Thrift Store Yard Art: Teacup Tower

Happy Wednesday Friends! How do you like my teacup tower? By combining thrifted finds, I made it for less than $5--$4.25 to be exact! Gather your thrifted goodies, craft glue and a little imagination...

Thrift Store Yard: Teacup Tower Find teacups from yard sales and thrift stores to create a tower of teacups!

You know I am a confessed dish-aholic! Since my cupboards runneth over inside, I started using pretty little china plates outside.  You may remember, I like to use them as a border for my miniature roses. 

Thrift Store Yard: Teacup Tower Thrift store plates for pretty garden borders

When I came across this teapot and matching teacup sets at my weekly .25 sale, I was inspired to add a whimsical little sculpture between two of the rose bushes. The large bowl  I used at the base was a  $2 yard sale find.  I played around with the arrangement a little and glued it in sections, allowing several hours for drying, before adding more pieces. 

Thrift Store Yard: Teacup Tower Create a teacup tower with craft glue and yard sale and thrift store dishes

The little birdie is from a previous .25 sale and I already had the chandelier crystal I placed in the teapot's spout.  The glass marbles were a yard sale freebie from two sweet teachers who had a sale last weekend :)

Thrift Store Yard: Teacup Tower Create a teacup tower with yard sale and thrift store dishes

Here you can see the finished results and its place between the china bordered roses.  Have you repurposed any thrifted treasures lately? 


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  1. I love to use plates in my garden too. I've made plate flowers to put in my garden. Your garden looks great!

  2. A very cute sculpture, Cecilia! I love how the blues pop, and I'm crazy for the birdie on top! Subscribing now to receive your posts! ~Ann
    Tarnished Royalty

  3. I'm a dish-aholic too, but haven't yet found the courage to use my dishes for projects or in the garden :-); but seeing how pretty yours look and add so much charm, I might give it a try!

  4. I'm loving this. So so cute.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

  5. Now your birds will be wanting treats. Really cute display.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Another lover of dishes here! Super cute Cecilia! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  7. I love your tower of china! Very elegant and one of a kind in a garden. I'm a dishaholic too!

  8. More charm for your lovely garden! Thanks for sharing with us at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

  9. A sweet addition to your garden, the little birdie is adorable.


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