Tuesday, November 2, 2010


 this is what i call a real find for teacup tuesday.  only .69 cents each piece at the neighborhood goodwill store.  they had the whole set with tea plates but i just bought one cup and saucer.  can you believe, under a $1.50.  although made in china (what isn't these days) it is signed in gold by a designer that i can't really make out.  it has the most beautiful flowers in the happy colors i cherish so much.  so there, my humble little teacup. 

i photographed it against my latest art technique discovery which is a transfer of a vintage paper image onto fabric by using gesso and letting it dry overnight and then peeling the background paper.  if you would like instructions, i would be happy to explain it to you.  still sewing bundles and crocheting since my fingers can never be still
and the person i'd most like to have tea with today, another blogger of an amazing talent who lives in cornwall, england carolyn saxby.  be sure to visit her blog, i guarantee you are in for a treat.

9 comments:

parTea lady said...

That is a very pretty cup and saucer. I can't believe that bargain price - I need to get over to my neighborhood Goodwill store more often. :-)

Your new fabric transfer method sounds wonderful and the result is beautiful. I'd like to see what lovely things you will sew with it.

littlethings1 said...

Love the transfer idea !! Would love to know how you do it exactly !!
Don't you love it when you find something great at such a wonderful price !! Thanks for stopping by at my blog !
ltthings@wil.midco.net

Eunice
The Little Things

Colorin Colorado... said...

Instructions please!!!! LOL!

The teacup is soooo cute and what a bargain!!!! Que la disfrutes!!!

littlethings1 said...

Thanks !!! So you can't use a copy of a vintage piece ? Are you using an image from a magazine , or an art print ... ect ! ??
Thanks
Eunice

Princesa Nadie said...

Tu taza es sencillamente encantadora con sus alegres colores y sus bonitas flores
Me alegro de encontrarte de nuevo en este Martes para compartir un té
El transfer es precioso
Un Beso

maría cecilia said...

la florcita celeste me parece que es agatea, la otro no logro reconocerla... preciosa la taza!111

Penny said...

A very Charming Teacup and saucer,and at a wonderful price.
Lucky you.

Hugs,
Penny

Terri said...

Ah, what a bargain! It is a very happy little cup. The flowers are very pretty. It really doesn't look like a cup made in China, it looks like the type made in England. I wonder what China company made it.
Interesting!
Hugs,
Terri

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

for 69cents, that is really a great buy! and pretty too!