Hi there, Friends! I know many of you treasure teacups as much as I do. After a recent revamp of my china cabinet, it became obvious just how many of the little lovelies I own! During the holidays, my ornament chandelier has become one of my favorite annual decorations. Since I believe in celebrating the ordinary, I decided to put my teacups to use and dress up my chandelier "just because"...
This was fun! To attach the teacups, I used the same sheer ribbon I use for the ornaments during the Christmas season. I was careful to double knot it, both when I tied it to the cups and then to the chandy. I started with the excess china teacups I had removed from the china cabinet project. They're the vintage cream and gold Noritake ones. Then, since I currently have red transferware place settings, I added some matching English transferware cups from my thrifted collection. They are surprisingly quite a bit heavier than the china, so I only used two of them.
Did you notice the tiny bunny creamer in the center? He was also a thrift store find. I love bunnies and he's so sweet, especially with spring approaching.
Next, I decided to add some vintage silver spoons--just a couple.
Then I draped some faux pearls here and there. I secured them in several places by tying ribbon in between a few.
With one more nod to whimsy, I added a key. One of my readers once asked the significance, as there is frequently a key in my photos. It started with the photo I use in my shop banner for Secret Garden Herbs and now I use the symbol in both of my Etsy shops. So why not on the chandelier?
Last, I hung two crystals on opposite sides of the pearls. I collected these from a vintage lamp and they match those already hanging on the chandelier.
Here's another view of the full chandelier. With all of the different angles, you've had a tour of my living and dining rooms today. I've really enjoyed dressing up my chandy--hope it made you smile!
Before I go, remember this pretty tablecloth I featured a few weeks ago? At the time, I promised to share it on my breakfast table and though I arranged the table, I realized rather last minute that I forgot to blog about it before Valentine's Day.
So here it is...
If you read my blog, you've seen my jadeite but this time I combined it with Fire-King Primrose.
Don't forget to pin it!
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