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What to do with your Vintage Tea Cups : )

Ooooooh I love teacups and I have about a zillion hidden around the house. Sssshhhhhhh don’t tell the other half.My teacup fetish is getting out of control! Most of us probably have a couple of them lurking in the cupboards unloved and unused. Here are some ideas on how you can make the most of them. : )

I love this teacup bird feeder. The spoon makes a perfect perch too. : ). For a tutorial check out Cap creations website.

Teacup candles are so easy to make and give off a lovely translucent glow. I make them and sell them at craft fairs and on my facebook page Mrs Tibbs Teacups & Candles. Instructions on how to turn a teacup into a pretty candle can be found in my July posts.

A simple yet effective cake stand can easily be created using pretty china plates & teacups and a tube of super glue.
Easy as that!

Why not turn your teacups into cute cactus gardens. Simply cover the bottoms with little stones for drainage and then plant in soil.Voila!

Mmmmmmmm Chocolate pudding in a teacup. Nom Nom. How decadent.The recipe can be found on thewhimsicalwife.com

Teacups & saucers make gorgeous trinket holders.If your handy with a drill ( Or in my case,know someone who is), you can buy the fittings very inexpensively on ebay.

Hope this post has inspired you to create some treasures with your teacups.:0)

Hebden Bridge.

Ive been meaning to visit the quaint yorkshire town of Hebden bridge for a while now and as I had a day off work today and the sun was shining I thought i would hop

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on the train.Poor old Hebden has had a raw deal of it recently with many small businesses effected by the floods so I wasn’t sure which shops would be open.image

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And once I got there I discovered work is still going on to try and get some of the lovely shops up and running again.Luckilly for a good percentage of them its business as usual 🙂 I always keep a look out for vintage teacups to make into candles and I wasnt disappointed by The Antique Centre on Hope Street.

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Theres a fabulous vintage clothes shop at Hebden Mill called Lucy and the Catterpillar.Lots of lovely stuff but nothing jumped out at me today.A sweet lady shopping there insisted I had a rather yummy piece of Bakewell tart she was giving away.What friendly folk!

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I really wanted to visit Feathergills Emporium which looked interesting.

And apparently before the flooding had opened a 1940s tearoom above.Sadly it was not open today so i will save that for another time.Instead lets make do with this divine looking strawberry cake made from soap in the gorgeous Yorkshire Soap Company shop.http://www.theyorkshiresoapcompany.co.uk

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Oh and I did sample a refreshing apple tea and some melt in your mouth shortbread at the Organic house cafe http://www.organic-house.co.uk
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I didn’t buy much today but I am very happy with my pretty rosie teacup and this novelty Beach h

ut soap.:-D
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