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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tea Cup Tree

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Hope you’re getting ready for tomorrow’s Let’s Dish Mother’s Day theme hosted by Cuisine Kathleen. And then the 100th Seasonal Sundays post is this Sunday, on Mother’s Day itself!

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As I have been sharing, last week I prepared 16 tables for a Senior Citizen Tea at our High School hosted by our school district. You can read about the preparations HERE and HERE.

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This was the Check In table. I got to use one of my new toys – a bottle tree!

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I loaded it with tea cups and just love the final effect. I got inspired by my trip to Brimfield last Fall when I saw this:

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As much as I loved the presentation, that was a bit unwieldy for my home, so I was so please when I found this smaller version on the internet.

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I’m joining Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Time Tuesday; Martha at Martha’s Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday; Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday; Marty at A Stroll Through Life for Tabletop Tuesday

In honor of my 100th Seasonal Sundays

and my THIRD Blog-a-versary,

I’m having a GIVE AWAY of a $100.00

gift certificate to HomeGoods or TJMaxx.

Click HERE for all of the details.

- The Tablescaper

41 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How gorgeous, I want one! The tea cup tree is fabulous and what a lovely way to display all the beautiful tea cups we have! I loke your better for a home too, the other is to big, but great for the store. Have a terrific week.
FABBY

d e l i g h t said...

That is stunning covered with tea cups!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh My Goodness. "I'm in (((LOVE)))"! Yes I REALLY REALLY LIKE your version better. BUT What a "TEACUP STATEMENT"! Oh My how did that lady in Brimfield know WHERE all the matching saucers were. MAYBE she numbered them? Do you go to Brimfield every year! MAYBE one time I could meet you along the way(hehe, you DO pass through my way to get there)
Thank you SO MUCH for sharing. NOW I have a NEW ITEM on top of my WISHLIST!!!
Big Hugs,
Donna

allisamazing said...

What a great way to display all the beautiful teacups!

Denise said...

This is soooo pretty -- I love it!! It reminds me of the teacup Christmas tree we photographed at Replacements Ltd. at Christmas. It was clever of you to think of using a bottle tree for teacups. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Denise at Forest Manor

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Oh, SWEET!!!! That tree is just lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Nancy

Barbara F. said...

I want a small bottle tree like that! It would look cute in my yard with colorful wine bottles. I can't wait to see this year's tea. I am sure it will be amazing. xo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

How clever. Love it.

Deb said...

That is just fabulous and I recognized a few tea-cups as I have the same ones. I just love this. Thanks for showing it off. Hugs, Deb

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Oh do I ever love that teacup tree! However, I almost drooled when I saw the teapot tablecloth. I have been looking for years for something like that. Did you make it? If not, could you tell me where you found it? I would really appreciate it.
Thanks,
Randee

Chubby Chieque said...

What a great way of display.

Your tree is absolutely better than the other. Very dainty.

Happy TTT,
/CC

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I would love to find one of those; how cute! It would be fun to have that set up in the dining room or kitchen. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the teacup tree! That would give me even more excuses to buy those random teacups I see! Hugs, Linda

sissie said...

What a great way to show off the pretty tea cups by using the bottle tree! I have that same bottle tree and I love it.

Great idea.

hugs
Sissie

Entertaining Women said...

If you come across another smaller version bottle tree, I want one, too. That is so much fun! I can think of so many ways to use it. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I want one too! I do love the look of all of the teacups casually 'hanging' about. Thanks for sharing this inspiration. See you Sunday!

kitty said...

What a wonderful tree! I've seen those trees with colored bottles on them, but I love your version better with teacups.

Mumsy¸.¤ยช“˜¨ said...

Those teacups are so pretty to see, and I like that tea tree! Awesome...

chedeb5353 said...

I love your tea cup tree and can't wait to see the tables! chedeb5353@hotmail.com

Mary said...

What a perfect application for a bottle tree! Of course it's all the more wonderful since you have such beautiful collection of teacups :)

Marigene said...

That tea cup tree is so cool!

Terri said...

Fabulous idea!!! I think your cup rack is even better than the one in the photo! All your cups look amazing together. I see some I really love too!
Hugs,
Terri

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I have never been a fan of bottle trees UNTIL NOW! I an swooning over the effect of all those gorgeous teacups dangling together!
I bet this was such a big hit!
It is really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

elizabeth said...

A great use for a bottle tree...love it! (I'm a follower.)

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

How clever, I love the tea cup tree, a great display idea.
Paul

Gina said...

I love your teacup tree and want one now! I also want to know where you got the tablecloth with the teapots.

Scribbler said...

What a novel idea1 I would never have thought to put teacups on a bottle tree. It certainly makes a stunning presentation on the table.

injoyinmylife said...

Goodness gracious! This is just fabulous. I'm with the rest of the group, I want one too. I love the tablecloth, I want one of those too!

Kathleen said...

I love your teacup tree, bottle trees not so much! I think they are a southern thing, I have never seen them here.
Love the tablecloth!
Thanks for the plug. I didn't do my table yet! It has been raining for 2 days and the light is horrendous. I had planned an outdoor table!

Sandy B said...

PLEASE tell me where you got the smaller version of the bottle tree so I can get one for myself. Thanks in advance for all your help!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I remember the days of my coffee mug tree....Brought it to GW years ago...I love the tea cup tree...what a beautiful display and loveliness in one display!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That tea cup tree is great! Perfect for you and all your collections! I need one for my yellow rose tea cup collection!

Katherine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I missed the teacup tree when I was here yesterday! The smaller version is wonderful way to show off all of those beautiful teacups.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your teacup tree so Beautiful!!! I would love to have one also. You know I love Tablecloths !!Where did you get this one so Beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day with your family.
XXOO Diane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous, I love it. What a fabulous collection of teacups and creating the tree is so amazing. How did anyone ever choose which cup they wanted. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love that tea cup tree. I have never seen one before. It is amazing. I have to get me one for my house. Have a wonderful Mother's Day! Hugs, Martha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I adore your tea cup tree!! What a great idea and one I would love to borrow sometime!!

Hugs,
Deb

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

verry cool! imagination just percolating on that one :)
well done !
plus the table cloth is darling :)

Melissa said...

I have some of my grandmother's tea cups and I treasure them. My biggest collection, though, is on Pinterest.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

A very cute teacup tree! Love it!

Ruthie Miller said...

My first post here but not my first time visiting. Always enjoy it. I am crazy about your teacup tree. So clever and I just want to stare and stare at all the pretty cups and details. Also, lovin' that tablecloth!!! Super fun for us to see.
Please come and visit, Ruthie @
http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com/