Teacup Love

Years ago I use to collect tea cups….I really had waaaay too many and not enough places to keep them…so I scaled way back on them.  I have one tea cup basket, that I just could not part with, when I was clearing out my collection. 


DSC07883 Do you see it way over there on the counter top????  Let’s walk on over and take a better look.


DSC07884 It’s the cutest basket…the tea cups are actually ceramic tiles.


DSC07885 I’m not crazy about the basket color…wish it was a darker color….should I try to stain it or let it be???  Either way….it’s a keeper! 


DSC08047 I found this floral hook plaque at a thrift store….it was white…{sorry…no before photos….I’m not use to blogging again…lol;) }……I painted it black and did a little sanding to distress it a bit.


DSC08048 Hung a few cups and now I have something else to keep dusted……lot of good it did me to clear out teacups…LOL ;)


I’m linking to Lady Katherine’s Tea Time Tuesday


A Stroll Thru Life….Marty’s Tabletop Tuesday


Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Nancy...I love your kitchen! It is just beautiful...all of my favorite colors!

The teacup basket is darling...I love the little tiles...I would have held on ot it too! The floral hanger is the cutest...I want one! I love the black...it look so pretty with the white cups hanging from it!

I love seeing pics of your beautiful home...I think we like alot of the same things;)! So glad that you are going to be around more!


Rachel said...

I feel like sipping on a hot cup of tea at your island while I flip through a magazine! Very inviting :)

Anonymous said...

That basket is so darling! I love it. And I know what you mean about scaling back. I had to do that with mugs. I was getting dorwned by them.

Unknown said...

G'morn, Nancy ~Your teacup basket is darling, I WANT ONE! I wouldn't change the color of it at all.

Beautiful itchen ...

Have a lovely week ~
TTFN~ Marydon

Lisa said...

You changed your header! It looks so beautiful.
Your kitchen is so gorgeous and I love your sweet teacup basket. I think wicker is pretty easy to paint if you want to make it darker, although it's precious just like it is.:)

Virginia said...

I love your kitchen it's just beautiful....I love it all!!
Sweet Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! Oh I love this little basket just as it is!! adooorable! Like Cathy I always love looking at your beautiful kitchen - great find - the cup holder/rack thingy! Now I'm off to Norway at your recommendation!!! Gee I hate to fly though?lol Have to see what she did with the squares! Thanks for the tip - Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Cheryl @ Mamsies House said...

I just love the tea bags in the old mason jar! Your little tea cup basket is the cutest way to hold the two jars... Clever! Absolutely beautiful kitchen!

Beth said...

Nancy, Your kitchen is lovely! That tea basket is adorable! Have a wonderful week.
Blessings, Beth

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your kitchen is just stunning. I love it. The basket with the teacup tiles is so unusual and so pretty. I also really love the iron hook with the pretty teacups. Beautiful accessories. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Nancy, where have you been? I've missed you! So glad to see you posting again. I love your basket-I've never seen anything like that. I think you must have been cleaning your countertop all of this time, since it is so shiny that I see the reflection of the pretty basket in it! What a pretty cup holder. Your whole kitchen is wonderful, and it is wonderful to have you back in Blogville! laurie

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! Oh, what a precious little basket! If you don't like it that light you could stain it. I've never seen one like it and I just love it. Your kitchen is so beautiful! I'm drooling. Thanks for popping in to say hi.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Darlene said...

Hi Nancy I am so thrilled you stopped by....I had somehow lost you a while back. I'm adding you to my favorites again.

I LOVE that teacup basket, it truly is adorable and I can see why you couldn't part with it! Your kitchen is so GORGEOUS!! I would LOVE a big, pretty kitchen like yours! Hope you have a great day.♥

Stacey said...

Hi Friend! I can't believe I missed your posts. We've been to Texas and back then to Chicago and back since last Friday! Busy, busy right now.

I'm so happy to see your pretty kitchen again. Your teacup basket is adorable. I guess you could paint it if you are really wanting to. I think it's great the way it is.

I would love to just go through and change the accessories in my kitchen. They've been the same for too long.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Nancy: Your kitchen is so beautiful and orderly. I love it. Your tea cups are also very pretty. I would like to invite to you to Tea Cup Tuesday. Just add your link. I know the ladies would go wild over your things. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha

Melissa Miller said...

Miss Nancy you are baaaaaccck! What a truly gorgeous kitchen you have! I am loving your stunning white cabinets and the splashes of red throughout. I miss the RED parties you would throw. They were so much fun! Your tea cups and basket are beautiful. Lovely!

Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful week. ~Melissa :)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

That's such a sweet little basket I can see why you fell in love with it. Painting it might be fun but if I had never done it before I would practice on another basket first to be sure I had my technique down before starting the tea cup basket.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nancy, your kitchen is beautiful. I love the colors in it. That little basket is very cute. Not sure you could stain it if it isn't real wicker or if it has a shiny finish I don't think it will accept stain. It looks fine like it is anyway. Your cup holder plaque looks great.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I wished you could see me doing my Happy Dance right now...I found you ha ha!! Girl I have been looking for you for months now...Just seen your picture at BJ's and thought could it be Nancy that has my Gloria sofa?? Oh I'm so excited to find you girl...I din't even know you changed your blog name...Oh I just added you back to my follow list girl..I'm so Happy To Be now ha ha!! I pray all is well in your world my Dear Nancy...have missed you so much..Oh it's going to be a GREAT day in the neighborhood once again for me...Hugs and smiles to ya my friend...Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Love the little teacup basket just the way it is! It makes me smile... so I looked at it 3 times.


Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Love your blog! I am so glad I came across it!
I just signed up to follow!

Suzann said...

Oh your kitchen is just lovely.
Your basket is very cute!!

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

You have a gorgeous kitchen...LOVE your backsplash tile!!! I'm going to have to check your blog out. By the way, thanks for visiting mine, too.