Monday, November 8, 2010

TeaCup Tuesday/Tags/Leaves


I am really lovin' the display factor with Teacup Tuesday. Going through my big steamer trunk is so fun as I am finding some great treasures to display my homemade goodies with. This Crownford "fine bone china" was made in England and was displayed in my Gram-in-law's :) old farmhouse for a very long time. I am unsure of it's year but this yellow tinted glass plate and sugar bowl (below) came from her home as well. I am assuming from the 1920's to the 1950's time-frame just as the blue sugar and creamer from my last post.

Displayed here are some beautiful leaves my girls and collected in our Maine yard last month. A great way to preserve them is to soak them in 1part glycerin and 2parts water. They can be layered but covered completely by the mixture. I covered them with heavy bowls for 2 days. Then just pat dry and lay out to completely dry. They are now flexible and the colors are beautiful.



Also in perfect condition is my yellow tinted glass sugarbowl without a partner.
Excitingly, CatLady Kate's left me a comment letting me know that my blue tinted creamer and sugar bowl from my last post are the Fairfax pattern by Fostoria Glass. This is so cool to know!! Check out this very fun web-site with so many pieces and a guide to many types of glass.
Also visit Martha's Favorites and Terri to see the best teacup collections as these two ladies host TeaCup Tuesday.


I haven't made these layered tags for a long time. I went a little crazy with the details this time. They swing open to allow for a written personal message.
Below I had to show the details of each one and the secret little suprise that slides out of the bottom. These were very fun to make. I may put them for sale on my Etsy...if I can part with them!!





13 comments:

Terri said...

Your Gram-in-law's tea cup is very pretty, and set off well with your beautiful fall foliage! How wonderful you have her cup with you now.
Your tags are very pretty as well.
Thank you so much for sharing both.
Hugs,
Terri

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these beautiful treasures.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Bookie said...

Such a sweet cup and plate...tags are cute too.

Snap said...

Your Grams tea cup is lovely. Beautiful Autumn post with all the leaves. Your tags are great!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love that first tea cup. It is so beautiful. I think that the displaying of the tea cups is what makes this day so much fun. Everyone does something different. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love the first teacup! look so sweet..

Appleshoe said...

What fun tags! I like the way they swing open. They are playful and elegant at the same time. Well done.

parTea lady said...

Your teacup, glassware and tags are all lovely. Thanks for the info on preserving pretty leaves.

Tammy said...

The tea cups are just lovely! And so are your tags. Such details. And then I found your faux clay seals. Wow -- they are so beautiful! TFS!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Lovely teacups. I especially love the one with the yellow flowers.

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Scrappy Gifts said...

What beautiful tags! Love the flowers you added to them. Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays.

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