Former Tea Pot House
TEA POT COLLECTION MOVES TO BOYUP BROOK
See the most amazing collection of tea pots in Western Australia and possibly in the southern hemisphere.
Barlee and Robyn Jones collected tea pots until they took over their home almost entirely.
For many years the collection was housed at Dinninup but with the passing of Barlee Jones in March 2019, the collection has now moved
to Boyup Brook.
The collection has been taken on by Ray and Ruth Gorman and the collection is called the 'Quacking Frog Teapot Shed'.
You can find it at 18 Williams St, Boyup Brook W.A. They have a Facebook Page
where you can get more information.
Normal opening times are Thursday - Monday 10am - 4pm but during the Covid19 crisis it is best to call ahead to arrange
viewing. Ph. 0433 681 830
Entry is by gold coin donation and there is wheelchair access. Coffee and tea is available and groups (currently a maximum of 6 people) can
arrange a 'high tea' with enough prior notice.
Public toilets are also available on site.
A Tribute to Barlee.
We were photographing the old abandoned store at Dinninup when an old car pulled up and a man leaned out of the window and said 'Hello'. He asked if we had seen the 'Teapot House' and having no idea what he meant, we shook our heads.
'Follow me', he said, 'and I will show you.'
He drove off and we followed him a short distance up the road to a rather modest house with a sign outside that said, 'TEAPOT HOUSE, BARLEE & ROBYN JONES'.
This was our first introduction to Barlee.
Robyn gave us a cuppa and Barlee proceeded to tell us all about the amazing collection of tea pots that had taken over their home and their lives.
The collection was truly a thing of wonder but even better were the amazing stories Barlee told us as we wandered through the house.
He was a real 'bushie' and had all the charm and humour of someone who has lived a very full life and loves nothing more than to share his experiences with others.
We were lucky enough to visit and meet Barlee and Robyn a couple more times and it was always the same, a cuppa, some of Robyn's home made treats and wonderful stories.
Although we only met Barlee three times in total, he was the sort of person who leaves a real impression on you. One of nature's true gentlemen, who made the world
a better place, just by being in it.
Former Tea Pot House
(See the video below for a look at how the collection used to be housed).
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