DIY Whimsical Teacup Chandelier


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"...


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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.  


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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. 


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Next, I decided to add some vintage silver spoons--just a couple.


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Then I draped some faux pearls here and there.  I secured them in several places by tying ribbon in between a few. 


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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? 


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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. 


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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! 


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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. 


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So here it is...


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If you read my blog, you've seen my jadeite but this time I combined it with Fire-King Primrose.


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Don't forget to pin it!


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32 comments:

  1. Very sweet! With all those dainty tea cups and your rabbit hanging low, it reminds me of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party! I know a lot of ladies who would be interested in this idea for their annual party and tablescapes! How fun!!!

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  2. Such a cute idea and it can be changed up so easily.

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  3. In your first picture the cup facing the camera is a pattern I think my great aunt had, my sister has set for 12 now in that pattern of hers

    That is really cute

    Happy Valentine's Day

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  4. I just love this! It has to be one of my most favorite of your many special projects! So creative.

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  5. Really cute Cecilia ... I can just see you being in a playful mood and having so much fun decorating your chandelier. Love the little rabbit creamer. Most of all, I love your kitchen table with the jadeite and your Fire-King Primrose. So creative and thank for sharing.


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  6. I see I'm not the only one who thought those candle holders from Ikea make great chargers. Your chandy is beautiful with some of your teacups hanging with the pearls and rabbit creamer. Delightful. I'm glad you shared your Fire King tablescape too!

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  7. Love your chandy Cecilia! It's fun, whimsical, and oh so pretty. The rabbit cream is very sweet.

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  8. Love, love, love it!! The details are beautiful!

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  9. Very Very Creative...Such a beautiful way to change the look of the chandy :)

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  10. Cecilia I absolutely love the whimsey of this. My daughter has a you tube channel where she makes videos and she calls it "The tea lady" well I had to show her your post. It was so perfect for her.

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  11. Cecilia,
    This is so cute!! What a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  12. Your chandelier is pure whimsy, Cecelia! And I love the charming tablescape, too!

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  13. Love it! In the words of Sia (who sang "Chandelier"):

    "1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink
    1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink
    1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 drink"

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  14. I am in love with your chandelier. Oh, how I wish I had a place to hang one.

    And, your tablecloth is lovely.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  15. Be still my heart... your chandelier is stunning, my friend! The pearls and tea cups are absolute perfection :)

    Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  16. Oh, goodness! The teacups are so fun and whimsical! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/02/the-sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty-monday-2.html Hope to see you again at Make it Pretty Monday! Have a happy week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  17. Love the teacup chandy. I'm crazy about the jadite combination-so pretty!

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  18. Love the teacup chandy. I'm crazy about the jadite combination-so pretty!

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  19. I absolutely ADORE this chandy Cecelia! If my daughter's room has space, I would totally do this for her - we are Alice in Wonderland fans and this just reminded me of that so much. Of course I had to make it a feature on Vintage Wednesday. http://bygonevintage.com/vintage-wednesday-linkup-party-11/

    Thanks for always sharing such great inspiration.

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  20. What a great repurpose! I love your creativity. I'd like to invite you to share some of your awesome projects at the Inspiration Thursday link party on my blog inthenewhouse.com. I hope to see you there!

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  21. What a sweet idea! I absolutely love the fire king set! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

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  22. So adorable! Love all your beads and baubles! And that sweet little bunny creamer,;-)

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  23. This is so cute!!! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

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  24. I love it! The tea cups and beads really dress up the chandelier. I love that you can change it up as the year goes along. The key is perfect too.

    So glad you joined us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are thrilled to have you. :)

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    1. Oh yes I did just pin this again because it's wonderful!!

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  25. I'm not sure if my comment went through...???

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  26. Try again. I ADORE your chandelier and am truly inspired. I am a bit late in visiting due to it being college finals week for me but I am so very happy you joined Thought of Home on Thursday and shared this delightful gem.

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  27. Oh my goodness, how fun and that bunny creamer is adorable. Pinned

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  28. SO whimsical and fun- I just love it! Thanks for linking this up to Talk of the Town!

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  29. Such a cute idea. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  30. love the whimsical chandy so cool and your breakfast table I just adore have a great weekend

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