April 21st, 2010

dean has simple pleasures

TEAPOT - please help!

Hi, everybody!

I need your help. Many years ago, I bought my mom this teapot for her birthday, and she said it was the best present she ever got. She used it all the time, and of course, on one of his rare visits to her house, my dad managed to break it. She's distraught. I tried to buy a replacement, but it looks like they're not sold in the U.S. anymore. I've scoured eBay, I've gone to all of the specialty tea and kitchenware shops I can find in NYC and Philadelphia, and I've had a three-month search run on Amazon Marketplace; I've come up empty. It's made by a German company (Jenaer), so I'm hoping any Europeans on my flist might have better luck. If you find this teapot, could you please let me know? I could pay you for buying it, shipping it, and your trouble through Paypal. Pleeeeeaaaaase.

But I don't want to ask for something without offering anything, so take a look at this utterly charming, short interview with Lee Pace for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. He's such a doof, and so self-deprecating, and clearly punchy as can be. So adorable.