Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday

My "Teacup Tuesday" is a little different take. Growing up I loved everything about "tea parties" and the actual teacup itself. I loved the beauty of each one and how it made me feel grownup to be able to drink out of one of my mother's tea cup.
Now having 4 granddaughters, I thought it would be fun to make a "Tea party in a box", so I found a little miniature set of teacups and set out to make a traveling tea party.

I found an unfinished wooden box, painted, distressed it and covered it in girly papers.
I then started making different tablecloths, placemats, runners, napkins and centerpieces. I used different punches to create butterflies, flower punches, adding glitter, and even used metallic papers to create little "chargers" for a more formal look.
Using different fabrics, I made a lace tablecloth, a runner, and a more formal cloth so they could change it up a bit. I even found a miniature clothes hanger for the lace cloth.

Of course, you can't use the same centerpiece all the time, so I found a cake, candles and and made a little topiary.
All the little pieces fit in this small box with a drawer and the top of the box serves as the dining table.

I have made several custom orders for birthday gifts and even for a grandmother who was having a girl for her first grandchild.
I hope you enjoy my version of the "Teacup Tuesday" challenge and I have enjoyed seeing everyone's treasures.


  1. This is so cute! I love it. Thank you for joining us at Tea Cup Tuesday. Blessings, Martha

  2. wow this is really kewl...

  3. Oh my! I so love this idea! You are so lucky to have grandbabies to make adorable things like this for! I'm still waiting for mine :) Wouldn't it make a great birthday present for a grown-up "little girl" that loves tea? I think I might have to copy your idea (if you don't mind)... p.s. thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me!

  4. This is adorable! Those flowers are such a fabulous idea. Fran x

  5. Ohhh i just love coming here and seeing your gorgeous blog. so delicate and so beautiful
    Have a lovely day
    hugs June x