Thursday, April 3, 2014

Trash or Treasures and Tea

Ah, the letter "T"! There are so many wonderful tea times I could talk about. I love tea. I love tea parties and I love all things about tea. I have a huge collection of teapots and tea cups. I need more space to display all these pretties! So here I am talking about trash and treasure! You know they say "One mans trash is another mans treasure". I admire those who can take something someone else who throw away and revitalize it! I saw a blogger mom take an old coffee table and turn it into an art station for her kids. I am not the craftiest girl but a few years ago I took some Dollar store candle holders and glued recycled glass jars to them and spray painted the candle holders and the jar lids in matching colors for pedestal candy jars at Easter:
My jars were not as fancy as these from google images because I did not add the knobs on top but it was a fun project with a few items that would otherwise have ended up in the trash! My sister inherited a Christmas tree made from a recycled frame and broken jewelry. My late Aunt Ang made it from all the costume jewelry pieces that no longer had an earring mate or a brooch or pin that broke. She added lights to the back so you could plug it in and have your shiny tree lite up.

Here is an example I found on google images.
I need a new hat! So I can celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style! We can watch it on T.V. so here is my first choice and it is also competing with this one:
And one more:
Now for  little tea with the sweet Easter teapot I purchased at the thrift store:
The Easter Bunny Teapot was $3 with the cute little tray. It is stamped on the bottom 1994!
I need to redo my cabinet so I can have all the Easter treats upfront!
Rebekah bought me the little white elephant teapot! Isn't it just precious? Now I hope while you are having your tea you will visit Ms. Jenny and everyone who participates in Aphabe Thursday!


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love those little jars- and your sweet little teapots! I always admire people who can turn 'trash to treasure'. You are going to look very stylish at the derby! Hope your weekend is lovely. xo Karen

Denise said...

I love the jars, hats, and teapots.

Tete said...

I love those little jars! I need to hit a thrift store...going through withdrawl here. Hope you have a great weekend! Love the teapot.

Mevely317 said...

OK, I'll arm-wrestle you for that pink and orange hat! :) When I used to belong to the Red Hat Society they'd refer to one's demeanor(?) as "hat-itude"! Isn't that cute?

I love the candle holder/jar creations. Were I to attempt something like that, it would probably wind up as a part of the 'epic fail' collections featured on ViralNova every now and then. Have you seen those? Hysterical!

Intense Guy said...

I vote for the big orange hat! Wow! That's a eyeful!