For those readers who don’t live in Australia, or watch the news, Queensland is currently undergoing a terrible natural disaster. There is widespread flooding, leaving a trail of destruction of homes, belongings and cars- and worst of all causing there to be numerous missing people and deaths. It is hard to imagine this sort of terror happening in one’s own country, if in the world at all and what those people are going through we can only guess at.
Luckily, Australians seem to stick together in times of crisis. We saw this through the Victorian bushfires, and we see this again with the outpouring of support and fundraisers at this current time. One such fundraiser is from the blog of Zinnia Pea who is selling a Jane Austen tea pot via auction to raise money for those in strife, the money of which will then be donated to the Queensland Government’s Flood Relief Appeal.
Firstly, the teapot is gorgeous. Saying the most famous, and one of our favourite lines, on one side, with a daisy-chain style at the top and “Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen” on the other side (more pictures via blog link) it’s just lovely. Unfortunately, bidding is only open to Australian’s (but that’s understandable). Zinnia Pea is from Adelaide Hills in SA, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to talk about an Australian issue on this blog.
The teapot is the size of two cups of tea (426ml) and is the perfect addition to anyone’s collection, particularly when bidding only starts at $30 and you don’t have to pay the packaging fee. Bidding is open until 20th of this month- and you can bid by leaving a comment on the post. Go and bid- I’m just about to!
If you have any other ideas on how to fundraise for the Queensland Floods, particularly if you’re going to use Pride and Prejudice goods/etc then definitely let me know either in a comment or by emailing me. Also, send ZinniaPea some love- you can follow @zinniapea to tell of your gratitude!