Tea for 2 Thrifty Makeover

I didn't plan it, but I think I'm a silver tea pot collector. This is the 2nd one I found at a thrift store and I couldn't resist it's charm, or the price. I knew I could use it for something.
The tea cups and saucers were way on the other side of Goodwill. There was only 2 that matched, but what a perfect set for 2 this made!
I got it home, and made tea in my favorite tea cup that looks nothing like these. No way was I using my finds for tea!!! I wanted to repurpose them...I wanted to make them over...but how?
Just buy $9 roses, that's how!! These lasted 2 weeks in our foyer on our black stereo console up against our silver platter wall. I hope you'll come see!

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  • Nan Nan on Aug 20, 2016
    Do you clean the tarnish off and shine the pot, or leave it as you found it?


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  • LINDA LINDA on Aug 07, 2017
    I, too, accidentally became a Silver teapot collector...just since February when my husband spotted a gorgeous tipping teapot ...I had to have it...and since then, I've found so many gorgeous different shapes. Another beautiful treat is painting the teapot...in say a vintage pink or rose or green or ivory then stencil, tole paint or apply water decals with a rose pattern, talk about unique and a conversation piece! Love your idea!!

    • Ginger Ginger on Aug 16, 2021

      I have a painted tea pot with flowers on a tray painted and a gift from an artist friend. It is beautiful on my buffet. She painted 8 for all the people at our table at an artist luncheon. All the other tables were jealous of us for our beautiful gift. Mine is in green but there were several colors. The black with some gold in trim was beautiful. 💐❤️

  • Geeswonderland Geeswonderland on Sep 16, 2017
    You got a deal on them tea cups they are anywhere between $5 and $10 at Goodwill over here.. Love the finished look!!