Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tea Party Essentials

I've said before that "Thrifting is Hapiness" and boy, I meant it! :)  I've slowly but surely been gathering all of the "essentials" for my Wunkie Princess' upcoming "Cupcake and Tea" birthday party!  You can check out my DIY invitations here.  :)  My local thrift store has "half off week" at the beginning of each month (I KNOW! GREAT, RIGHT!?), and I usually hit the store at least three times that week!  Over the past two months, I've gathered the following tea cups, tea pots, and cake dishes (most of them vintage):

 The "Dream" sign was picked up by my mom-in law at her local Christmas Tree Shop for something awesome like $3.  Here is some more I picked up:
The complete green set with teapot and creamer, 5 teacups, 5 saucers, and 5 cake plates was marked at $15.  I got it for $7.  The two blue sets were each marked at $4 and $6.  The 2 pink teapots were each marked at $3.  Half off, baby! :) The teapot that says "Tea" is from TJMaxx, for $3. Oh and a free box to put it all in!  My grand total for Wunkie's tea party essentials: $16!!!! :) 

Aside from the actual tea sets, I purchased a vintage silver tray for $2, and a vintage silver cake stand for $4 at an estate sale.  I also purchased several crystal pieces at the same thrift store, during half off week for $1 each.  I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!  But I have to say, la piece de resistance, is this incredible vintage vanity with mirror and stool I scored on Craigslist for only $75!!!  

I can't wait to get started on it!!  Just look at those details!  The ball and claw feet!! AHH! :) Wunkie wants it to be pink, of course.  I really hesitate to paint such a lovely piece in pink.  I want it to be antique white!!  What do you think??

Linking at:

Beyond The Picket Fence

Organize and Decorate Everything

Stuff and Nonsense

Homemaker In Heels

Designer Garden


  1. that vanity is gorgeous!!! I would have a hard time painting it pink too! Would she be satisfied if you painted it white and added pink hardware or pink fabric to the seat??

  2. :) Isn't it!?! Seriously, I suggested antique white with Pink Crystal Anthropologie knobs, Pink Michael Miller fabric, and even maybe a pink stencil along the sides...she just kept shaking her head. LOL...she sure is stubborn! I wonder where she gets it from! ;)

  3. oh my great finds I love treasure hunting and just the other day I did a bit of my own :) come see me at

  4. :) Thank you!! Will definitely check your blog out! It's always fun when you find something amazing and pay so little for it! haha

  5. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity here and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

  6. Hello SJ! :) Thank you so much for your kind words! I will most definitely post to your awesome Blog Party! Thanks again for checking my baby blog out! :)


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