Tea for 2 and 2 for Tea

I am newly fond of collecting antique, vintage and otherwise, adorable teapots. I’ve always loved mix and match vintage china especially chintzy flowery teacups and saucers with gilded details in various shapes, sizes and colors. Not only are they all beautiful to look at, but they are very functional – even beyond their intended use. See the collection of teapots I’ve gathered recently and photos from around the Web for some crafty ideas on how you can repurpose your beloved pieces and maybe it will inspire you to get your own collection out of the china cabinet.

If you are interested in any of the teapots from my personal collection, please feel free to contact me for purchase!


From Alice’s China Cupboard

Delft China Blue Wallpaper from Anthropologie (Sadly, no longer available)


Vintage 1930s Canonsburg Moss Rose Teapot – I have 66 pieces from this gorgeous shabby cottage chic collection!


Gorgeous vintage Sadler gold and ivory large cube teapot from my personal collection. This teapot makes me think of Cinderella. Some imperfections including a chip underneath lid.


Another beauty from my collection of Sadler England china. Miniature aqua and gold cubed creamer. Gorgeous.


Large deep pink and gold creamer from Sadler England. Unused.


Vintage and rare set of matching Sadler England teal sugar bowl and creamer with hand painted floral design, gold trim and bow topped lid. One handle has broken off an been re-glued but the pattern and color are still so pretty.


Sadler Shabby Cottage Chic Rose Teapot – #1593. Gorgeous. Great condition. Check out this site for info on Sadler back stamps!


Lovely pastel Sadler England collection found at The Vintage Table. A girl can dream…


Mini rose vintage numbered teapot – I have the matching sugar bowl (no lid) and creamer too. Some crazing on each. Lovely to display or repurpose.


From ShabbyFufu – great vintage finds, lush fabrics and bedding and French-inspired projects for sale.


More great vintage re-styling from ShabbyFuFu. Lovely old candelabra painted blue with tea set repurposed as light holders.

Tea Time by Heather Dutton

Tea Time by Heather Dutton. Find all kinds of products featuring this whimsical pattern.


This creative clock gives a whole new meaning to “Tea Time”. An easy project and clever use of mix and match vintage china.

teacup candles_Decoist

From the Decoist, one of my favorite sites for Design inspiration, history and more. Pretty DIY candles in too-cute china.

teacup chandelier_delormedesigns.blogspot

Another teacup chandelier…and more DIY design ideas for your teacups and china.


Make your own mix and match tiered jewelry stand or house all your odds and ends.


This is what I call Ambitious – lots of pink – lots of cups – and lots of balancing.


Thank goodness for the invention of glue – towering lamp of china.


Organize any junk drawer and pretty-fy it too!

VintageTerrierTeapot 2

Vintage kitsch ceramic terrier dog teapot. So cute with one ear flopped down:)


Yellow teacup cupcake stand.


Grow a mini garden with teacup succulents.

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