I was given this teapot as a gift, and I love it. I wish I could use it more often, but I usually have to ask Tim for his help because it's so hefty. The plus is that it gets warm from the hot water and helps keep the tea hot. Especially if you have a warmer (one of those that you can put a candle in) which I don't.
Butterflies are symbolic of many things in many different cultures, but they have come to symbolize positive change, metamorphosis and "becoming" to me. They're also known to be a symbol of chronic illness.
These sugar cubes are yuuumy, and fun to grab with my silver tongs. The nieces love playing with them, and grabbing way too many sugars. I got them from Teavana at first, and then found them much more cheaply from an Asian supply store- they just come in a rather large number, so you have to have space to keep them.
This teacup is another gifted from my Aunt Kathy, and I'm very fond of it. It's delicate and thin, which makes it really nice and light, and easy to feel heat through. So it's soothing when I have sore and painful hands and fingers.