Monday, May 4, 2009

Tea Set Disasters!

If you have Tea Sets sooner or later you will have some accidents. Rarely a week goes by at my store that someone doesn't tell me they broke their lid, saucer, cup or something.





This is all that remains of a wonderful hand painted tea set I purchased in an antique shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This "accident" involved our dog who had a cone on his head after surgery. He tried to go between me and the table and caught the tablecloth pulling everything to the floor! The teapot, sugar bowl and other pieces went crashing to the floor.........




Never throw away any of those odd pieces as you never know when you may see some tea set "parts" in an antique mall or garage sale! I recommend you put a small notebook in your purse with a list of what you are looking for - you can never count on remember these details with a full plate of life! You can even have categories such as linens, tea sets, etc. Have fun in the hunt!

5 comments:

ellen b. said...

Good advice. It also can become a fun adventure trying to replace them..

Deanna said...

So sorry about the mishap!
Looks like you've got the right idea about saving the rest of the dishes. They sure are pretty and would look sweet on a wreath or using what you have left, just to treat yourself in stlye.

Wish I could visit your sweet shop.
Blessings to you,
~Deanna from HomeHaven nestled in the Kansas Flinthills~

Allidink said...

Aw too bad about your tea set. Great idea about trying to find new ones.

All the best,
Allison

Cori G. said...

Hello Bernideen,

Don't you hate when that happens? I have a full bag of broken china pieces stuffed under my bed. Who knows maybe I'll create something wonderful one day.

Your little set is lovely and I think I have a few pieces of it laying around my house.

I hope you have a blessed day!

xoxo Cori

DawnB said...

Oh! when I read what happened to your lovely dishes, I literally gasped w/emphathy! ... did your dog live after that mishap? Just kidding.

I was thinking that the broken pieces could also be slevedged to used in making a grouted cermic craft.

I've been inspired by your web page setting of the tea items and violin. I used some of the same elements to set up my buffet, too. My is a bit more "rough around the edges", but it's to my liking. Thanks for taking time to make such a lovely and soothing web page and blog.