Wednesday, February 2, 2022


 I love this sweet little teapot that I
am sharing with you today.

And it was not made in China so
that's saying something because it
was made in the good old USA.

I first saw a picture of this teapot
in a book years ago.  A darling book
came out by a Christian writer, Patsy Clairmont. 

  I had ordered some of 
these books to sell at my shop (back 
in the day) and one of the  chapters 
was a sweet story and sentiment regarding
 these teapots.  Having written over 35
books, Patsy is still a popular
speaker now at age 76.

  So years ago, I gave a friend the book for her birthday. When my birthday rolled around, she gave me the teapot pictured
in the book which is the one I am
sharing about today.

I later found one of these teapots for my friend.  In fact, over the years I have bought several others and some that were very inexpensive because they were chipped or
not perfect so they have found a place
out in the garden.

So today since it was snowing, I decided to bake some scones that I have featured
before numerous times over the years:

Lemon Cream Cheese Scones:

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour,  1/4 cup sugar,
 2 Tb grated lemon peel, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/3 cup cold butter diced, 4 oz of cold cream cheese diced, 1 egg, 1/3 cup buttermilk, and I add 1/4 cup lemon extract to make for an ULTRA lemony taste.

 lemon juice to brush on scones and
sugar to sprinkle on top - before baking

400 degree oven using a 2 1/2" scone cutter
with the dough rolled out at least 5/8" thick

Bake for 12 minutes convection or
16+ regular oven

You have probably baked scones and
it is your usual procedure here:  dry ingredients mixed first, then wet items added and then cut in butter and cream cheese

So this is also a bit of a tribute to my friend who made sure life was full of adventure and fun and always lived her gift of giving.

Kathilee Champlin               
 November 1, 1952 -
June 9,  2012


Anonymous said...

You have a charming tea pot and your table settings always look so inviting. I bet the scones are delicious too! The photo of your friend captures her delightful smile and sparkle. Happy February, V.

Daniela said...

Dear Bernideen,
It's always such a delight to come and visit you here!
I also love Winter to bake!
Sending hugs and more hugs to you
Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

Lynn said...

What a fun little teapot. I like the boy and the girl on it they're really cute. It was lovely of you to make such a beautiful post with this bad weather. I suppose you have ice by now we're waiting on 8 in of snow. I can say I will be glad when winter is over. I do enjoy looking at these pictures again later today and that's a lovely tribute to your friend. She look like a beautiful smiling lady.

Phoebes World said...

You got me at Lemon.... I must try this recipe..

Love the teapot...infact the whole teaset is very pretty

Thank you for posting x

Deanna Rabe said...

What a beautiful friendship.

I love scones and anything with lemon. Do you really add a 1/4 cup of lemon extract?

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved reading the memories in today’s post. The teapot is absolutely darling and I love the exchange of teapots. Your friend looks like she was a beautiful soul. The lemon cream cheese scones sound delightful!

Deanna said...

Lovely post! A treat visiting your corner of the world.
I have never made scones. My hubby has. I think I should at least try.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, I love Patsy Clairmont and I do have that same book! It is one of my favorites...and I love her story of the "Twin Pots"...and now your story that is similar with your friend. I am sad to see that your dear friend left this life much too soon. But what sweet memories you have with her! Thank you for sharing this with us today...I just pulled out my book and re-read the story, and now I wish I could find this tea pot somewhere and then find another to share with a friend. What a sweet sweet story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Ginger Shaffer said...

Your scones look really great! All of your pictures are so beautiful and I can just imagine being a part of one of your wonderful teas that you create! I love the Patsy Clairmont book, I have a copy! Your teapot is so very cute! and the picture of your friend is just wonderful! A true kindred spirit!

Carolyn said...

I love the sweet story behind your charming teapot.
The scones sound delicious as does the cake in
your previous post.
We are getting a lot of snow here this winter
making spring seem a long way off but I know
it will come.
Take care

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen: Those scones look so good. I love scones but have only made one recipe using pomegranate seeds. I have been dying for something lemon so will have to try these. What a darling t-pot. You have such a great collection and I love the story that goes along with it. Your friend was beautiful and I love the hat and the gloves..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy