I never set out to have a Teapot Collection. Just like my
Biscuit Tin Collection or my Teddy Bear collection, my Teapot Collection began casually. I
bought my first teapot because I wasn't going to use tea bags anymore. I
wanted REAL tea and therefore I needed
a teapot. My second teapot, however, I bought because I wanted it. By the third teapot,
I was hooked and there was no going
back. My Teapot Collection was in full swing and once my friends
noticed the in-gathering they began to add teapots as well.
I have one absolute favorite teapot - not because of its exquisite design or
intrinsic value but because of its usefulness. My hefty Porcelier keeps tea
wonderfully warm to the last drop. All the rest of my teapots are lovely, charmingly cute or
whimsical or "Oh
my goodness! Where did you find that?" I enjoyed
finding all of them but after a while...
At the beginning of 2013 I offered a few of my finds (my Rescues)
on my TEAtitudes website as a way of sharing my collection
and making room in my cupboard for other teapots.
Your response was wonderful - many of my sweet teapots are now in
your homes. It made me happy to share and know my teapots were being enjoyed AND
that I had an opportunity to keep on searching and finding more teapots. For me,
the fun of collecting is in the finding. After that - I'd rather share than
This website is all about that - the quest, the find, the rescue and the share. I
launched this website dedicated only to my Rescues - wonderful
priced worthy of a new home.
How long have you been in business?
Parent company GrandmaRae.com began doing business in 2002;
went online in 2007.
In August of 2011 the TEAtitudes division was launched to separate out the inspirational gifts from
the sewing gifts. October 2013 GrandmaRaeTeapotRescue was launched to separate out the Rescued
Teapots that were on the TEAtitudes site.
Why did you separate out your teapots from TEAtitude?
The teapots were becoming a bit of a distraction to the inspirational focus of
Why don't you have a Shopping Cart?
I made a decision a long time ago not to have a Shopping Cart. I'm an Old
School person who likes to
know her customers. Send me
your phone number and we'll chat. By the way, I am modern enough to accept
Where is your store?
I do not have a "Bricks & Mortar" store. I am online ONLY.
Also, I do not have a catalog. Sorry.
How did you suddenly have so many
Rescued Teapots to launch this website?
Once the decision to create this site was made, my husband and I went on
a 3 day Rescue Mission in southern New Jersey. A friend of mine who
lives in London and my friend Kitty who owned a Tea Shop hunt for Rescues as well.
Do you sell wholesale on this site?
Thank you for asking: No.
Every company or organization has a mission statement; it's the WHY of what they do
whenever they do.
Because I am aware of all the talents the Lord has given me and because I am grateful of all the blessings the Lord
has bestowed on me, my desire in having/running this business is to treat others the way the Lord has treated me;
in that I respect their requests, provide kind and courteous service and send them a product that reflects a level
of excellence given to me by the Lord. The Bible teaches me Do all things as unto the Lord. (Colossians 3:23)