Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tea decor & more
When it comes to decorative items that have a tea theme, I think I am perhaps more drawn to the teapot than the teacup. I actually own more teacups than teapots, but I have more decorative items with teapots on them: salt and pepper shakers, a kitchen timer, crochet motifs, jewelry, etc. Sometimes, though, you see decor that features both pieces. Like this metal sign.
I was at the local antique mall Rockin' B searching for (and finding, happily!) rhinestone jewelry when I was leaving and happened to spot this metal sign. Can you believe they had this for $5? This immediately struck me as something that might prove useful when I open my tea room one day. Meanwhile, I was sure I could find some place where it could be on display at home right now.
But there's not really a place inside where this semi-country sign would fit. And our entrance is rather simple, and I want to keep it that way, so no doodads can go there. But then it struck me that there is this spot in the garage I usually see twice a day, when I'm backing out my car to go to work and then coming back home. Why not have a little tea decor there? I realize I didn't hang it properly (you can see in the second photo where I *should* have placed two nails, but one was already there, and it worked just fine). Anyone else decorated an odd spot with your tea decor?