Monday, April 26, 2010

A Tea & Gardening Report

Tea and gardening--I'm finding it quite easy to combine these two loves. My weekend project, for instance, consisted of taking a junk store wire teapot and turning it into a pretty, mossy decorative piece to hang on a small garden gate.

I came across this wire form at a junk store several weeks ago and bought it even though it is red, and I don't decorate with a lot of red. But it was just $3, so the price was right.

Determined to use only the supplies I had on hand to transform it, I used an old 50-cent bottle of black craft paint and did a purposely rough job of painting. This did not need to be perfect. It just needed to not be bright red!


Moss from the yard was easy to scoop up and pack down onto the chickenwire form. This particular moss looks almost like tiny ferns, doesn't it?

The finished piece hangs on the gate of what is going to be my small tea garden. The planning is still underway, but I wanted something tea-ish there to inspire me as I work. I think my $3 junk find does the trick!

16 comments:

Frivolitea said...

That is charming Angela! How inventive of you.

BB said...

There is a faerie anxiously awaiting nightfall so she can move in-- B-)

Disney Mummy said...

This is great! Nice use of things you had on hand.

PeggyR said...

That turned out real cute.

Christa said...

How cute!!

Christa said...

btw, Angela. I was laughing to myself at a Rummage Sale the other day. You once wrote it is a rule that every yard sale etc.... has to sell the Oprah cookbook Rosie and Me. It is so... true!! LOL..... Can't tell you how many copies I see. Too funny......

Susan said...

A mossy masterpiece! very "cottage" !

parTea lady said...

Your mossy teapot looks great hanging on that gate. I may have to try your project using a rusty old wire teapot I've had in my sunroom for a while.

Can't wait to see how work progresses on your tea garden.

Deberah Williams said...

Beautiful! I love it.

Linda J. said...

Very clever and cute!!

Marilyn said...

Yes, I do agree. Your junk find and re-vamp definitely inspires to make the tea garden. What will you put in your tea garden?

Anonymous said...

You are so creative, Angela! I just love your teapot! Have a great day, Joanie

Bernideen said...

AH.....A GIRL AFTER MY OWN HEART! Ilove to get my hands in the dirt!
I fiund most all tea lovers also garden and the 2 come together!

Beth Rang said...

That looks lovely!

The Tablescaper said...

I cannot believe that you got that at such a price and what you did with it. It is amazing! I want one!!!

- The Tablescaper

Ginger said...

What a lovely addition to your garden!