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Creative Friday #4 - Time for Tea

Welcome to Creative Friday #4! Today my project is inspired from a trip to England.

Once upon a time, I tagged along with my husband to England. I fell in love with the beautiful landscape and the history of the places we went.

I adored Bath,

and London.



Stonehenge was something to see,

and the little villages with their picturesque buildings...oh my. I loved it all!

But my favorite thing there? Tea time. The thought of a scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam makes me long to go back.


Of course, I've tried to recreate it here but clotted cream isn't something I can find, but tea? That I have in droves. :o) Now if I just had a pretty way to display all my different kinds of teas.

Then on my last trip to Canton, I found this cute little box on clearance at one of my favorite shops - Simplicity.
Loved the size but the Lost & Found on the front would need to go.

But its little compartments were perfect for a tea box and the price was right! Of course it came home with me.

Sadly, the color doesn't go with my house plus I needed to cover up the words. Time for a makeover!

First, I taped off the glass (yay for Frog Tape!), then painted a base coat of white.

The second coat was grey - I used Folk Art's chalk paint in Castle. (By the way, I'm not being paid to advertise for either them or Frog Tape. I just love the products).

A light sanding to let the white show through; I then added a new saying and painted a cute teacup - red, of course.

Afterwards, I sealed it with wax. I also decided to leave the inside the pretty aqua color although the partitions come out easily so painting it wouldn't be a big deal. I just like seeing that peep of unexpected color!
the inside of the box is washed out...trust me, it's still aqua!


I love it! It's whimsical, it looks cute in the city kitchen but the color will look nice in my farm kitchen too. I now can easily see my all my teas.

Done just in time for tea! I may not have an English cream tea to serve but homemade lemon bars are just as tasty.

Tea in a pretty teacup makes it even more special! Ahhhh, what a nice way to spend the afternoon.

Tea, anyone?



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Comments

  1. Cute idea! By the way, if you have a World Market around you.... they usually have scone mixes if you don't want to try it from scratch.

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  2. Love the pictures you took in England. Your box is so cute and just perfect for your assortment of tea.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  3. Your box is adorable ~ I love that definition for tea ;) Your England photos are just gorgeous. I'd love you to share this at Vintage Charm! Hugs, Cecilia

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  4. Very cute. Love your new tea box. I have never been a coffee person but love tea. Happy Weekend.
    Kris

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  5. The box is so pretty and yes tea in a pretty cup makes it feel special. As for your question about Kathleen's (Our Hopeful Home) blog name change. She is staying with Blogger. She just wanted to change her blog name and I set up her domain transfer at GoDaddy for her. Oh, your name thebfarm.com is available for .99 cents for 1 year.

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