Tag Archive | "Ostindia"

Meet my fake teapot

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


And now, for the lovely English Mum, and anyone else with a passionate interest in teapots/scams/the concept of caveat emptor, I present a series of photos of my dodgy teapot, contrasted with the genuine article. Prepare to be (mildly) outraged. And now, some photos of the genuine article. These are close-ups of a coffee pot […]

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Storm in a teapot

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


For all those of you sweet enough to worry long into the night (don’t deny it, I know you have) over my Swedish Teapot Situation, here’s an update. Tradera, the Swedish version of eBay, sent me a very pleasant email, sympathising with my situation and suggesting that I contact the seller. Doh! As I had […]

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Swedes not so sweet

Friday, January 27, 2012


I’m a bit shocked this morning. I’m having an ongoing cyber-row with a Swedish lady I’ve never even met. And it’s getting quite nasty. It’s all because I’ve developed a new hobby, buying our favourite china, Ostindia by Rorstrand, on eBay. Ostindia is a pretty Swedish blue and white floral patterned dinner service, with a […]

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