• Behind the Blog

    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…

  • Objects

    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…

  • History in Film

    United Kingdom; The Film

    Over Christmas, I heard about a film calledย 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…

  • Documentaries

    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.ย I was keen to find out more about the world that Jane Austen was living and writing in, and I wasn’t disappointed!…

  • Historic Buildings

    Why a Window Tax?

    A few weeks ago I posted on the documentary seriesย 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,…

  • Jasperware
    Objects

    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,…