Our local knit/crochet group sometimes meets at member's homes. The dear host of one of our recent meetings had something that I'd never seen before. It was a teapot warmer. It was glass and held a tea light candle, the teapot sat on top, and it kept the teapot warm. What a great idea! I instantly knew I wanted one and planned to keep my eye out at antique stores and yard sales to see if I could find one.
It turns out that they aren't as rare as I'd thought. I'd just never seen them before. Since then, I saw some at Teavana. They were a bit pricey. But, last week, I saw a nice one at World Market and the price was a lot better. I didn't get it that day but decided that I definitely wanted it after thinking about it that night and reading great reviews about it online. However, before I had a chance to get it, my sweet daughter surprised me with it for my birthday! She made a pot of tea, placed a candle in the warmer and surprised me at breakfast. She also gave me a cute card that she had made. We enjoyed hot tea and fresh, homemade granola. What a great way to start my birthday!
I already had this teapot and it fits great on the warmer.
The warmer is cast iron. The top lifts off to place the candle inside and for lighting it.
The top is textured so it's not slippery and the teapot sits securely on top.
It works great! The tea stays steaming hot to the very last cup.
It's been getting a lot of use. I love it!