Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Re-decorating tea time
I have lots of housework done although still a little more to do until I can call it finished until spring. However, I thought I'd share some of the work I've been doing... especially the tea things.
I love the new look of the buffet (above). It came about from a few days of "tweaking". Where the glass oil lamp is now, I tried a couple different teapots but it wasn't until I put the lamp there that I went from "like" to "LOVE"... perfect!
I once read (three words I use a great deal) that one of the best things you can do in the dark of winter is to clean all your glass to create a sparkle from reflected light. It really does make a difference!
The teacup on the left is the newest in my collection, one of those Goodwill "God things"... a pattern I've always wanted on display when I was there and had $3.99 to spend. The teacup on the right was the very first in my collection, given to me as a gift from a friend in the mid-90's.
It still didn't look like I wanted until I added two favorite pictures... Stephanie dressed for Tulip Time when she was very young (we lived in Holland, Michigan) and Steph with Christopher at her wedding.
Above are pictures of the tweaking done to the corner china cabinet. Sometimes if I need a cheer up, I open the door to the corner cabinet and just view the teacups as one would look at gorgeous artwork... and no, I do not plan on entering the Betty Ford clinic for dish addicts. ;)