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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Expect the Unexpected!

Hey all!! Happy 2nd Time Around Tuesday! A big thanks to Diane at a Picture is worth a 1,000 Words for hosting this fun party!
Today I am sharing some of the great finds I made while in another city in our beautiful province of Alberta. I was doing some junkin...and came across this tea set!
Yep...it came with the tray for $5.00!
It is black pearl ceramic...the only piece missing was the creamer...but who needs it right??? lol
tiny little cups with saucers!
Not even a stain! very pristine!
Where on earth will a girl put such a pretty set you ask? You will never guess...Well in the sunroom/office of course! This is where I got started...I used some old tea pots that I had trifted and found in the past...I just love the curves of a tea pot..or cup...especially the antique silver ones...I rarely remove the tarnish...I like them a little darker.
I put them in this plate stand...plant holder thingy...bet you weren't expecting that!!!
I like it!-for today anyways...lol
The dresser under them is a garage sale find...it is old and heavy...had a bad smell at first...and almost ended up being planted in the garden room...but I fixed it. I still need to replace the knobs..

And that is where the tea set is...it is pretty, a little whimsical in there...and safe from a very bad kitten that lives here!
I had to do some re-arranging to do this project...I think I like it. The desk in the middle is going to go elsewhere soon...just not yet. I need to decide where to put it. But for now...this is where I sit to blog to you all!
I am saving the other half of the room...for another post..it is getting a little fall dressing at the moment to compliment this side of the room...The cabinet with the doors...well I made that myself..from bits and pieces out of an old house that was being ripped down for an office building to go into...it was so much fun to go help!
This is my favorite room of the house. I primp and change it constantly...do you have a favorite? Did you notice the crowns??? there are two in this photo.
Head over to Diane's to check out the other bloggers participating in this party!

38 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great find & love the way your used the pieces. I'm in love with your room! It's gorgeous! ☺ Diane

Barb said...

Gorgeous!
I've never seen anything like them.
You have such a lovely home, and have your treasures displayed so well.

blessings,

barbara jean

Sue said...

What a great find! And only $5???Now that's a steal. It looks great the way you have it set.

Darla said...

Oh Tootsie, what a cozy room you have made...I love it!!!!

lynn'sgarden said...

Tootsie, you are the queen of finding thrift treasures! I really like how you displayed them, too!

Candy said...

Looks like a nice quite place to retreat from the world. And the tea set--what a great find at such a wonderful price and very unique display idea.
Just visited the making of the garden room, wow, that's a lot of bags of cement. Glad you got the mixer, what a helping hand. Lovely finish.
I also enjoy wondering through your gardens of fabulous flowers.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my lunch box post.
See ya next time ;-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous post! Beautiful tea set!

Calming Scents said...

your room looks very serene and peaceful. I like how you set it up..and yes i did see the crowns!

Valerie said...

Wow. I would have never thought of how you used them. They are gorgeous!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

What a great find!! I love your room!...the tea set is perfect where you put it.

artis1111 said...

I love this!!!! I do like my tea too, but this idea is just perfect for the room! LOL Kathy

SmilingSally said...

How creative! I think you got yourself a SUPER BARGAIN!

pammiejo said...

I love your teaset and I love your room - looks so cozy! I like your cabinet you created too - nothing better than creating your space! PAM

Queenmothermamaw said...

No you are right, I did not expect where you put those items, but how wonderful. That is true creativity.
I went shopping yesterday, found a set I liked, didn't buy, kept thinking I have no place to put it. I betcha I go back. You are great Tootsie.\
QMM

"Blossom" said...

Toots, love this little tea set and I love how you displayed it.
That chest is to die for. By the way I really like the desk in the middle of the room like this. Can't wait to see the rest of the room in the fall decor. Have a great day girlfriend.
blossom

kclily said...

I loved how you displayed your teapots. Your room looks very cozy and inviting.

trailrider731 said...

way to go T!!!!! I"ve had to back off "stuff" I just like way to much of everything!!

seeya,
lynn

MissyM said...

I love your office. Very cozy. I like that lamp on the previously smelly dresser...lol. Oh the things we thrifters will do.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Good score Tootsie. Love your room. Very creative use of the teapots.
Ramona

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The tea set is lovely. Your display is very creative. Your whole room is so warm and inviting.

Dirt Princess said...

I absolutely love them!! they are fabulous! I love the black pearl finish

Bonnie said...

The inside of your house is just as gorgeous as the outside! What neat finds.

squawmama said...

Hey Tootsie, I loved your little tea set and what a great idea hanging where you did... That was a FUN place. That room is gorgeous and I love the table where it is... Different!

Have Fun!
(((HUGS)))
Donna

Behind My Picket Fence said...

I can't believe you got that tea set for only $5!!! I think it would be fun to use when I had a "meeting" at my house! If you're hearing what I'm sayin'. :-)

Betty said...

Lovely find and I like that used it in an unexpected way. I love you room.

Dee Dee said...

The tea set is a great find. Love the room!

The Stylish House said...

Tootsie,
Your set is cute, but how you displayed it is wonderful!!!! What a neat idea, and one I will make use of. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a great find for the price. Tootsie that is the most inviting sunroom. I just love all your decor. The table looks terrific in the middle.

cindy said...

You got a nice deal on that tea set..wish I had time off to go thriftying...I'm a little jealous! Your 'blogging' spot is darling...looks so cozy!...I will never,never..show a picture of mine...its digusting!...Have a great week...(thinking of doing a post for outdoor Wednesday..)...its about time!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

So cozy and organized! I am..well..ok it's cozy but I would not call it organized! :)
That is a sweet set and would look wonderful just about anywhere.
I must be the only one left that polishes her silver. My daughters don't...as a matter of fact I just bought a new bottle of polish yesterday. It's a habit I guess and I like the look of it. My daughter likes it darker like you do. Either way it's pretty.

Now we can picture where you are when we read your posts! :)
Mona

Sharlotte said...

What great finds. The teapot and cups are really neat ~ I haven't ever seen anything like them before. I LOVE your office. It's so warm and inviting. I'll bet you have a great time changing it on a whim...it looks charming. Thanks for sharing.

Justine said...

ooh girl, I just LoVE the feel of this room. So warm and cozy! And can I tell you, I really like the desk where it is!!!!

I cannot believe what you did with that tea set (which I actually think may be a coffee set). I would never, not in a million years think to do something like that. Brilliant!

Justine :o )

jeanne said...

Tootsie, you are creative and fun. I love the tea set and the price. A great buy. Your desk in the room where you blog is homey and sweet. I just use a lap top and sit in my recliner to blog. I have never used a desk top computer. My dh copies things for me. I can hardly control a mouse. LOL. I need to practice that's all.

Hugs...Jeanne

Millie said...

Your room looks very cozy and inviting. you have some nice old pieces, and the tea set is a real find.

Jill said...

I didn't see the crowns and I looked at the pictures 3 times. I must be blind. lol..
Now I want to see the other half of the room :)

trash talk said...

I take mine with one lump, please!
Great twist by placing them in an out of the ordinary setting. Clever, my friend!
Debbie

Melissa said...

What a beautiful room!

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Hi Tootsie, you are a girl after my own heart...read your profile, I always said "What ya see is what ya get, like it or not".

I have never seen a prettier back yard...wow. I just grow green stuff. Fabulous color.

I love your ideas with the teapots and silver nice display...do you mind if I copy that? I will join up with you and put you on my blog roll cause you have plenty to share.

Thank you for your comment on my son's miracle. Come back and see me.
Lee