Monday, September 27, 2010

Where I display my Teacups

Hi Everyone! I didn't get a chance to set up a vignette as I usually do for Tea time here in blogland, so for this week I snapped some photos of areas in my home where I display my little teacup collection.

This vintage cabinet is where the bulk of my little collection is kept...here you can see some of my favorite rosey cups.... go ahead and click on any photo to enlarge it so you can see things much better :)



This is where I display my pretty Bavarian cup, on the fireplace mantle that is in our living room....



a couple of my cups are hung on this sweet wall hanger display in the kitchen...



I have 2 cups in my collection that are done in blue with pink roses, so these get displayed in my sewing room, which is done in the colors of blue and pink....this one resides in this sweet vintage wall cabinet...



And this one is displayed up on this charming shelf...



I also wanted to show you some great things I found at 2 of my local Goodwill stores....below is a 3 piece Silver-plated Tea set, plus another silver covered sugar....I'm trying to decide if I want to paint the 3 piece set or leave as is...what do you think?



Love this sweet scrolly white metal basket, and the real-looking rose bouquet....Gosh I LOVE Goodwill!!



And lastly, I wanted to show you this pillow that I created today, and is now available on Ebay :)

UPDATE: This pillow is now SOLD



Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me :)

I am participating with the following Tea Parties, so please be sure to visit these lovely hostesses and say hello :)

MARTHA and TERRI at TEACUP TUESDAY

WANDA LEE and PAM at TEA POT AND TEA THINGS TUESDAYS

LADY KATHERINE at LADY KATHERINE'S TEA PARLOR

SANDI at TEA TIME TUESDAY

33 comments:

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Brenda, I love all the nooks and crannies you have to display all your beautiful cups.
You really do have a wonderful GW, mine is nowhere are nice as yours. I have seen silver teapots turned into lamps and they are gorgeous. I would paint it, that is unless you love silver. Beautiful post, Char

Mari said...

HELLO SWEETIE....

I LOVE ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL TEA CUPS AND HOW YOU HAVE THEM DISPLAYED!!! I REALLY.REALLY HAVE TO SHOP WITH YOU...LOL YOU ALWAYS MANAGE TO FIND SUCH GREAT ITEMS.....HEEHEE!!! AND I SAY PAINT IT!!!

HULETS~XOX~MARI

Beth said...

You have many beautiful pieces of china - teapots, tea cups. I like your display areas and I really like your blog header too. Very nice vignette.

agypsyangel said...

You are such a wonderful decorator. I am trying to recreate vignettes like yours in my home. Hope your day is wonderful. Smiles, Kim

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Ok...that's a new one on me...painting silver tea service. I have never seen that done. I would be interested in seeing that done. You have beautiful teacups and wonderful displays! Btw, the photos of your kitties are precious!~Hugs,Patti

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Brenda..love your home! So romantic and pretty. Your tea cups look lovely and I would not paint the silver tea set..have a great week!

Hugs,
Wanda

Mariette said...

Dearest Brenda,

That was quite a tour of roses! Love the rose print you got on the mantle; very realistically done!
It must have been a fast sale on eBay as well... the pillow looked lovely, you are very talented!

Rainy greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Snap said...

Beautiful displays. Your teacups look so happy in their *homes*!! Happy Tea Day!

A Hopeful Heart said...

All your teacups are totally gorgeous, but I also have to say that I LOVE your battanburg lace shelf cover. (That IS battanburg, isn't it?). And that rose print above the mantel...beyond gorgeous!!!

Your pillow is beyond gorgeous as well. In my opinion, one can NEVER have too many decorative pillows. I would love to have one of yours...and one day, when the budget eases a bit, I will.

Finally, I'm for keeping the silver teaset as is. It's beautiful as is and doesn't need embellishment.

Hope football season is going well and that the team (Tigers, right?) is winning.

Blessings on your day, my friend.

Love,
Patti

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Patti: I love how you display your cups. I am so glad you showed us. I tend to just pile them in china cabinets, I need to get my act together. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, the pillow didn't last long! I love your house! I say paint the tea set. I painted a little covered creamer and then did jewels on the top and it sold immediately in my web store.

Carol

Terri said...

Hi Brenda,
Your tea cups are beautiful, all set up so pretty on your shelves. I see so many I would love to have too. Your rooms must be gorgeous as well.
And no wonder your pillow is sold, it is amazing!
thank you so much for sharing with us today. You are making us all drool!
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Brenda, you have a scrumptious teacup/teapot and china collection! I love how you have it all displayed. Love your silver tea service too. I wouldn't know whether to paint it or not because I love it both ways. I'm not surprised your darling pillow sold so quickly; it's a beauty! It's been a pleasure to visit you. Gorgeous photos! Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Brenda, what can I say.. I gasped at each photos you shared here and and I am awed with your beautiful display and collection of teacups! Love all your teacups! especially the Bavarian ones and Royal Ablert and I also spot a Myott Staffordshire teacup too! my fave! thanks for sharing.. and have a great day ahead!
xo
fitty

Dawn said...

What beautiful displays you have and they fit with the house perfectly *swoon*

Love Dawn xx

parTea lady said...

Your teacup displays are beautiful. You have such a wonderful, feminine style of decor. Your Goodwill finds are great.

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweet Brenda!
I was so exicited to stop by when I saw your pictures! Oh my, you have such an amazing way of displaying all your goodies! I am loving it all! You have some gorgeous tea cups!

Hmmm...on that silver...I have both, painted and silver. I guess it would depend on your plans with them.

Happy Tea!
Lorena

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Brenda, all your areas are so lovely and so much attention is paid to the details. Just totally charming!

Hope your week is blessed.

Barb ♥

Beth said...

I am so impressed with the way you display all of your teacups. I just have mine in a cabinet my husband got for me a number of years ago... to hold my ever growing tea cup and teapot collection.. I have pretty much out grown it too. Time to re think how I have them displayed.

Marie said...

Bonjour Brenda - Your vintage cabinet is just the perfect space for your gorgeous teacup collection. And that pink floral pillow is so pretty!!!
-marie

David & Kelsie's Country Home said...

Your displays are just delightful...I love your plate/cup hanger in the kitchen...So pretty.

Thank you for sharing all your treasures with us.

Kelsie

Dazie said...

Wow sooooo beautiful every corner of your home is filled with gorgeousness I love all the tea cups and how you have them displayed!

Dazie
x

Princesa Nadie said...

Your house is a lovely place!
Visiting you is really a nice moment for me
Hugs

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Oh Brenda!!
May I come for a visit?!! I just love everything you have on display! Pinks, roses, scrolly things, white furniture, pretty blues......everything loverly thing!!! The cushion is gorgeous too!!! Now I know what to do with the little round doilies with the linen centres!!!! Brilliant!!!
I hope you have an exquisite day!!! Warm hugs, Laura

Trisha said...

Your home is darling and it looks like a cozy one too! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

~Trisha

Bella said...

Love all your little display areas. It's wonderful to look around and see beautiful things you love. :)

Carolyn said...

Wow! You have wonderful displays of beautiful tea things.
I love your silver tea set the way it is but am curious on how it would look if you painted it.
Love the pillow you made too.

Carolyn

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Brenda, I've been doing a lot of thinking about you lately and I'll fill you in later. Your displays of everything rosy in your home is so pretty and I can see why the pillow went fast.... it's simply gorgeous! I say paint the tea set because it would go so much better with your style of decorating.

Sending Hugs*

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

LOVE your decor, Brenda! And I spy a handvase in that first pic, too (I collect spare body parts, too!).

The pillow you made is beautiful! I can see why it sold so quickly.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Brenda...

Your tea things are wonderful...and all that white and pink...I LOVE it...too bad you can't come over to my home and help me decorate :) I've been thinking of a similar way to display my tea things...with some lovely lace to drap over the shelves, too :) :) Very nice.... :) :) You always do such a great job with decorating. Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

paperbutterfly said...

Your home looks like it belongs in a wonderful decorating magazine.
Your placement of each item shows how dear they are to you.
Thank you for sharing your warm home.
Blessings, Pam

stefanie said...

gorgeous!!!

Home and Heart said...

Your home is the stuff dreams are made of!!!

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