Monday, July 5, 2010

Just add a bit of bling...

I have had many comments on the pretty pink cup and saucer in my header so I thought I would share with you the story how I come to have them.

I actually found 6 matching cups, saucers and plates in perfect condition (all wrapped individually in newspaper) in a cardboard box in the store room at our old farmhouse!  Boy, did my little heart miss a beat when I was unwrapping them and found there was a complete set.

This is where they live in their very un-glamorous state in everyday life - they fill the top shelf of a very old shabby dresser I have in my kitchen- dining room.


As you all probably realise by now I have a real soft spot for china - mainly pink and green with roses!

Today I have set out my pink cups on a mirror off my bathroom wall - I thought they could do with a bit of bling so I added a few pieces I had on hand.

I set two of the cups up on my mercury glass candle holders to add some height to the display.

I love the way everything is reflecting in the mirror.

A piece of pale pink chiffon certainly fits in well with all these gorgeous treasures.

Can you see my keyring with diamonds(?) in the shape of an 'S'?

I am on holidays from my 'real' job at school at the moment but I'm going into my sister's gift shop to 'play' with some displays tomorrow. I'll take my camera to get some happy snaps to share with you.



Vintage Linen Treasures said...

They're beautiful! My heart went pitter patter just looking at the pictures. I couldn't imagine what would happen if I found them like you did. You have them displayed beautifully! They look wonderful both in their glamorous AND unglamorous state!
Patricia :o)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love your pink teacups! they are so pretty.. and the photos are just lovely! my fave kindda teacups!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there lovely lady,

Oh my!~ This is just so delightfully pretty!..,

I love your elevations of the teacups on those lovely candlesticks, all so artfully arranged on a mirrored tray.~ The patterns of the pink motif teacups are beautiful as well!..., JUST EXQUISITE!

Thanks so much for once again joining in with the fun with, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland', my dear! ~ For joining in with the 'tea-lightful' fun of partaking with; 'Tuesday Tea for Two', 'Wednesday Tea For me And Thee', as well as for our, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', my dear bloggy friend!..,FUN!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ The Plumed Pen and also @ Silken Purse

Needles Everywhere said...

How beautiful, and what a great find. I like the way they are displayed on the shelf - and I REALLY like the mirror display. How talented you are!

Beth said...

What beautiful teacups! Were they left on your property by the previous owner? My goodness, such a treasure. Thanks for sharing. Love your shelving. I don't think it's "un-glamourous" at all!
Blessings and hugs, Beth

Anonymous said...

What lovely pink tea cups!! You were lucky to find such pretty things!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You do have such beautiful china and you have displayed it beautifully. I would never have thought to put a teacup on a candlestick, but I think it looks stunning. The cups filled with jewelry is another wonderful idea. Very pretty and creative. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Suzy,
What a wonderful surprise to unwrap such gorgeous teacups! I love the pink interiors! They are stunning sitting atop your pretty mercury glass candle sticks and the mirror just reflects everything so well. Lovin all your bling! Thanks for joining me for Tea Time and I wish you a wonderful day. Looking forward to your photos from your sister's shop.


Appleshoe said...

These are so lovely. Thank you for the back story. It's a treat to hear the personal histories of teacups. The mirror display is so lovely. Take care.

Snap said...

how lucky you are to find this wonderful set. thanks for sharing their story. everything is lovely.

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi :) What lovely photos you've shown us...I love your pretty rose teacups, the mercury glass candle holders, the bling and the mirror...Just beautiful!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous collection of tea cups and very artfully displayed. Well done.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

What a rare talent you have for photography! The tea set is beautiful and photographing it on a mirror was inspired! But I have to admit your mercury glass candlesticks are to die for. I love mercury glass, I don't have any yet but my heart jumps whenever I see it. Beautiful!
Tina xo

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: A woman after my own heart! Love tea cups and bling. Your are so pretty. What a great find. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

Your old dresser makes a perfect display for your set of pink and rose tea cups. I love that you "found" them waiting for you at your new home. How fabulous!
Thank you for sharing about this with us.

Creative Grammie said...

You have a large collection, it is displayed beautifully. I love the pink interior of the featured set. Your bling just as glam to your display.

Patti said...

What beautiful teacups...and what a beautiful way you photographed them. They are gorgeous all by themselves, but they are exquisite on the mirror, with the jewels and crystal, etc. (the bling!!)

What a lucky gal you are to have discovered them. I wonder who bought them and why they put them in the storeroom. Why pack away such beauty!?

Have a wonderful day,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a stunning tea setting you created with your bathroom mirror!!! And don't say that they look unglamorous where you normally keep them because i think your hutch is just charming and quite glamorous!!


Anonymous said...

Those tea cups are lovely! It is beautiful how the inside of each cup is that lovely tint of pink.
I'm a big bling fan too! I would have been dumbstruck with delight had I found them like that!

paperbutterfly said...

What a lovely welcome-to-your-new home gift.
Lovely artful.
They look at home in your cupboard or with the bling. They are very special.
Thank you for taking the time to join the fun.The ladies will be so glad you shared these special teacups and their history,
Blessings, Pam

Tami said...

Very pretty! Thanks for visiting my blog too.

parTea lady said...

Your roses china is beautiful. I really like the way you have it displayed in your old dresser. Your arrangement on the mirror is pretty too.

craftyles said...

The china is awesome. I love how you've displayed it on the mercury glass. What a great bonus when you moved into your house!

Unknown said...

Love your pink!

Heidi said...

Hi Suzy,
You have such pretty china, and a real knack for displaying them, even in their "everyday" place! I love the mirror and the keychain, too!
Sorry about the giveaway restrictions, I know it's not fair. But do you know what shippingfrom CA to your lovely country costs?? I could fly out and meet you for lunch for less!! Which is not a bad idea!
One day I'll have a special giveaway just for you girls in faraway lands. I do appreciate your loyalty in following my blog, it means a lot to me.
Have a great weekend.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Mary said...

You did a fantastic job of arranging everything, I love your dishes! Mary

Quiltpiecer said...

So beautiful! What a lovely display ... thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

Lovely pink and some can't get much better than that!!!

Marie Arden said...

Love the pink tea cups- it would fit in at my pink house too! Why do so many of us seek out pink tea cups (or in my case pink everything)?
Marie Arden Pink

Barbara said...

This display is so lovely. Each little thing looks just perfect together. I especially like your candleholders and how you used them.