Sunday, January 8, 2012

Teacups,not only for tea

Teacups are so pretty,and I had bought a few alone ones in the hope of finding a similar,not always matching saucer.

In the meantime, I decided to make them useful, while enjoying their beauty, instead of keeping them out of sight in a cupboard.

Today we went hunting, and you can guess what I was hunting for.  Yes more lone teacups.  Alas at the antique shops we visited,they were so over the top prices,it made me wonder how on earth they possibly make any sales.  I don't get a kick out of paying too much for my treasures.

So it's back to the charity shops.

 They measure as you might know 1 cupful, and are easier to lift the stuff out of the canister.

So it makes sense that a small pretty coffee cup measures 1/2 cupful
Much prettier than the plastic equivalent don't you think?

I have found I can measure 1/4 or 1/3 easily using the 1 cup;

I found this large 2 cup size quite a while ago and have been using it for collecting the stock when I cook a chicken.  Now it has pride of place with my new,vintage pretty measures.

I so enjoy opening my cannisters now.

Now I find these quite ugly,and really don't see me using them again. 

I am visiting 
 House in the Roses today for Show off Your Cottage Monday 
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday 
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Thursday Teacups and Tea Things at Antiques and Teacups and
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Phew the list is getting longer, I so enjoy visiting these gorgeous blogs and meeting such interesting other bloggers
Happy New week everyone 
and Thank you to all those lovely blogger friends who take the time to visit
You are always welcome
xx jeanetteann


High Street Cottage said...

Very pretty! I've seen this before, but with a much larger jar of granola. I love your vintage bins. And the cups are darling. My jar of bird seed has a pretty little scoop as it's too small for something like this, but now seeing your post I think a small creamer would be pretty, such fab inspiration, thank you!

Michael Ann said...

Oh, I love this idea! I have quite a few little antique tea cups as well and never thought of doing this. Great idea!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I never thought about how much a teacup measures--I am going to check mine out and use them like that too. Makes measuring so much more fun:)

Mariette said...

Dearest Jeanette,

Clever idea for re-purposing things!
Just followed you here and invite you to come see my blog where I have a Worldwide GIVEAWAY of a 925 silver alphabet angel charm of choice from Tuscany, Italy.
Love to you,


Gina said...

I love this idea! It is both clever & pretty. I need to go searching for pretty teacups now.

Mariette said...

Dearest Jeanetteann,

Thanks for taking my button home with you!
Forgot to comment on those incredible rosebud embroidered items in your header... What a treasures!

Love to you,


Kathy said...

This is pure LOVELINESS! I just love it! I am going to replace all my cup measure scoops with teacups! It will make baking etc... all the more enjoyable by surrounding ourselves with loveliness! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness!
God Bless,

Antiques And Teacups said...

Great idea! I have orphans on my desk that I use for paperclips, tags and pins. Thanks for your visit and linking with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Brilliant idea, and boy oh boy suddenly my icky scratched mismatched bleh plastic measuring cups don't meet muster either!

Thanks for the post and grand idea!

Liz said...

Oh my gosh! I have those same old Tupperware measuring cups! :P I have blue and white tea cups in my flour and Bisquick jars. I never use them for measuring though...I think I will have to re-think that. :)

Thanks for the info!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
I use orphaned teacups too in my canisters. They are so much prettier than the old plastic ones.
To be honest, I've never actually measured one though. I will have to look into that. I love the blue one with the houses on it!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cups with us.


Ana said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
I like this alternative much better than the regular measureing cups. So much prettier. Wonderful idea.

Hugs and Kisses,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a charming idea. So cottage!

{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

What a great idea Jeanette, I absolutely love it and will share it with others. Thanks for posting about it xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I remember using a tea cup for a measuring cup back in the olden days! I may do this again now, too! ♥

Marie said...

Now that's a great use for teacup. Why in the heck do we use those ugly measuring cups anyway. Happy New Year Jeannette!

Johanna said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
I am a bit late for the tea party but your idea is great. The pretty cups are really versatile and look much better. Thank you for sharing the good idea.
Best greetings, Johanna