In 2004-05 when I was a Sandy Clough tea lady, I came across a teapot-shaped purse online. They are definitely novelty/conversation purses, because no matter when or where they're carried they always evoke comments from people, which, of course, back in the Sandy Clough tea lady days, was the perfect opportunity to tell people about my tea business and hand them a business card.
The saying goes, "if you like it buy it in every color," and I did! The purse has two detachable handles - short and shoulder length, and closes with a magnetic teabag tag.
I don't carry the purses as much as I used to, but when I do they are fun, and convey the message that I'm a tea lover!
Hot Pink and Silver
Neon Green and Sky Blue
Gold and Red
Red Hat Ladies used to love the red purses, and my friend sold several in her tearoom boutique.