Monday, October 11, 2010

A Gold Mine of Fall Whites

Many years ago I started a teapot collection.
I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite,
but this one always remains
on display in my cabinet.
I would say it numbers in my top 10!

I can't remember where I got it...
it was on one of my numerous 
treasure hunts.
And since I've had it for awhile now,
you can bet that it didn't cost much
as I didn't have much spare change when I
first started collecting!

Then one day, on another treasure hunt
I found a matching teacup!
I couldn't believe it when I saw it!
A perfect match!
This teacup has the sticker on it
from the original owners travels.
It says:
"Santa Claus 
North Pole

Both the teapot and the teacup have the
22 kt. gold stamp on the bottom,
but this is the stamp from the teacup:

I love using this set for fall decorating!
I pulled out some gold frames and
pictures I had bought to paint white someday
to add to the display.

 But until they are transformed, they make a 
great addition to my fall shelf-top!
Along with a pretty white curtain panel,
tied at the top with some vintage lace edging
I picked up last week on a treasure hunt
with my mom!

The key is from Michael's $1 bin!
And the candlesticks came from a resale shop 
here in town.
The frame & picture are from garage sales,
which I'm sure didn't cost more than $1 each!

This is how the display started, but it didn't stay this way!
I wanted to share this with you for 

Stop in later this week when I will show
you the final display...
"Exactly the same, but totally different!" 
as my brother always would say!

 Have a wonderful week!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely vignette!
The gold is so striking! :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

So beautiful, Lori! I've seen that pattern before, but will keep my eyes peeled for more for you now! Have a great Tuesday, my friend.

Dorthe said...

Oh my, that is a fairy tale set- so very special, -I newer saw something like it- looks wonderfull.
XO, Dorthe

Tina Eudora said...

Oh my that is the most gorgeous teapot and cup and I love the little vignette you created, it is very vintage looking and so pretty!
Tina xo

Marie said...

What a beautiful vignette you've styled for us! Love that gold tea set. Stopping by from Teacup Tuesdays. Oh and I'm having a gift raffle. Hope you can join.

Snap said...

Lovely vignette and the tea pot .... WOWOW. How lucky to have found the cup and saucer! Happy Tea Day!

Dazie said...

Oh wow this is simply stunning! What more can you say, I love it!

Jacoba said...

Hi Lori,
What a wonderful teapot and I bet you could not believe your eyes when you found the matching teacup!
It is only recently I read about the 22 K gold, is it not amazing?
Very pretty post!
Thanks for stopping by at my blog. I added a link at the bottom with many more geisha's to see, so incredible! It is like magic.
I will return to your blog to see the difference in your next arrangement.
Have a happy day!

Terri said...

This is an amazing tea cup! I have never seen anything like it, and you have a pot to match! How lucky are you!
Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Lori: What a stunning tea pot! To find the matching cup is so great. I love your vignette. You are a talented lady. I am so glad you could join us today. I hope you will plan on next week too. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Donna said...

I really love your teapot and cup & saucer! I have a small pitcher that I think matches your set exactly! I've never seen anything else like it til now! My mom gave me the pitcher several years ago, and like yours it is real gold!

Ozma of Odds said... Lori! What a way to use all of your new found treasures!
xo, Rosemary

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

What a beautiful teapot! I started to collect tea cups but then I got so many that I didn't know what to do with them. I think they are in a box in my basement! I have to figure out a way to incorporate them without looking cluttered. Do you display all of your teapots? My mother in law collects teapots too!

KathyB. said...

The vignette is already appealing, and yet there is more to come! The teapot and teacup look to me like a duo that can be used for most festive occasions, and compliment any and all.

Rebecca said...

I've done a lot of antiquing in my time and I don't think I've ever seen these!

Sandi said...

What a nice fall display! The gold teacup and saucer fits right in for the season!! Blessings~

Rita said...

Hi Lori,
what beautiful vignettes you've shared for TT.
Your teapot and cup are a marvel and you have displeyed them in such a charming way.