Saturday, May 9, 2009

Teacups not just for tea

I love the way that photographer Sandra Lane has captured teacup being used not just for tea but being put to other lovely uses too...

Teacups can make beautiful candles...


They're a lovely vessel to hold a few pieces of special jewellery...

They make great vases for a few little blooms...

And how about these teacups that have been transformed into wine glasses (wine cups!?)...

This last pic is of a teacup that was given to me by my lovely friend Jenni...

Jenni bought a red teacup for my sister Jacky, a blue cup for me and a white/gold cup for herself. With the teacup came a beautiful photo of the three cups together and the following message was written on the back of the photo:
I found this tea set in a tiny little shop, and I straight away thought of the three of us, so in a mad moment I bought the tea set. I thought each one of us should have a cup and in some way remind each other of our friendship and how special it is. Down the track the tea set may once again be reunited and hopefully find a lovely home again. I will always think of the fun times we have shared over the years.

She is such a wonderful, loved and treasured friend and this teacup means a lot to me.
Images 1 - 6 from Sandra Lane represented by Sarah Kaye.

8 comments:

Rachael said...

what a gorgeous post - I love teacups and have never seen them as candles...beautiful idea!

C.T. said...

At first I got sort of hysteric by those gorgeous teacups...beautiful, and than I got emotional...what a wonderful friend she is indeed!!! Thank you Lee, XXX, Carmie.

Jacky said...

I have my special red tea cup from our dear friend Jen.... it was such a lovely gesture and much treaured.

Really loved this teacup post Lee. One of my most favourite teacup images is on the wall of your family room (I thought you might have put that on your post...it is beautiful).

Jacky xox

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What a lovely gift to receive from your friend with such a sweet message of friendship.

Fabulously french said...

That was a very thoughtful gift, I love all the cups.....fabulous.

Bon weekend

L x

Brenda said...

I do have a candle in a green and cream toile teacup. They are just the most precious little works of art!
Brenda

Dot said...

Lovely post Lee. Jen's gesture and note bought a tear to my eye.

What a lovely, lovely thing to do.

Am sure you and Jacky will treasure your teacups; and the feeling behind them.

Dotxx

...love Maegan said...

omg teacup wine glasses!??!? are you kidding me?!?!? so fab.

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