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thisbelongsinamuseum:

In its two-and-a-half year existence, this blog has covered a random teapot museum in Tennessee, a tea museum no longer with us and even a Hitler teapot…so one more tea related thing can’t hurt. Everybody loves a cuppa. Open since last summer, J’s Tea-rific Teapot Museum in teeny tiny Elloree, South Carolina isn’t just any old teapot museum. It is located in a 20-foot-long blue teapot, supposedly the world’s largest! Attached to the back of the pharmacy owned by Julian and Sybil Boland, the museum has been years in the making. The Boland’s collection, started over 20 years ago, now reportedly numbers in the tens of thousands with items from Turkey, the Netherlands, England and India. Each teapot has a specific place in the museum, usually displayed in some kind of theme. For instance, Boland hired a carpenter to construct shelves to resemble Noah’s Ark so dozens of teapots can tell the biblical story. Remember when God instructs Noah to gather two of each animal? Well, dozens of animal pairs in the form of teapots are aboard the “shelving” ark with the main attraction being a biblical teapot telling the story of Noah’s Ark. Sounds kinda meta. The collection also includes teacarts, tea services and anniversary-themed teapots. The museum is literally flooded with teapots. (See what I did there?) And what would a teapot museum be without tea? I mean, of course there’s no cafe so I guess you can buy a box of 100 tea bags in the Boland’s drug store and pretend you’re drinking tea. Yeah.
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[Editor’s note: Time for Tea53 to come up with a new type of teapot?]

thisbelongsinamuseum:

In its two-and-a-half year existence, this blog has covered a random teapot museum in Tennesseea tea museum no longer with us and even a Hitler teapot…so one more tea related thing can’t hurt. Everybody loves a cuppa. Open since last summer, J’s Tea-rific Teapot Museum in teeny tiny Elloree, South Carolina isn’t just any old teapot museum. It is located in a 20-foot-long blue teapot, supposedly the world’s largest! Attached to the back of the pharmacy owned by Julian and Sybil Boland, the museum has been years in the making. The Boland’s collection, started over 20 years ago, now reportedly numbers in the tens of thousands with items from Turkey, the Netherlands, England and India. Each teapot has a specific place in the museum, usually displayed in some kind of theme. For instance, Boland hired a carpenter to construct shelves to resemble Noah’s Ark so dozens of teapots can tell the biblical story. Remember when God instructs Noah to gather two of each animal? Well, dozens of animal pairs in the form of teapots are aboard the “shelving” ark with the main attraction being a biblical teapot telling the story of Noah’s Ark. Sounds kinda meta. The collection also includes teacarts, tea services and anniversary-themed teapots. The museum is literally flooded with teapots. (See what I did there?) And what would a teapot museum be without tea? I mean, of course there’s no cafe so I guess you can buy a box of 100 tea bags in the Boland’s drug store and pretend you’re drinking tea. Yeah.

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[Editor’s note: Time for Tea53 to come up with a new type of teapot?]