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« on: May 09, 2011 02:17:59 AM »

Yesterday I bought this set at a garage sale. I fell in love with the color.



But I have no idea what to do with it. I think it's just way too frumpish the way it is now. I mean, I'm 26 and not 80 or something.

So I need an idea what I can do to make it fit to me. I hope you can help me.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011 02:44:38 AM »

I collect tea cups, haha I think I'm an 80 year old trapped in a 21 year olds body some times Smiley I use mine to hold tea light candles or fresh flowers Smiley You could make it into a candle by pouring wax in?
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011 04:20:46 AM »

i'd just keep it lol.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011 04:41:20 AM »

You could make a cupcake/cookie stand out of it. I have no clue how exactly you make them, but I have seen tons o them on blogs and such. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011 04:59:08 AM »

i would make cuecumber sandwiches and tea to enjoy from it Smiley They really are beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011 06:14:24 AM »

That is beautiful !! What you have is a sammeltasse ! You might want to look it up and see how much it is worth before you craft with it. LOL Some can be worth quite a bit.

Most are from Germany or that area. The story that I got while there was that after the war many women did not have full tea sets anymore. However coffee and cake with girlfriends is a big part of the social life there. So each woman would bring her own sammeltasse for the coffee date. All are different and there are folks that pay top dollar who collect these. Smiley

Your set is beautiful and you don't have to be 80 to enjoy a lovely cup of tea  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011 08:00:43 AM »

What a find! I agree--make sure that you do not have a hidden gem first!  If not, you could make a tiered stand with the two plates...I would use the tea cup to make a pincushion Cheesy

or, use it all summer as a special way to treat yourself to a day of luxury, sipping tea and eating crumpets! Wink

It is quite lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011 08:58:20 AM »

Gryffindor!   Seriously, that is way cool. If it were me I'd leave it alone and display it in the cabinet in my kitchen with my witchy stuff, like for reading tea leaves.

Oooh, and that could be cool. If you used tea leaves and the gel stuff that sets up for making fake water and make it look like a cup of leaves to read, Then you could clean it out later if you decided to do something else with it and it won't be ruined in any way.

It would also be lovely on a dresser/mantle/cabinet/shelf for storing jewelry that you wear often.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011 11:54:05 AM »

Yes, make a dessert or cake stand! Just find a cool long-stemmed glass that you like and attach it to the bottom with some strong glue. You could even make a multi-tiered one if you like. They turn out lovely, and I think these beautiful plates would suit it perfectly.
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011 12:54:46 PM »

Since it is small, make a jewlery holder. Find two small crystal candlesticks (or maybe milk glass or even brass) at the thrift shop or yard sale and adhere them on top of each other like this: large plate, candlestick, small plate, candlestick, cup.
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011 12:59:29 PM »

oh wonderful!  You just gave me an idea of what to do with these glass candlestick holders I have been lugging around for years...I think I might use some of my old china...I checked ebay and found sets like this but for a lot more money!  Does it have any markings on the back? I think the thrift store is next... Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011 04:09:44 PM »

I hope I describe this well enough for you to understand because I can't find the pic to upload. Three ideas:
1. make a clock out of a dinner plate using movements and hands from craft store.
2. make a bird feeder out of the teacup and saucer by drilling a hole through center of each andplacing a washer between each component then screw onto a post and fill with birdseed.
3. my favorite: use a vinyl cutting machine to write in a fancy font, "These are a few of my favorite things" then hang your plate collection on the wall in a pleasing layout then adhere a vinyl word to each plate. These can be easily removed for use later. It looks so beautiful and homey...yet remains non permanent.
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2011 05:38:02 AM »

If you dont mind drilling holes in it, you could turn the set into one of those tiered sweet displays.
You would need a center post and some washers big enough to support the saucer and teacup but could turn our really pretty.
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011 10:42:15 AM »

I would make it into a beautiful, water fountain.You'd need to drill holes into the  two top smaller ones. The big plate would be the base.Anyway, you'd need a small fountain kit. Or I'd use a fish tank water bubbler, that includes all the accessaries.And put that together.Or another idea would be to use Silver candle holders, and weld them together to make a hanging flower basket.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2011 04:54:33 PM »

This probably won't be helpful to you but I am in the process of gathering a large collection of dishes and cups for my first picassiette furniture project. That means I would break them lol.
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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012 03:18:45 AM »

This probably won't be helpful to you but I am in the process of gathering a large collection of dishes and cups for my first picassiette furniture project. That means I would break them lol.
http://emosaicideas.com/broken-dishes-mosaic

wow, that's amazing. I would love to see the finished thing.

how did you get the gilt edges in that picture? did you just paint them or is it real metal?
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2012 12:06:33 AM »

It would pain me to damage the lovely pieces, but if you choose, lamp parts make good connecting pieces for tiered servers.
Use a ceramic/cement bit to drill 1/2" holes in each piece, use all-thread rod and nuts plus decorative metal tubes to hide the all-thread.
I just made a three-tier cupcake server with christmas plates and bits of old lamps.
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2013 09:57:04 PM »

Lovely garage store find!  You could sew a little ball or felt some wool, put the round shape in the cup, and use the cup as a pincushion. That way, you wouldn't be damaging or altering the set, in case you wanted to use it later.
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2013 08:40:27 PM »

How about using the larger tasse plate to frame a photo?  Using rubber cement, center a wallet-ish sized pic, then display in a plate holder.
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