Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Months ago, I came across a blog called Designsponge and it was love at first sight when i saw the teapot lamp she created, so beautiful! I havent been brave enough to follow her tutorial as I dont have a large collections of teapots/cups for making the lamp and if i did, i'm scared of making a mistake and losing my precious china eventhough most i bought in charity shop for cheap prices, still...i dont have the heart to use them for my project.

Until...a few days ago, i dropped one of the teapot that i bought long ago from a charity shop, the lid was chipped a little bit and since i probably bought it for less than £5, i thought to myself, well here's your chance to make that lamp you wanted. So I did..

It's just an experiment so if i failed making it, i'm not too upset about it, I didn't even use teacups to stack on the teapot like in the tutorial, as i said, it's just an experiment. I didn't use a drill either, i just hide the lamp cable behind the teapot, as for the lamp itself, it's also from charity shop that i bought awhile back for £2 including the lamp shade, so all i did was super gluing them inside the teapot and added artificial flowers that i glued on a small plate to keep them in place and so the lamp wont wobble and secured.

I still want to try to make the lamp like in the tutorial though, maybe one day once i have the proper tools and spare china collection to play with. Because of this, I didn't make or bake cakes for my tea time tuesday submission, I do however enjoying the fresh taste of fruit salad consists of strawberries, Melon and papaya with whipped cream on top. Summer is a bliss.

Untill next time..

Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

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Rose Chintz Cottage



  1. Your teapot lamp turned out really well..how cute is that! I have seen the teacup/teapots lamps online as well, I really like them, but like you was a bit nervous drilling through my china (though perhaps worst case scenario one could then make a mosaic :P).
    The lamp goes really well with your table setting..is it in your bedroom or the living room?
    The fruit salad looks pretty yummy to me! :)

  2. It looks amazing, well done! So pretty as looks lovely where you have placed it. I really want to give this a go now :o) Scarlett x

  3. oh oh oh oh my!!!! You did a GREAT job with the lamp. You would NEVER know that it wasn't sitting in that teapot and perfect for when you want to change things up again. I have wanted to make one of those tiered serving trays with my pretty plates but alas I am too chicken, we are attached to our pretties!! YUMMY on the fruit salad, sometimes simple is BEST!

  4. Well done! I think your lamp turned out just fine. I have been wanting to make the 3 tiered cake stands with china plates and a tea cup, but am too nervous to drill the holes too! Maybe this summer we will both get brave and drill!

  5. Hi Susan,
    Your teapot lamp is very cute! You did a wonderful job and I'm loving it. It's a darling vignette with the print propped up. Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time and have a lovely day.


  6. One word, Susan.."Superb"! How wonderful, and you did a great job. Your daffodil tea pot lamp looks sooo pretty. I'm glad to see you have so many opportunities to create. How nice that even a mishap can turn into something grand.

    Have a gloriously creative day,
    Marianne xo

  7. Oh how pretty! I so want one of those teapot lamps too. What a way to set a mood. Thanks for sharing it with us Miss Tea! Happy Tea Tuesday!

  8. Wow Susan, that looks amazing!!! So what if you didn't do it exactly like the tutorial, it still looks great!!!

    I'm dying for some strawberries and seeing your dessert made my mouth water! I think I'll pick some up this weekend:)

  9. That is a wonderful teapot! I am just charmed! I must admit that your picture has made me very hungry and I am going to have to go have a bite to eat!!!I am new to all of this tea cup knowledge. I would love to have you stop in!

  10. Which do I like more the teapot or the fruit salad? Great work and enchanting photos. Like the bracelet over the spout.

  11. It looks fab Susan! Very Alice in Wonderland, I love it!

  12. Hi Susan,
    Oh your tea pot lamp is darling. You did a beautiful job and the display so pretty.
    The fruit treat looks very yummy! Perfect on a hot summer day.
    Thank you for sharing and I bet your next lamp will be just as pretty.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  13. I think whipped cream on fruit is one of the best ideas I've ever heard! Looks delish. Thanks for visiting my blog...I'm behind on my commenting so it took me a while to get here. I'm a new follower. Have a great rest of the week!

  14. this look amazing...
    Don't forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.

  15. This is fantastic - can you please give me the link to the tutorial, I would love to learn how to make one! Yours looks beautiful! x

  16. adore the lamp it is gorgeous! x

  17. You know me - anything tea/crockery related and I'm well on board!! It looks utterly fabulous!! :-)

    Jem Xxx

  18. What a beautiful post today! Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

  19. Oh, the new blackboard hearts in your shop are soo cute!

    Marianne xo


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