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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.
« 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.

« 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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