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The giant 'teapot shed' that became a French cafe

The teapot shed is now a cafe in France. Credit: Tea in the Teapot

A giant green teapot made in the Scottish Borders is now operating as a cafe in France... and will be the scene of a charity event next month.

The quirky structure was made by Borders-based artist Ian Hunter, who sold it to Tina Sharp for £10,000.

It was originally designed as a shed to dry wood, but in 2015 Tina turned it into a quaint British teashop and moved it to the Mid-Pyrenees.

The teapot shed as it was originally designed. Credit: Tea in the Teapot

On Sunday 8 October, an 'Alice in Wonderland' themed tea party will take place at the giant teapot, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and L'Association Dominique.

It's also to celebrate the creation of a quirky new addition - a huge knitted tea cosy.