Saturday, November 26, 2011

Transferware Teacup Christmas Tree

Who has their Christmas tree up and decorated?
Not me. 
I am just getting my Christmas decor out but thought I'd repost my tree from last year that I decorated with red/pink transferware teacups.  There are about 50 teacups on the tree. In addition to the teacups I used a variety of collected red ornaments, garlands and ribbons. 

I have a recurring theme of birds throughout my house and they've made it to my Christmas decor too.  Some birds are tucked inside the transferware cups.


Some birds are clipped onto the tree branches.
 Grandma Judy sent Ashton home with a collection of bird ornaments she's saved for her, so those were added to the tree as well. 
I love the color amber.  I have several strings of amber colored lights.  My favorites are old fashioned, real glass bulbs in a pine cone shape.  Don't you just love the glow of twinkling Christmas lights?




As I did when I was a child, I still like laying on the floor and looking up at the Christmas tree. 



I have some more teacups that I might try to add to the tree this year, or maybe I'll decorate a green tree with brown cups.
I can't wait to get the house decorated for Christmas!




48 comments:

  1. Loved it last year, love it again this year! Diane

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  2. Nancy, Your tree from last year is simply gorgeous. LOVE the red transferware cups and the flocked tree. Perfect holiday look.
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  3. Oh my gosh Nancy that tree looked beautiful!! That last shot of the whole room is stunning! I started my decorating yesterday and so far have two trees done.

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  4. I love that you used your transferware on the tree! The bird in the cup is so cute! Clever girl you are. : )

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  5. LOVE your teacup tree! I'm swooning over all the red transferware! Gorgeous and so fun. Happy Pink Saturday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Happy Pink Saturday. Grandma Judy's birds are beautiful as is your tree. The teacups are really unique and lovely - love the birds tucked in the cups. Enjoyed reading your profile. That's awesome that what you love doing became your career. Makes it enjoyable doesn't it? Sounds like you have a great family. Enjoyed my visit. Thanks, Jenn

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  7. What a spectacular tree!!! I love cranberry transferware, but my collection is in blue and white. The lights are exquisite and your dining room is breathtaking. I can't stop looking at it! Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Terri

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  8. So, so Christmasy - all so beautiful :)

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  9. Being a tea lover, I adore this tree! Red is my favorite color, too. Are you sure it's not meant for me, Nancy??!!

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  10. That's one of the most beautiful Christmas trees I've ever seen! I love, love, love it! Now I'm going to be collecting red transferware teacups so I can try it! Thanks for sharing!
    Cindy

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  11. this is just the cutest tree ever, i LOVE IT!

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  12. This is so pretty, love the little birdies inside the cups!!

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  13. Love your tree. I have some of those cups tucked away in a cupboard. Will have to search them out and hang them on my tree. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  14. Beautiful, Nancy! I love your tree and I'll bet any decorations look great on it. I just got my tree up and together and put the lights on. I still have to do the ornaments, which I'll try to do some tomorrow and finish it up next week. I keep walking around with the little things trying to find homes for them!

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  15. That is one amazing tree. How did I miss this post last year??? I love transferware and I love tea cups, therefore how could I not love your tree. It's unbelievable.

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. oh that is darling! how about a green and purple cup tree????

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  17. Gorgeous tree...aren't you afraid some will fall and break!

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  18. I love this tree! I have just discovered red transferware and have asked for pieces for Christmas. Can't wait to start my collection, and seeing these pictures makes me so excited for Christmas!

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  19. How beautiful! Happy decorating!
    Here from Seasonal Sundays.

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  20. So pretty! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

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  21. What a gorgeous C'mas tree, specially with the transfer teacups and birds! Hugs, FABBY

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  22. I love this idea! I never thought of using teacups on the Christmas tree, but it looks just beautiful!!! I wish I could do this with my tree. Thanks for sharing this inspiration and have a great week. :)

    Denise

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  23. Oh my, what a beautiful tree! Love the little birds tucked in the tea cups, wonderful. Laura

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  24. This was my very favorite tree last year! I was hoping you would bring it back or re-post it. It's just wonderful!

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  25. What a gorgeous tree! The room looks so inviting.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  26. I have just started collecting red transferware. Sadly I only have one cup and saucer! Looks so pretty on the tree.

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  27. What a wonderful idea! Your home looks lovely for the holidays!

    Wanda

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  28. I'd never thought of a tea-cup tree, but I love the idea!

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  29. How absolutely charming! I love this idea! I have had a teacup collection for years, but most of them are stored away because I no longer have the room to display them. I may just give this a try.

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  30. What a nice idea! That is beautiful!

    -Keri

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  31. I love your tea cup tree. (Loved it last year, too!) I haven't started decorating, but hope to this week. Have a good time.
    Beckie

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  32. Love this all to pieces!! I have always wanted to do a blue and white tree with my cups...Now you got me thinking and inspired! Your dining room photograph is beautiful!
    Miss Bloomers

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  33. I would be happy to lay under that beautiful tea cup tree! You'd have to wake me up Christmas morning ;o)

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  34. Beautiful tree Nancy!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  35. What a gorgeous tree. Such a novel idea for a tea lover. Precious idea.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  36. We bought an artificial tree this year and started a new tradition with the grandchildren decorating it. So I have a Christmas tree plus all my Autumn decorations. :)

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  37. Oh, my Lord, Nancy, this tree is gorgeous! Only you could do something this lovely! Your dining room is so beautiful too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. When I saw this linked up at BNOTP, I thought, "I bet that's Nancy!" Indeed it was, I just love it my friend.

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  39. Ohhhhh Nancy! I didn't see this last year. I'm so glad you reposted! GORGEOUS!!!

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  40. Nancy, I know you hear this a lot, but I love your tree! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings, Audrey

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  41. Your tree was lovely - I would be so anxious to put it up again! Beautiful dining room, too

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  42. Seasons Blessings Nancy,

    I am IN LOVE with your tree - flocking and pink transferware are a GORGEOUS combination. Thank you for the inspiration...

    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  43. Oh how lovely! And what a fun idea you have given me - to decorate a small Christmas tree with the pieces from one of the toy tea sets for children - perfect for extra big smiles on the granddaughters faces. Thanks for a lovely visit.

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  44. Nancy, You knew I would love this tree covered in transferware cups. Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining my party last week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  45. This tree is probably the most delightful tree ever, Nancy. It is so gorgeous and I am so happy you re-posted it this year and linked it to the Christmas Tree party at 2805!

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  46. Nancy - your tree is such an inspiration. So many elements I love = red, transferware, cardinals, amber glass...you've done a beautiful job :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!
    Gail

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