From the Back Cover
Ritual, refreshment, a way of life, teatime is an interlude that invigorates the spirit. For 2008, The Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar presents a year of beautiful vintage teapots arranged in lovely teatime settings. A romantic gilded Miles Mason teapt from 1805 will set hearts aflutter on Valentine's Day. A 1780 Worcester pot, decorated with Chinese and Japanese motifs, is the perfect choice for a supremely civilized tea. And it doesn't get any more playful than a 1950s Carlton Ware squirrel teapot. Accompanying Martin Brigdale's photographs is delectable history and lore from teapot collector and writer Joni Miller.
About the Author
Joni Miller is the author of The Collectible Teapot & Tea Calendar and is a regular contributor to Omni, Connoisseur, Ms., and 7-Days. A proud "conch" (native-born Key Wester) who grew up all over the South, she now lives in Greenwich Village.
Martin Brigdale is a well-known British photographer specializing in food. He has photographed many cookbooks in England and the Untied States, including Foods of Greece, The Mediterranean Pantry, Michel Roux Desserts, and French Country Cooking. He is an enthusiastic home cook and loves to travel.