Every now and then, I run across a teapot that has lost its lid, usually through breakage. Many of the teapots are very old and a replacement cannot be found. Such was the case with this sweet German teapot decorated with soft pink roses. It captured my heart and I just had to take it home. I thought about trying to find a similar lid, but decided it would serve another purpose without the effort—it would be perfect as a vase! A quick stop by the grocery store for a dozen roses and a search through my cabinets for some silk ivy was all that I needed for the project. I cut the roses so that they were just taller than the teapot, stripped the leaves, tucked in a couple of ivy sprays, added water and a beautiful centerpiece was ready for my tea table in just minutes. Beautiful, don’t you agree?