Irish Teapots


My objects are two old Irish teapots. They were made in Ireland around 1850. One of them is tall and most of it is black but has gold accents on the top and on the sides. The other teapot is more rounded and it is light blue with simple gold flowers on it. The teapots came from Ireland when my great-great grandma immigrated to the United States. They must have been important to her or it had some value because it was one of the few items that she brought with her to the United States. The teapots have been passed down five generations to this day and I am the next in line to get them. Now they are sitting in a glass cabinet in my kitchen waiting to be taken out for a special occasion. Whenever I see the teapots,  they remind of being Irish. The teapots are a symbol of unity because they bring people together. Tea comforts people when they come in my house. I have memories of going to my grandma’s house and before she even says “hello” she offers me a cup of tea. The teapots remind me that my family history is a big part of me and my family will always make me feel better with a good cup of tea.

Place(s): Ireland
Year: 1850

– MI

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more