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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

What Do You Do?

'Morning everyone. I have quite a collection of teacups; some I received as shower and wedding gifts, some are from my first set of dishes, and I have others that belong to sets I have now. One cup and saucer was a house warming gift. Still others, I collected because I love them!

But what do you do when one of your favourite teacups gets broken? This one is an aqua blue rose pattern, called Veronica, made by Royal Albert and it is edged with 22kt. gold. I have not been able to use this one for a very long time because the handle somehow got broken off. It wasn't safe to pick up by the handle after I glued it back on. I've glued it on at least three times!
I didn't have the heart to throw the teacup out, so I decided to turn it into a candle holder.
Nothing fancy, just a teacup sitting on a side table with a little votive candle placed inside. I love the look of a teacup just sitting on a side table. I think it lends a certain coziness to the room. What do you think? What do you do with your broken china/teacups?
Have a lovely day everyone!


  1. I do the same things with my broken china if possible to make something useful or pretty out of them. I don't want to just throw them away. I think they would be neat to use in mosaics too. You made a good use out of you beautiful teacup and saucer. :)

    Hugs & Blessings,


  2. Love that pretty teacup! Great idea
    and I think teacups look great on display too.
    Take care,

  3. It's a wonderful idea to use them as a candle holder and I've also seen them made into pin cushions. I've put little tiny teddys into them and I think it looks so sweet, I call them my tea cup teddys :)

    Your tea cup is beautiful and it looks so inviting where you have it.

    It makes your heart glad to be surrounded by beauty :)

    God bless you

  4. Hi Sandi..what a beautiful way to display that lovely china. I must be so narrow minded, I can never throw things out..I just keep it all in the back of a cupboard no more..I have learnd so many decorating tips since I started blogging. Hugs my dear friend, I am just so excited about my giveaway stash..mmmm.. I love every piece of it. Marilyn

  5. Hi Sandi, Your teacup and saucer is so pretty, and looks so lovely diplayed on the perfect matched side table. Very nice color! All it takes is a little imagination for anything we have to make it stand out!

    Have a Blessed Day-

  6. That is a very lovely teacup; I like using them to hold little candles too!


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