The Dogwood is a common tree in my part of the world, even though its numbers are declining due to a fungus. It is a lovey, small tree, with pink or white blossoms, and red berries that birds flock to feast on. (I recall seeing a flock of robins get a little drunk on fermenting berries, some years ago.)
This teapot set has four parts: the pot (tree trunk), lid (bird nest), cup (blossom) and saucer (leaf). Everything is made of cotton threads, plus the nest has some yarns. The egg in the nest is hollow and also made of stitched cotton threads. The base of the pot has tree rings. The handle of the pot is a “broken” twig.
Permanent Collection of Wichita (Kansas) Center for the Arts