Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cup and Saucer Storage

I loved this piece. A friend of mine made this by attaching an old vintage cup and saucer together with an upside down glass candle stick in the center between them. She attached them I believe with epoxy and also added a charm, some flowers and beaded wire curly cues as embellishment. I actually use it on my kitchen table with a glass votive holder in the cup. Wouldn't it be a great piece in the studio though! The cup section could be turned into a pincushion or it could be used for small scissors and/or other tools. You could keep short pencils in the top and your eraser in the saucer. Try keeping your crochet hooks or tatting shuttle in the cup. The saucer works great for smaller things you need to keep 'somewhere' handy such as needle threader, buttons, or small sponge for example.

Another nice thing about this piece is that it can be done in any style. Make it your style by using a stoneware cup or taller mug and saucer with maybe a wood or stoneware candle stick. Give it the 40's, 50's or 60's look with vintage cup and saucer from that era. Another idea might just be to epoxy a classic stemware piece to a glass saucer. Again, endless possibilities! I would love to hear some of your ideas!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful.....seems like we have more than a few things in common! I participate in Teacup Tuesday on my blog, so you may want to visit and see all the lovely teacups that are featured by the girls every week. Fun stuff.
And I crochet. But YOU make jewelry...haven't tried that yet!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Thanks Jan! And thanks for signing up to follow my new blog! It is a beautiful teacup isn't it. I do love tea things. I will have to check out your 'Teacup Tuesday' and you will have to try wire crochet for jewelry. Connie