Friday, August 29, 2008

More Teapots and Collections

I am participating in Kelli's of There's No Place Like Home Friday Show and Tell. {Click on this link to read more about it.}
Show and Tell
Last week's teapots was just a small dent in my collection. I no longer know how many I have. Some are boxed up for seasons. Now every time I open a gift, it is usually a teapot. I love them so I do not mind. I have many Christmas ones and they are boxed up in the basement or attic and will come out in a few months. Looking at this photo at eye level, it is not displayed very well. I will have to work on that. I think you can click on this photo to enlarge it. To the left is a disney tea set from Beauty and the beast. It is for looks, not to use. DH and DD got it for me years ago. Clocksworth came to an untimely demise a few years ago on my terracotta floor. I do keep tea bags stored in the armoir in that is in the back. She is the tea caddy.

The blue set with the fall leaves is a set my mom got me several years ago. Next week it will be displayed for fall. I store it here the rest of the year. There are two milk glass candle stick holders that were my grandma's. The large milk crock in the center was one of my great grand mother's. It has a USA stamp on the bottom. Very heavy and probably 75-100 years old. I don't use it. Just wipe off the dust and leave it alone. I do not want it to come to any untimely demise on my terracotta floor. As you can see, I like blue and white. :-). And I am not a stranger to foux finishes.
The cabinet I bought at unfinished furniture and DH and I painted. I did the crackling. Did not turn out exactly like I wanted, but I still love it. I do want to tone it down some and thanks to all my new blogging friends, I now know how to do it. :-)
While the wall looks cream in this photo, it is several shades of yellow. I did a foux finish (dry brush glaze) that I just love. Several shades of yellow. However, under that particular wall of paint (ceiling paint and primer...) are several samples of foux finishes. Yep. I painted this room 2 times, did not like it. Had to prime it, found out some finishes... only ceiling paint will only cover up. (Yep ladies, when primer will not work, ceiling paint will always cover. So file that away for when you get in trouble. ) So, I got tons of samples of paints, mixed with glazes and put them in strips on that wall. That way, when the sun touched it at different times of day, I could see it and decided if I liked it or not. The combination I have now I liked the best. :-)

I also found a better photo of the chandelier I painted and DH installed for me last week.
We have 4 little birds. 3 budgies. Here is the Daddy- Tweety on the left and Mama- Candie on the right:

And here is their son, who we hatched a couple of years ago, Elvis. He is a called a harlequin. A beautiful coloration.

And here is Zoey the Grey. (If I ever get another grey I am going to call it Gandolf.)

Right now, they are all molting. I have feathers everywhere. I am also very surprised that these little fella's are not totally nekkid! But they seem to be covered! But I have a lot of dusting and vacuuming to keep up with. Life of being a bird owner I guess.


ceekay said...

Your tea items are lovely. And the chandelier is great!

Kelli said...

I love your teapots, Melissa! I have a weakness for blue dishes. :) I hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Carla said...

What sweet tea pots. I don't drink tea, and never have, yet I'm so drawn to tea sets! I love the blue of your cabinet! Thank you for sharing.

GrumpyAngel said...

Adorable tea pots. And I love your cabinet. That's a lovely shade of blue. What is it called?

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhh, adorable teapot from the Disney movie. And I don't see anything wrong with the display?!! It's very pretty as is!

And're telling me that you PAINTED this chandelier? Whoa.....great job! I like the beauty and simplicity of the design. And it looks lovely all lighted. Pretty, pretty, pretty.

Pink Slippers said...

Your teapots are sweet. And beautiful chandelier. You did a great job. and I know what you mean--Mommyhood can get you away from lots of things.

Jeanne said...

Melissa, I think your teapots are treasures. So sweet. just like you. Your faithful visits and comments have been so welcome. I am glad to have so many blogging friends like you. It has really lifted me up this week during this knee replacement surgery. It is very painful to say the least, and I am so pleased to have such dear friends whom I have not met.

Blessings and love...Jeanne

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Melissa,
Your teapots look great with the cabinet...and I love your fixture.

You've changed your blog too...haven't you??? looks great!

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Missy,

Those teapots are pretty!!!

Charlotte said...

Love the way you painted the chandelier. Love the teapots also.

Hadias said...

Very pretty. I like the white ones especially.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

That is a nice picture of the chandelier. I love your tea pots. I really enjoy a cup of hot chai tea.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing your S&T! Love your tea pots, and birds, and chandy!


Anne Fannie said...

Hello Melissa, I missed Show and Tell Friday because my Mom is here at my house, but I had to peek at your post. I love your tea items, but the birds, they are my favorite. I love birds too, I have a Blue and Gold Macaw Parrot named Alabaster!
Love, Ann

Jessica said...

Oh what sweet birds! The life of a bird owner is never dull. :) I wanted to name Riley, Elvis butmy daughter reminded me that we had fish when she was little and we named them Elvis ( 1,2 & 3 ) and they didn't survive very

Fifi Flowers said...

Your parakeets are beautiful... I used to have two and I wrote a childrens book about them... hoping it will be in print by Valentines Day!