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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tea Room Tour

I am so excited to have the tea room finally finished and ready for a tour!

Come on in.....

I wanted to use a pair of lamps that belonged to my mother and  so I built the whole color scheme of the room around them.

It was quite a challenge because the color of the lamps is not one I normally use.....

I had to select the accent pieces very carefully....
I am very happy with the result!

Here is what that side of the room looked like when it was a potting shed.

There are two entrance doors to the tea reason is because it is made from vintage doors that we had collected for years.   H put them all together and made a room that is approx.  6 x's 3 doors wide by 2 doors deep.  

I showed you this side of the room in a previous "sneak peek" post.       I've made a few changes since you last saw it....

I added some flowers to the lamps....

Kyleigh wanted her musical angels in our tea room,  so I have one on each end table

I put a pitcher and wreath on this chair for the photo,  but it will normally hold one of Ky's dolls at the tea party....

Here is our bench.....

oops .....I almost forgot to show you a before photo of that side .

H put big shelves all  around the tea room to hold my big cakes,  tea pots,  and tea cups....

The back side of the room is made from the sliding glass doors that were hung between the family room and the sun room.
Here is the door that that sits between the two front doors.

Ky has her favorite tea pot ready for tea this afternoon....

Here is how that space looked before

Here is the upper part of that door....

and how it looked before....

I hope you enjoyed my tea room tour.    

  It took a long time to finish the transformation  from potting shed to tea room,  but it was so worth it!


  1. Penny!!!
    I am so jealous!!! Beautiful!! I love your Mother's stunning lamps! I have a ting for lamps, you know....
    I love the colors you chose and all the beautiful pieces that you have chosen to decorate this magnificent place with! Once again, H has worked his magic for you!! LOVE all the teacups and cakes up on the shelves!! I hope that you will take close ups of those shelves to share with us soon...hint...hint...


  2. Penny, I absolutely love it. It's a big girl's playhouse. If I lived nearby, I would come over and play. I would love a place like this myself. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  3. Your mother's lamps are gorgeous! I love the colors; a little more goldish than your pretty pink pastels, but you certainly matched them well! Your finished tea room is just precious!

  4. Wow! You and H really did so much work. And your decorating and collecting is amazing. That really came out beautiful. I can tell that you love your home and decorating. Good for you. It always looks like you have so much fun in your romantic home:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  5. eeee! I love, love, love this!! I want one of my own. :D Your newest follower!

  6. Well done, Penny and Co!

    I am praying you aren't living in an area that has earth tremors though - hopefully not, that'd be awful!

    One has so much to see and admire in this amazing space - yes indeed it is a big girls play house.

    Your Momma's lamps was a wonderful inspiration to work around and you nailed it perfectly. : - )

  7. What a sweet and fun space Penny! I'm sure you will be enjoying many tea parties there with your little Ky! Enjoy, it's Great! Blessings, Cindy

  8. What a beautiful little house!! You've done a gorgeous job, this is just wonderful! Congratulations on a job well done!!

  9. Wow, that is just beautiful, very magnolia pearly.
    hugs and cake

  10. Hi Penny
    wow, that is such a transformation!!! Your room is gorgeous! Love your Moms lamps. Love the whole thing. You will have such wonderful memories in there, I am sure of it.
    have a great day

  11. Wow it is just amazing all the work that he did and to use old doors is just so cool. As always your decorating is just wonderful, love the shelf to show off your cakes and all those tea cups. Amazing transformation you both did!

  12. Oh, what an adorable tea house, Penny! You are so very fortunate to have a hubby who can build that for you. My hubby has many talents but building is not one of them. Anyway, I enjoyed seeing every inch. What fun you will have sipping tea in there. I'm glad you have shared this with us and joined me for tea. Have a lovely day.


  13. So fun hoe you enjoy this space! I'm survey outdo looks beautiful

  14. Penny,

    your tea room is just amazing! I would never get any chores done if I had that beautiful spot to relax and dream in. Thank you so much for sharing it with me!

  15. Wow, that's quite a transformation! I love your metal Tea Time sign, that would look lovely in my kitchen!

  16. You created a such gorgeous tea room ! I love it very much!!! It' s full of romantic treasures and very clever ideas. You are so inventive and talented.

  17. Absolutely amazing, Penny! My son used to collect old doors. I wonder what he did with all of them. What a unique way of using them. :) Beautiful!!

  18. such wonderful improvements. Love how you found a big area to hang and display teacups!

  19. Oh Penny, that is such a beautiful tea room... I am very jealous (in a good way), I imagine you having such wonderful time there and I am happy for you. What a lovey idea to convert that potting shed into a gorgeous tea room... splendid idea indeed!

  20. Penny, I so very much enjoyed the tour of your tea room!!! I LOVE how you decorated it! I've always been drawn to the "old time" vintage florals and colors. The Lord has blessed you with abundant decorating talent! What an absolutely special and peaceful setting to enjoy a cup of tea.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  21. Your tea room is awesome, Penny! Thank you for the tour!

  22. This is a beautiful, girly space, and I love it! You have really done an amazing job of pulling together things to compliment your mother's lamps. What a fun spot.

  23. Oh my goodness! What an amazing transformation! That is just the sweetest, prettiest tea room ever!
    Thanks so much for sharing this loveliness at Something to Talk About!

  24. Oh Penny, what an incredible transformation! The end result took my breath away. You have put a lot of work and effort into your tea room and it shows. I hope you get many years of enjoyment from the sweet room :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Enjoy your day!

  25. What a beautiful, romantic transformation! How nice of your husband to help build it for you. I imagine that your will spend many a beautiful morning or afternoon sipping tea in it. I love how you designed it around your mother's lamps. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  26. So pretty!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  27. Wow! What a HUGE transformation! You must be so proud of the progress!! I love all of your vintage tea cups :) Thanks for sharing at the Talented Tuesday party!

  28. Penny, I am tickled to see that you didn't paint these gorgeous lamps. Love what you did with the shades. I am happy to be going home with H's mom's vintage lamp with roses....I had forgotten she offered it to us because it was too big to ship and being 95 she was not up to the task. Am looking forward to deciding where to put it in our home.


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