Friday, April 3, 2015

A New Shabby Shelf for Teacups!

Welcome Sweet Teacup Friends to

"A New Shabby Shelf  for Teacups!"

When Mr. Cottage and I first finished painting the sideboard, the plan was to hang a shelf above it.

  We have been searching for one for some time.
And our treasure hunting paid off!

Last weekend we found this one at Penny Pinchers in Bellingham.  

After seeing my eyes light up ~ Hubby knew I spotted the one of my dreams and  he knew that there was no turning back. 

He didn't even complain when hanging it up.

This is how the sideboard  looked  before the shelf...

And After!

Now I have a little more room in my cupboards.

And I can enjoy decorating the shelf and changing it's look.  

Perfect to display Transferware teapots and 
Mason's Vista  teacups?

Thank you for visiting me today to see

"A New Shabby Shelf for Teacups!"

Have a Wonderful Week Dear Teacup Friends!

And Happy April to you!

See you next time.


This week I will be joining these beautiful blogspots:

Bernideen's ~
Friends Sharing Tea
Beverly ~
Pink Saturday
Martha ~ 
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
 Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there!


  1. Oh that cupboard is a delight and looks lovely above your sideboad. I also love the mirror you had before. Perfect cupboard for your transfere ware...thank you for sharing...HPS Michelle

  2. Wow, what an incredible find! Your new cupboard with all of its detailed carvings is just beautiful. It fits perfectly above the sideboard and really accentuates your large transferware collection. Your collection looks so impressive on the cupboard. What a wonderful early Easter gift!

  3. I LOVE it! If you ever get tired of it, toss it my way!!! And lovely tea set!

  4. Your new shelf fits perfectly. I love the look. You will have so much fun decorating and changing out over the seasons. What a great new treasure. So happy for you!

  5. Hi Karen,
    I LOVE your new shelf and the red transferware! What a fabulous collection you have! The shelf is a beauty and you are sure to have lots of fun changing out the china. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea today. Happy Easter Monday!


  6. Oh Karen,
    Youve found the perfect shelf for above your sideboard. Isn't it wonderful when you find the right one and that your sweetie realized it? It looks fabulous with all your red transferware on display.

  7. What a great find, Karen! Your red transferwares look fantastic in their new home!

  8. Karen: The shelf is perfect! Now you have room for more cups! Sending hugs your way, Martha

  9. Dear Karen:
    Your transferware - I love. I just saw on etsy that Vista/Mason's is from the 1930's. I have a few pieces I used last Christmas. It is wonderful. I am wanting to combine these 3: Vista Mason's, Enoch Woods English Scenery and Spode Tower. I love the mixing thing. Your shelf looks wonderful over the buffet! I do so love the shabby chic as it is so FRESH!!!

  10. The shelf is perfect. It just finishes off the room perfectly!!!!

  11. Dear Karen,
    What a joy to see your beautiful china displayed that way. The shelf is perfect! You can see them so much better that way. You have an absolutely lovely collection. Like Bernideen, I love the mixing of patterns. I have started collecting pink (or red) transferware dinner plates.
    Great find!!! Ruthie

  12. What a beautiful china shelf and I love the way you decorated it with your lovely red transferware!. It is perfect for your dining room. So happy you found it! Happy Spring to you!

  13. Your display of red transferware is wonderful! I love your display shelf and it looks just fab! Well done! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!