Monday, February 27, 2017

A Gift and a Purchase

In my last post I promised to show you what was inside the cute box that was at my place setting at the Northville Historical Society's Afternoon Tea on Feb. 18th. So here it is... a purse size teabag holder made from an mailing envelope pattern and stiffened fabric.  

Also miniature Polish pottery teacups and a pitcher.  Aren't they cute?  Thanks, Laura!

I also said I'd show you what I purchased at Mill Race J.M. Mead General Store.

Had I not attended Detroit Institute of Art's Chocolate, Tea, and Coffee Exhibition last December 2nd, I never would have known what the Parisian Hot Chocolate Pot was, but I watched a video of it being demonstrated, so as soon as I saw it in the store I knew what it was, and that I was interested in purchasing it, if the price was right - at $28 it was.

Its official name is a Pillivuyt Louis XVIII White Porcelain French Chocolate Pot which holds 29 oz. of hot chocolate.

Original pots were made of expensive metals and only owned by the wealthy.  The wooden molinet [center of pot] is rolled between two hands to create a swirling motion inside the pot that emulsifies the milk and melted chocolate, and makes it frothy.

Picture of the backstamp on the pot below.  Pillivuyt Porcelaine was founded by the Pillivuyt family in France in 1818.  The company is now employee owned and operated.

When I got home I went online to research on my new treasure, and discovered I really did have a treasure.  They range from $292 new to $95 on Etsy used.  Needless to say, I was quite happy with my purchase!


  1. Very nice gift! The tiny blue and white pieces will go well with your collection. And it's a good thing you knew what the chocolate pot was, your knowledge led to a great find!

  2. Enjoy your gifts.


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