Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Different Uses for Tea Cups


I freely admit that I'm a compulsive tea cup collector...especially ones that 
don't match - all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors.  I saw a documentary 
once that Jacky Chan the martial arts comedian has a collection too.  And
why not indeed?  Other than being able to have Mad Hatter or Alice in 
Wonderland themed tea parties, one can actually do a lot in the way of
decor with a teacup.

I love the miniature bouquet above in this tea cup set.


Larger flowers all of the same kind will do just as well.



Ever thought of serving cupcakes in tea cups? 


Making a miniature house in a tea cup?  
Now this takes skill!  Amazing isn't it? 


A tea cup can also serve as a great candle.


Stack them up as a miniature shelf for small 
things or to serve chocolates and sweets on.



This isn't exactly a tea cup but a tea cup 
made of yarn is certainly creative.



If you love platter ware and tea sets, this Wedgewood
book is a really great book to check out.  Available
through Amazon.

So if you have a collection of tea cups or occasionally
have the urge to buy one at a flea market, discount store,
or stores like Anthropologie - you should!  There's so much
you can do with tea cups.  Put candy in them, your change,
beads or other little things in...the list goes on.

Photos from Domino Magazine, Asmallworld.ca, 
Morguefile.com, ACupofGlee.blogspot, and Flickr LoveItaly.

18 comments:

Bela said...

Hi Karen! I also love tea cups for the simple use of drinking tea up to using them as vases and bonbonière. Have a small collection indeed! Adorable post! Brazilian hugs, Bela.

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

WOW! What a fun post! The pictures are gorgeous - teacups make excellent models. We also have a fun collection of cups and saucers, and after reading this post I think we might try some of these fun ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!
-Dovecote Decor

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely ideas!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Cute ideas!

Hugs
Charo

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

love those ideas! especially serving a cupcake in a teapcup:) as a big cupcake lover that just makes me smile! I may have to check out that book also, it looks amazing...

Jane (aka the girl in the brick house) said...

Gorgeous - love the pansies!

food.overture said...

how lovely! by the way, do you happen to remember the name of that jackie chan documentary? i'd love to watch it too...

SPLENDEROSA said...

I love the cupcake in the cup. Wonderful ideas, all of them. And, I love vintage or antique dishes, especially old beautiful bone china. xx's

Jeanne said...

Karen, I laugh, I went to an antique show earlier in the week..more treasure than antiques and saw the most beautiful tea cups. I thought I couldn't possibly buy one more, I have too many....I now think otherwise :)

Thank you!!

Jeanne

Hello Lover... said...

Love the image with the rununculas and that dessert looks amazing!

Mike said...

I always look to balence tea cups on my head. I just find it fun.

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