Let’s travel to Britain this week, shall we?
After the roaring success and warm reception of last year’s inaugural event, I am so excited to bring it back and offer just as much British-inspired content for TSLL readers to enjoy.
As many of you already know, TSLL has held a French Week for the past four years (and it will continue this August – the second full week), and now TSLL’s British Week is another week not to miss if you are a fan of all things British.
I have viewed more British cosy mysteries during our recent time of confinement, watched Monty Don and crew in the BBC’s Gardeners’ World with studious attention more avidly than any other program as of late and explored my new found affection for gardening with great enjoyment all furthering the evidence that Britain has my affection.
Of course there is much more to Britain and the British culture than what I have shared above, but that is why I am certain there will be many more TSLL British Weeks to enjoy. We are only getting started, and started we shall with a giveaway to begin the week!
But quickly, for any new-comer to TSLL, what can you expect over the next seven days here on the blog?
- Two British-inspired posts each day
- Four giveaways
- All products of Britain
- Two open to all readers (including the one shared below in this post)
- One exclusively for weekly newsletter subscribers
- One exclusively for ad-free subscribers
Now to the first giveaway.
No, Norman is not the giveaway!! Silly, silly. 😉 Nor is that chair. I do adore it. How about a classic from Britain – a Brown Betty Teapot!
Since 1695, the Brown Betty teapot refers to the classic and trusted non-drip spout that is made of red Etruria Marl clay, sports a transparent or dark brown Rockingham glaze and a familiar portly body. By “1926 the Staffordshire pottery industry was making approximately half a million Brown Betty teapots per week. Despite this, surprisingly little is known about the object itself or its early history and design development. This affordable, utilitarian and unpretentious object has largely gone unnoticed, disappearing into the fabric of everyday life.”
If you are a fan of British television, old and new, look closely in the background or at the details of the set. Likely, you will see a Brown Betty teapot being used. It was recently as I have been rewatching Madame Secretary starring Tea Leoni that I noticed even in this American series, a Brown Betty teapot was used. To say I didn’t offer a bit of a giddy grin upon its recognition would be a lie. 🙂
In the twenty-first century, Brown Betty teapots are made by Cauldon Ceramics, and now offer a cobalt color as seen below with the one I welcomed into my daily routine as this year began. I have not looked back, and as soon as I found it to be truly a non-drip teapot, I was smitten and a devout fan.
Upon my “testing” and overwhelming approval (not that they need my approval) of the Brown Betty teapot, I knew I wanted to offer it as a giveaway during this year’s British Week. And now the time has arrived.
For one lucky TSLL reader, you have the opportunity to welcome into your home your own Brown Betty teapot. If you are the winner you will be able to choose from Brown or Cobalt and choose from the classic style in a 1,2,4, or 6 cup size. My teapot is a 4-cup teapot, and I regularly enjoy 2-3 cups each time without filling the teapot up entirely with hot water.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Open to all readers, international readers as well
- Leave a comment on this post, including your color and size preference.
- Enter by Saturday May 23 at noon (Pacific time).
- Stop by Sunday May 24 to see if you are the lucky winner
- If you do not email me to collect your giveaway by Tuesday May 26th, the prize will go to another lucky entrant.
- For an extra entry:
- I would like to invite you to share a captured moment of your own enjoyment of a cuppa and share on Instagram.
- Simply tag @thesimplyluxuriouslife, and include in your caption “Sitting down to enjoy a cuppa and looking forward to TSLL’s Annual British Week #tsllbritishweek !”, and I will be sure to share on my IG stories as we enjoy this year’s annual British Week.
- You are welcome to copy verbatim what I have quoted above or write your own text with the necessary tags (the tags will make sure I see your post and enter you into the giveaway).
- Don’t want to wait? Buy your own teapot here from Cauldron Ceramics.
Have a look below at more images of my own Brown Betty in use. It has been quite busy. 🙂
~Be sure to continue enjoying British Week with today’s second posting: 18 Ways to Enjoy a Good Cuppa
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