Sunday, September 27, 2009

Recycling a teapot

A couple of years ago I went to a thrift shop and purchased this nice little teapot. It was the perfect size for me and I really liked it and used it almost every day.

Then, about 6 months ago, my teapot began to crack. It had a little crazing and then just formed a little crack. The crack wasn't really so bad, but the teapot developed a leak and rather than throw it away, I decided to re-purpose it.

I thought it would make a perfect flower container, but there was that leaking to contend with. I solved that problem by putting the flowers in a small plastic cup and then lowering the cup into the teapot opening.

I love the finished result. It looks beautiful to me, especially on the old English sideboard in my entrance.

Do you have something you have re-purposed? If so, let me know and I will share it

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