If you were alive any time between the 17th and 19th Centuries and had the money ($$$) to buy tea you probably needed somewhere to lock it up from nosey guests and sticky-fingered servants. Enter the Tea Caddy. Crafted in a number of shapes and materials and lovingly displayed, it is the fruitwood tea caddy that has stolen my heart.
Tea Caddies made in the Shapes of Apples, Pears and Melons throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries. They were typically made of fruitwood (obviously).