Posted by: Leah | February 18, 2007


This week’s Photo hunt theme is Antique

These are my husband’s grandma’s vases and tea caddy. She gave it to him a long time ago. She has left earth in 1999 at the age of 92. I am not sure how she got them , they look antique so I’m posting them today. I looked up on tea caddy and found out that the term “tea caddy” emerged in the late 1700s. The word “caddy” evolved from the … Penwork on wood with crossbandings of tulipwood and “Indian” floral.
The tea caddy and the vases are metal , goldish color.

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  1. wow! great photos of the tea caddy…I never knew they even existed! very cool! thanks for visiting my photo tonight

  2. That looks really beautiful and valuable Leah. What a wonderful thing to pass on to the next generation.

  3. Those are beautiful pieces Leah! They look like they should be in a museum… speaking of, don’t go to the R.O.M. until they finish building the crystal. Most of the exhibits are closed right now. I think the new crystal will open this summer. Plus they don’t have free Fridays after 4:30 anymore… but you only have to pay $5 (fri 4:30-9:30). Anyways, Happy hunting!

  4. Oh and Kung Hei Fat Choi / Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  5. really antic,Leah.tea what do you put in there?red tea or green tea?

    Enjoy the weekend 🙂

  6. What a cool antique! I love it 🙂

  7. They look precious…. Pero dapat mga gold or bronze din other displays na house mo or dapat you’ll display them in a very beautiful cabinet made of dark colored wood.

  8. Beautiful! The tea caddy is gorgeous!! Right up my alley!

  9. These are gorgeous, such beautiful etched patterns obviously done by a really talented artist. They do look very, very old.

  10. They’re gorgeous! have you had it valued yet? I’m sure they’re a treasure/ heirloom you don’t want to part with 🙂

  11. Perfect choice for The Hunt. Amazing the skillful etching on the caddy. Lovely.

  12. i am not into antiques but this jar is amazing, it reminds me of my lola who loves collecting potteries with flowers/leaf designs. i think you should put them on a glass-shielded cabinet to preserve them even more.

  13. wow, that’s real antique. I’m sure it would be worth some bucks 🙂

  14. wow leah this is so beautiful. hmmm, i wonder how it costs now.

  15. wow…cool pieces Leah. Looks really valuable ha 🙂

  16. Hi Leah. Those are beautiful pieces. I like the nice floral design on them. Thank you for sharing them. Have a great week ahead.

  17. I think that’s already a priceless item nowadays.

  18. wow! antique… I love that!

  19. wow, a rare jewel! ever thought of appraising it? bet that’s priceless!

  20. Rare and priceless beauties!

  21. It’s amazing you had an antique like that. 1700’s is quite old. I wouldn’t be surprised of it’s Indian origins since India is one of the major source of tea at that time. Nice piece!

  22. wow is the word – lovely lovely and just plain lovely.

  23. i love you tea caddy, tea caddies now come in wooden boxes

  24. love antiques too ! they are a real gem 😉 !

  25. An heirloom that can be very when sold at Ebay. Are you not going to sell yours? 😀

  26. wow! heirloom! they look very elgant and yes, expensive. definitely something to pass on to the next generation.

  27. Wow oh wow! I wonder what metal they’re made of? Copper? brass? They don’t tarnish? Or did they come with maintenance instructions? Certainly, you will keep them in the family even if because you blogged about them antique shops cue up to buy them?!

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