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Wednesday, March 7

I haven't shared with you some of the treasures I've bought recently. This year my daughter is turning 13 and after a chat we thought a high tea would be a nice way for her to celebrate.  So I've been slowly buying tea cups sets for her special day.  I have collected 2 for her and I have one of my own, I will still look for 3 more so it will be a small get together but I like them the best.  I will go looking for some pink for Miss 8 so when the girls are older each of them will have a set each in their favourite colours.
I spotted these old knives in an antique shop locally, just a little one that is reasonably priced and thought that they would go well with the old feel of her party.
This set of spoons I happened upon in op shop for a total of $10 I couldn't believe my luck.  I was thinking of making some of the spoons into these to give as a gift, is that bad since they are so old and lovely?  I often wonder how much you should keep an item original and how much is ok to change, what do you think?

I hope you've had a wonderful Wednesday

6 comments:

  1. Lovely tea cups. I have a bit of an op shop haul myself this week, including a tea cup trio. I always think if you are not going to use something as is, then go for the up-cycle. If your going to enjoy them as herb markers, it can't be bad, right?
    Carmel
    x

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  2. The tea cup sets are so pretty. Good luck with your hunt for pink ones. It's all in the hunt I say! My parents love those kind of butter knives - they have their own op shopped stash. I often buy gorgeous old treasures thinking I'll use them for craft but then I end up loving them so much that I can't bear to hurt them.

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  3. good finds Catherine. I love the old spoons just the way they are, but let's not forget, you are a creative genius. how on earth do you flatten them anyway?!?! Jane x

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  4. Beautiful finds. I think it's a great idea recycling old treasures. You're making them extra special x

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  5. Oh the teacups are a beautiful idea
    xx

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  6. I like your findings thay have a feeling of family and old. I found some lovely spoons as you did, I am using them every day, I am in favour of bringing old stuff into life again by using them for the purpose they were made.

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