A Spot of Tea?

I found this candlestick and tea box at the local St Vincent’s Thrift shop the other day for less than $3.  The tea box is actually vintage.  It was made by a company called “Ma Beck” that went out of business years ago.

I thought it was pretty cute just as it was, but thought it could be cuter with a little makeover. I’ve been looking for something cute to put my tea bags in so I could leave them on the counter.   Since the Cowboy’s last surgery, he has enjoyed having hot tea at night.  I know!  Not very cowboy-ish, but he is a study in contrasts anyway since he bakes, cooks, builds and farms.  The only thing he doesn’t do is dishes!

So, I painted and glazed the candlestick and tea box and then Gorilla-glued them together.  I switched out the old, ugly knob with a cute key thingy I got from Elliotts recently.  I decided that since I wanted it to hold tea and in keeping with the vintage theme, I would keep the tea plaque.  To dress it up a little I added a couple doodads.  How is that for technical jargon?

My Cowboy and Valedictorian (aka smart, cute, and usually sweet daughter) weren’t all that impressed with it.  To quote them, “it looks like you painted it white, smeared on some brown stuff and are pretending it’s antique.”   Nothing like fanciful praise to validate me!

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  1. Very nice! Great makeover. Looks like it is suppose to be that way. Thanks for linking up!

  2. pfft. Silly girls! It looks fantastic! Great vision to put them together like that.

  3. Oh. Em. Geeee....this is fabulous! Seriously. Fabulous. What a great project!! =)

  4. Very cute! I really like it! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower!

  5. Great transforamtion. You can't go wrong with white.
    Thanks for linking to Shabbilicious Friday.


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