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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Bird Nest Tea Cups

   Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

I posted this in 2019 but today, I am linking up to the If I Had a Tea cup Link Party!!!

Today, I will be sharing a little project that I recently did.....

But first, I want to Thank Charlene, over at A Pinch of Joy, from featuring my post,  An "Elegant Lady" Powder Room,  from last week's Busy Monday Linky Party!!

Thanks so much, Charlene!!

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I also want to Thank Kris, over at Junk Chic Cottage, for being so kind to gift me these sweet carrots!!
Look at how pretty they are packaged!!
I saw a post that Kris did about her past Easter Decorations and commented that I loved those carrots and would have to get some for next year.....
She offered to send me some because as she said the carrots are worse than Bunnies and multiply around her house every year!!

I love them!!

Even though I will not be decorating for Easter this year, i will be doing a little vignette with these darling carrots!!

Thanks again, Kris!!

Now that I FINALLY have all the Holiday and Seasonal decor packed away and up the attic, I am having a bit of fun and doing some crafting!!!

I was putting together my Summer "Treat" Tree up in my Craft Room and decided that I would "dabble" a bit with some of the tea cups that I normally use as ornaments on this Tree....

These cups have lost their saucers because of my clumsiness so I decided to make them feel special by dressing them up a bit.....

This cup has a marking that says "Germany" on the bottom of it.....
Love the flowers on it......

I did not want to buy anything new because I have a huge stash of craft supplies so I checked to see what I had in my stash and found 4 birds and 2 little nests that were bought at Dollar Tree a few years back......

I first glued some green sphagnum moss in to the cup along with the nest......
I found colored eggs, also bought at Dollar Tree, in with my Easter crafting supplies and chose to use pink and green eggs as that is the color theme in my craft room......

I glued the eggs into the nest and then glued the bird on to the outside of the cup......
And here it is on the Tree in my Craft Room!!!
Perfect for a Tree decorated for Summer!!!!
The next tea cup was part of a Vintage tea set with 4 cups and saucers, a tea pot, sugar bowl and creamer.......

The tea pot has "Japan" marked on the bottom of it
I did the same thing with this tea cup......
And here is this one on the Tree......
I bought 5 of these tea cups at a yard sale........
I loved the design on them......
I think they were actually from a dinnerware set......
I had used up the 2 bird's nests that I had left so I decided to just use the sphagnum moss and the colored eggs........
Since this was a larger cup, I decided to glue the bird to the inside of the cup instead of to the outside of the cup.....
I made up 2 of these since I only had 2 more birds left.......

And here they both are on my Tree.......
This was a simple little craft project using things that I already had.........

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made Bird's Nest Tea Cups!!!

In my next post, I will be sharing my Summer "Treat" Tree in my Craft Room......
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  1. Hi Debbie, how sweet to receive the carrots from Kris. This is one of the reasons why I like the blogging community and how sweet and giving some of them are. I love the teacup birds nests you made, They look perfect for Easter decorating.
    Enjoy the week

  2. I don't decorate trees for any season other than Christmas, but your cute bird-nests-in-tea cups idea could be used in so many ways! Have a lovely spring,
    Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

  3. How cute are these? What a great idea. I know I have stray teacups around here. Kris is a sweetie. What a kind gift.

  4. Love the teacups and that tree! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. What a lovely idea! That is the sweetest Easter decor I have seen! HUGS! Annster's Domain

  6. This is such a lovely idea and a wonderful way to use teacups and pretty eggs. Very nice, Debbie!

  7. What a cute idea with the teacups. They look so cute. I will keep this in mind for next year. My Easter decorating is done for this year. I really cut back. I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your Facebook posts. Thanks for sharing such loveliness.

  8. Those teacup nest are adorable. I have always wanted to make tea cup bird feeders. Those carrots are sweet.
    Good job.

  9. Loved your teacups and your tree! I have used glass punch cups for Christmas ornaments with a bottle brush tree, "snow" and a Christmas figure. I have "married" teacups without saucers to saucers with a plain gold edge sometimes, but I love creative uses of lone cups! Will have to look at my lone cups through different lens now! Glad you are getting some crafting in. I bet your friends will get some lovely homemade gifts this year!

    1. Kathy,
      Thanks for stopping by!! I LOVE the idea of using punch bowl cups for Christmas and I think you have just inspired me to try my hand at making some!!

  10. Bird nest tea cup is so adorable that I desperately want make one. But, I don't have this kind of cup. All I've tons coffee mugs, though most of the I drink tea.

  11. I love birds nest in teacup myself! I found a box of birds thrifting so I can use them. One cannot have to many Spring birds nest! Your Easter displays are beautiful!

  12. Beautiful. Have a happy weekend. Hugs.

  13. beautiful teacups with the little birds and nest. so sweet. sweet easter displays you have!

  14. Your little birds in cups are lovely and the tree decoration is such a good idea! I am always sad after Christmas time when I have to take the tree away, I should find a place for a one that would bring joy in the home the whole year round.Have a nice weekend! Greetings from France!

  15. Beautiful china and I just love the little nests! Thanks for sharing at TFT!

  16. These are darling, Debbie! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  17. What a cute and creative idea! I love vintage teacups like this, and have a number of them myself. I love the idea of putting a bird's nest in it. So cute! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

  18. Beautiful. The bird in the cup is so sweet. Love everything :) Thanks for sharing at #CreativeMondays

  19. Those carrots you were gifted really are cute. I just love what you've done with the teacups. What a neat way to display them. My grandma used to collect tea cups, so I think of her when I see this! Thanks for sharing at #heartandsoullinkup

  20. Hi Debbie, popping over from the Thursday Favorite Things party. I love your Bird's Nest Tea Cups! So completely adorable. I'll be featuring them this week at the party! Thanks so much for always sharing you creativity with us! Hugs to you, dear lady, and a very Happy Easter to you and ours.
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance

  21. Those carrots are crazy-cute! What are they made out of? They almost look as if they were crafted with Wikki-Stix...

    1. Flossie,
      I think they are paper mache wrapped with twine....
      Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Easter!!

  22. Just adorable. These tea cup nests are sweet. TFS with #OMHGWW.

  23. Such cuteness today! Those teacup bird nests are adorable! You are one of my features today at Thursday Favorite Things, congrats!

  24. Debbie, those tea cups are adorable! I've never thought of gluing the moss and birds on, but now I know what project I'll be doing at my future home once we sell and move! Thanks for the inspiration.

  25. I love the nests in the tea cups and the carrots from another blogger. I just love this blog community. How are you feeling?
    Get well soon, Kippi

  26. This wonderful post is a CREATIVE feature on the May You're the STAR blog hop: https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2019/05/youre-star-week2-creative-may-2019.html


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