Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 2 of Visions of Sugar Plums: Altered Christmas Tea Set

The other day, my friend Marilyn came by. She was hanging out with my MIL and they both know a little something about antiques.

I was showing them my very not so silver tea & creamer set. I had bought them with the hopes I could polish them back to silver. Sadly, nothing worked and I came to the theory that perhaps they were pewter.

Marilyn cleared it right up. She said, nope, they probably were silver plated and someone didn't use the right stuff on them at some point...

And THAT my friends, gave me permission to haul out the gold spray & silver spray paint and glitter.

Kinda mixed up the gold and the silver a bit. And then decorated simply with some really luscious roses I found at the local green house/gift shop. They were a wee bit nicer than the kind you get at a big box craft store, plus I was buying local!

The gold twigs came from our trees and also got a spray paint treatment.

My post was created specially for a very cool holiday hop sponsored by Lori Hairston who blogs at ChouxChoux and has organized some fun for us at Christmas!

If you have a minute, take a trip through the blogs below. Some fantastic giveaways and inspiration.

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And in case you missed the glittery feet on the tea set...

Happy Tuesday and enjoy the hop! I'm back again Thursday, this time with MY giveway...here is a sneaky peaky!


  1. You sprayed them gold n silver ...I thought that was original color..Wow The spraying has come so even,I loved how you have dressed them up with those gorgeous roses !

  2. These are absolutely gorgeous, Mitra. I love the little feet that you added, all glittery. Reminds me of a little girl with new fancy shoes. Great job once again.

  3. This is gorgeous!! LOVING the flowers and the butterfly!!!!!

  4. Stunning! And love how you have presented them outside in the wonderful snow - with that fabulous scene! TFS

  5. Oh wow, what a lovely way to create a beautiful focal piece for your Christmas home d├ęcor - the tea set is wonderful. TFS.

    Toni xx

  6. Sooooo stunning creation,,,,,,,Mitra,,,,,,love it, love it.

  7. I imagine the tea service is happy to be beautiful and useful again. Glad you were able to repurpose them.


  9. This came out beautiful!
    Love the roses in it.
    Carla from Utah

  10. How beautiful and what a fabulous idea! We have several silver teapots - I've got to get busy making them Christmas-y!

  11. LOL!! Lucky you were given 'permission'....betcha would've done it sooner or later anyways!!! LOVE the pop of the red flowers...they look gorgeous...very Alice in WOnderland-ish!!!!

  12. Oh so gorgeous! Sure you are hating that snow too but from indoors it certainly does look dreamy!!

  13. Wow! This is so stunning collections of sterling silver tea set. These kinds of sterling silver pieces are perfect for the wedding gifts. Sterling Silver Tea Pot holds intrinsic value as a precious metal. Silver Tea sets looks very amazing and ready for your magical touch.


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