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These are a few of my favorite things…

May 18, 2009

 teapotsetMy lovely and talented friend Denise (www.theswellelife.com) gave me this vintage 1930’s  tea set for a wedding gift last summer.  She came across the perfectly preserved set at an antique shop in England (can’t remember where, exactly).  The set comes from the SoHo Pottery Company that operated in Cobridge, England from 1906 to 1944.

I love the clean lines of all the pieces and the geometric patterns in the art deco design.  The circular motif reminds of the symbol of yin and yang.  According to ancient chinese philosophy, yin and yang represents natural dualities, such as female and male, and are complementary opposites within a greater whole. Yin and Yang characteristics are rooted together, yet opposing forces.  They transform each other and are balanced.

 Quite apropos for a wedding gift, don’t you think?

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  1. May 29, 2009 1:33 am

    Aww…..there’s the tea set! ‘Tis a fitting motif indeed. So glad it’s so loved!

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