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Friday, January 29, 2016

Tea Cup Shelf

I have collected tea cups for years and am always looking for a new ways to display them.    

I had the white  shelf on the left wall in the kitchen and the shelf on the right was hanging on a wall in the garage....with it's  original  pine finish  (thank you H for giving it a fresh coat of matching white paint!).  

  My mother and I each bought one alike in the 80's,  so I came up with two when she passed away.

I took down the 3 identical mirrors that were on the wall in the formal living room and replaced two of them with my tea cup shelves.  
The 3 mirrors were hung in the master bath in the house that we lived in before we moved here.   I plan on hanging them over the vanity in the master bath here.....can't wait to show you how they will add some sparkle to my bath!

H altered the original shelves for me by adding cup hooks.....

On the left is a photo showing how my shelf looked in the kitchen.......

on the right is how BOTH shelves look in the living room

I replaced the shelf in the kitchen with a lit cabinet that was in the hallway.

I have just enough time to have a cup of tea  before I have to get ready for Kyleigh's 9th birthday party this afternoon


  1. Love, Love those shelves and everything else! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I do like those shelves, Penny! I think they look like pretty tiered cake plates. They look very nice in their new home. Blessings, Cindy

  3. Penny,
    I love those shelves and the tea cups that you have displayed on them!! They look great in the Living Room and by the way, those curtains are gorgeous!!


  4. Great display, Penny. You have some beautiful teacups- what fun you can display them like that. xo Diana

  5. Awesome! I love your sense of style!! I love the shelves and the teacups and teapots. I also collect them. I had a tearoom for a few years and miss being able to use all of mine all the time like I could in the tearoom!! Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!!

  6. Gorgeous! I too love to collect teacups. Whenever the hubby and I travel I try to pick up one or two as a way to remember each spot we visit. I love how you have displayed yours, especially with the cup hangers.

  7. I love them as a matching set of two, it really looks so nice and a great way to remember your mom and the fun you had each buying one. I need to get out my teacups!

  8. LOVE, love, love your teacup shelves! They are so pretty and you have some beautiful teacups too. I know you will enjoy them. Enjoy your weekend.


  9. These shelves are something else. I go to a lot of yard sales & have never seen one like them.I love everything you do, but these shelves & your fire place was my favor.Love that pink net & the lights you use. Another thing I love in your house is your beautiful long white drapes in your living/dinning room. It's all just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    1. These shelves were made by Ethan Allen. Mother and I each bought one at a local furniture store about 30 years ago and when she passed away, I took the mate to the one I had. hugs.....

  10. Ohh...i fell in love with your such romantic shelves! The tea cups look gorgeous displayed on the wonderful shelves

  11. Your tea cup shelve is very clever. Happy Tea Day!

  12. Your teacup shelves are wonderful. I have a few spots of my own for favorite tea things! ;)
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Everything is so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  14. Dear Penny:
    Everything looks so beautiful! Your home always looks so clean and inviting!

  15. Awesome tea cup shelf. You have a great taste when it comes on decorating your home. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I love the shelves. They really look great in the room, and the cups are so beautiful, too. :)

  17. Wh what a pretty way to display your teacups.
    TFS at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

  18. Those shelves are wonderful and so perfect for your delightful collection of teapots and cups!

  19. Penny your shelves are beautiful. I collect teapots. Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

  20. Penny, This is such a beautiful way to display your gorgeous tea cups! Those shelves are wonderful and the charm that it adds to your room is just lovely! I love coming over and visiting and being able to take a peak into your beautiful home! Thank you so much for linking up with us at for Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  21. Your tea cup shelves are gorgeous! And how sentimental to have the matching one that was your mother's... Thank you for sharing your romantic home with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

  22. Simply nice display, it adds up to your interior design.

  23. These displays are so gorgeous and vintage! Love your house! Thanks for linking up with all of us at the Tips and Tricks Link party!

  24. This beautiful post is one of the Highest CLIMBers on the March 2016 CLIMB blog hop - see here:
    Please link up your newest posts & you might just be featured again next month!


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