Thursday, March 26, 2009

cardinal teapot

(teapot by Gary Rith)

A Cardinal walks into a pharmacy and buys a chapstick. The clerk asks: "will that be cash or charge?" and the Cardinal replies: "just put it on my bill". HAR!

So as I said last week, and it is still true, Cardinals have been following me around this winter and esp. this spring. I am working and look out the window: cardinals. Washing the dishes and glance outside? Cardinals. Walking the dog along the river, cardinals, over at the playground: CARDINALS! If you know what a northern winter and spring is like, grey and brown, you LOVE that flash of red! Esp. when he has his orangey missus with him, and some of his friends too.
The bird on this teapot is, shall we say, inspired by cardinals.

I got a new pillow at Target yesterday and let's just say I am in love. Its this big fluffy thing, curvy and soft in all the right places, yet firm where it should be. I held it close alll night long. Then dreamt I went to the beach. :)


Giggles said...

What a happy the post..Funny cardinal joke. New pillows are good!! The cardinal makes me smile...even giggle!

Hugs Giggles

Jeannette St.G. said...

Hey you went to lavender - my favorite color!! I love the yellow teapot. Interestingly, today I bought a new tea kettle:)

Gordo said...

That's on happy teapot. :-)

I hate pillow shopping. There are too many choices and you never really know whether it's right until you've slept on it.

denis said...

gordo, do like me and keep it simple: DON'T SLEEP WITH A PILLOW.

kim said...

The glaze is "jade". Its very Chinese.

fiwa said...

Yes, Dr. Gary, I have always wanted a monkey. How did you know?

I love birds. We don't get cardinals here, so I have to content myself with robins and blue jays for color. I do have a wren nesting in a bird house I just put up outside my patio door - and I'm as proud as a new parent. ;)

Dreams of beaches - that's much better than your usual fare.

Oh - and thank you for the stew & soup recommendation. He does like chili, I could probably hide a lot of veggies in that. He's already complaining about the salads, so hide is the key word.
Have a wonderful day!

Lynda said...

Love the cardinal - looks so cheery :)

g said...

I miss cardinals - we don't have them out here in California.

My husband likes to hug a pillow - we call it his huggy pillow. After I wake up in the morning, he sometimes steals my pillow to hug it. He says it smells like me.

Is that goofy or what?

Hilary said...

Those cardinals are singing their little red heads off atop just about every tree this spring. There also seems to be far more robins than I remember from past years too.

Cute likeness on that teapot. :)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...


kate et jim said...

Ok - so let's hear more about this it foam? or fiber, or Down, or what? I can't seem to find a pillow worth sleeping on for more than a week. And I do need a pillow - can't sleep without one.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Target: the hypo allergenic one, on sale this week!

Dez said...

I LOVE the cardinal tea pot!
Is the cardinal red, but just shows brown?
It's so hard to find a good pillow! Any suggestions?