But calling it short and stout seems a bit unkind when it's such a gorgeous shape!
I've been wanting a teapot for a while now - a bit odd really as I don't drink that much tea, certainly not ordinary black tea, though I like green tea and chamomile tea. But I like teapots! And I fancy knitting a tea-cosy. So I looked around for a small teapot, something a bit different. I looked at the Emma Bridgewater and Susie Watson websites, but although I can admire their retro, cheerful stuff (much as I admire Attic24, Curlew Country and similar blogs) it's not quite me. Really I'm more neutral. Dull, you might say! And then one day I dropped into the National Museum of Rural Life, my old employer, and there in the shop was The Teapot. Why I didn't think to look there before I have no idea - when I worked there I bought any number of gorgeous things in the shop with my staff discount.
So there it is - definitely pretty, but also very muted and neutral.