Ornament’s Story, I have planned to do a post on the Rubytone tea set owned by one of my family members and mentioned in the article. But sometimes, information can be incredibly hard to come by! So while I haven’t filled in all the gaps about the set that I’d like to,…

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Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors

Perhaps you have noticed the trend; my last few blog posts on documentaries have all been presented the same person: If Walls Could Talk: The Living Room, and The Kitchen, as well as The Age of the Regency. In all these documentaries, history comes alive through the presenter interacting with historical objects, buildings and landscapes. So,…

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United Kingdom; The Film

Over Christmas, I heard about a film called United Kingdom directed by Amma Asante; starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. A couple of weeks ago, I finally curled up on the couch to watch it! This is an inspiring movie based on a true story about the marriage of an English typist and an African chief….

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Objects in Articles – April Edition

Welcome to the April edition of Objects in Articles! This month I’ve found another eclectic mix of articles and blog posts covering a range of different historical topics which always have an object involved. Some of the objects in this month’s collection include Australian maps from the 1920’s, English castles, 19th century music, as well…

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The Age of the Regency

Just recently, I watched all three episodes of Lucy Worsley’s documentary Elegance and Decadence: The Age of the Regency. I was keen to find out more about the world that Jane Austen was living and writing in, and I wasn’t disappointed! This documentary ‘shows’ rather than ‘tells’ you about the past. It covers architecture, art, literature,…

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Why a Window Tax?

A few weeks ago I posted on the documentary series If Walls Could Talk presented by Lucy Worsley. In the first episode Lucy talked about an English window tax. But why was this tax ever applied? Since asking myself this question, I have been reading Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and unexpectedly came across this tongue in…

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Familiar Antiques – Jasper Ware

Recently, I’ve been making an effort to scout out nearby antique stores and explore the many different objects within. I really enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by so many old world objects with countless long-forgotten stories. On these occasions, I’ve been coming across these lovely Wedgwood items almost wherever I look! Seeing as they…

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