There are a LOT of godawful teapots in the world. The quantity of ceramic wasted on replicating animals, vehicles, hats, cartoon characters and holidays figures in teapot form is offensive.

Do I need to be able to pour tea out of the nipples of a non-specific woodland creature? I submit that the answer is NO.

That being said, I love a well-designed teapot and look forward to the day when I’m able to move into a 4,000 square foot loft and install a room divider teapot display. I mean, how sexy is this thing, right?

We also seem to have developed a national obsession with Russian nesting dolls; I blame Pinterest. It was only a matter of time before one of the nesting doll enthusiasts collided with a teapot aficionado, resulting in the creation of The Ultimate Pinnable Object: the Saint Tea-tersburg tea set.

In the event that you or one of your loved ones are among the Russian nesting doll people, I humbly offer it for your approval.