Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Teacups in Chandeliers!

There is something very Alice in Wonderland about teacups dangling from a chandelier.  Everytime I see a chandy decked out in teacups I love how whimsical it looks and think to myself, copy this idea Amy!
Helen is a lovely blog reader I have come to know from her little notes she sends when she reads a post she relates to~she is 72 and lives in Missouri and she told me she hangs teacups from her chandelier! Well, I had to see pictures and Helen sent me these.
I loved the idea that in 20 more years I could still be hanging things like teacups from my chandeliers like Helen!  She said she has loved pretty things as long as she can remember. Me too, Helen! She inspired me to hang my pink lusterware teacups from my dining room chandelier.
 My pink teacups are mixed in with Christmas ornaments of all types and happily dangle above the table.
 Call the Mad Hatter and Santa and lets have a sit down!!
Of course I was inspired by this fantastic wire chandy decorated with dangling teacups too!  It belongs to another blog reader, Betsy. She hung pitchers and creamers from sheer pink ribbons! **Squeal** If you missed her pretty house decorated for Christmas you can check it out by clicking here.
This is one beautiful version of a teacup chandy made by Janet at Shabby Fufu! Elegant and ladylike in all its delicate patterns and petal pink ribbons.
This is totally shabby chic and maybe after Christmas I will fine tune my chandy to look like a poor cousin to this one.  Janet sells these chandeliers~just a hint for anyone looking for a nice Christmas present to themselves!
The Christmas countdown continues~I should be wrapping and shopping and baking...but I am still decorating!! With all the inspiration coming my way through blogland and pinterest I can't help it!  How about you?


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29 comments:

  1. Oh - I like, I like! You had me in the first photo too, so whimsical!

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  2. So fanciful! I would never have thought to do that, but what a fun and original idea. All of the tea cup chandies look so pretty!!

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  3. How beautiful they all are and i just love how Helen has the saucers up there too.
    Amy i love yours mixed with your Christmas decor it looks so pretty...i think you have just given me an extra job to add to my list :) i so want to try a tea cup chandelier.
    x

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  4. What a fun post! Omg, that one with the pink ribbons from shabby fufu made me die it's so pretty. Love all of them, such a cool idea... i'm with you, i'm soooo copying this, I love the way you tucked the little ornament in your teacup too... suweet!

    Cindy

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  5. Helen's chandelier is out-of-this-world beautiful! Great of you to share her masterpiece.

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  6. Wow! How fabulous! I make teapot chandeliers with teacups, but I had never seen something like this!

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  7. Helen is very hip! Love the teacups hanging - it's such a great idea. I don't have a chandelier or I'd be hanging cups right this minute!

    xo
    Claudia

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  8. They are all just beautiful Amy! Helen sounds like a fun and imaginative gal. Love your version! xo

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  9. I have seen this lovely idea before and always forget to do it! Well your post is going in my favorite file for next Christmas!!

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  10. Oh, these are so cool. Helen is very creative and fun.

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  11. Your chandy looks amazing....I'm going to try something similar tonight - thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Wow, they are all so beautiful, Amy! I love the teacups mixed in with the ornaments. I am done with the decorating and gifts. I need to get to the stores to get the food in that I am prepping for Christmas dinner, but I'm doing it in spurts. Traffic is crazy once noon time hits!

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  13. Mary Carol Garrity from the midwest's Nell Hill's stores was featured in Midwest Living's Christmas issue several years ago, and this was one of the photos that made me think of this blog issue: http://images.meredith.com/remodel/images/2007/12/p_100828956.jpg . She hung up white mini pitchers with black and white ribbon from her chandelier, and filled them with a bit of greenery. This should inspire some of your readers, too!

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  14. Fantastic look! But the best thing is Helen. I despair at times that I have just started blogging at my advanced age and think I will never be able to keep it up, open my dream shop, finish my house, etc, etc. And then you post this bit about a 72 year old who still loves these things and my heart is refreshed! Thank you!

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  15. What a wonderful idea! I might just have to borrow this one too! I love how you sparkled up your chandelier and the photo of Shabby FuFu's is 2die4! Helen's is over the top gorgeous and so full of loveliness.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  16. Love it! How fun Amy, pretty and whimsical. You are just amazing ONCE AGAIN!
    Taking a short break from cooking/prepping for our family Christmas party tonight, needed to come rest my feet!

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  17. This is so much fun. I have never seen anything like it. Yes...like Alice in Wonderland.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    Mary Ann

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  18. What a fun idea!!

    Have fun with Christmas prep..I'm in the same boat!! haha-I predict I will be up all Friday night making everything ready in time!!

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  19. Oh my goodness, these are so much fun! So unexpected & elegant, I love it.

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  20. AMY ... fun, fabulous and amazing are the first words that came to mind while looking at your pics! I LOVE what you did ... the cups hanging from the chandie are beautiful! If I had a great collection of cups like you, I'd do this in a heartbeat! Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

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  21. That is a cute idea to dress up your chandelier that way. It would be cute with silver creamers and sugarbowls too.

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  22. How pretty! I know what you mean about all the inspiration that makes you want to keep decorating, I had to just MAKE myself stop!

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  23. Hey, Amy! These chandies are lovely! My SIL has a multitude of things, including tea cups, hanging from her entry hall chandy. It is very Alice in Wonderlandish. So fun!
    Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas.

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  24. Your chandeliers are decorated divinely. From the first to the last even though I thought the first was going to fall out of the ceiling with added weight. he he he Merry Christmas

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  25. Your house looks so pretty. I love the bench you added to the dinning room table. Merry Christmas!

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  26. I feel like I just stepped into a fairytale. I love it! Merry Christmas.

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  27. Amy- No matter WHAT you do- You do it beautifully and I always breathe a sigh of pure pleasure when I visit your blog~ Merry Christmas, dear heart- xo Diana

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