Monday, April 26, 2010

Flea Market Finds

This week has been so full of  Uni work and preparations for my daughters 21st that I haven't had time to Op-Shop - sad but true. I am planning a remedial trip tomorrow as a little reward - once I have baked 3 dozen mini-quiches! Over the last few weeks I have gathered up a few tea-pots and those funny Troll dolls for a project so today I thought I would share the transformation from Flea Market Find to 21st- Birthday- party- table- decos!

Firstly you take a few tea-pots - the rule here was that they could cost no more than one dollar!

 

 Now, if you are squeamish or have a particular fondness for Toll dolls you should look away .... 

 
There was some dismembering involved I am afraid.

But I have to say this chap doesn't seem too concerned ...

 

Then the footsies are added to the pot/s -


And painted white.

Then it was time to decorate them with a few red hearts and voila! Perfect teapots to hold some flowers for an Alice in Wonderland tea-party methinks!

And the finished article full of paper blooms - there are very few flowers in my garden at the best of times and with the weather we have had over the past few months I just knew paper was a better option! Besides, they are kinda kooky!
So there you have it - a step by step transformation which entirely justifies all those sojourns to the thrift store and bodes well for future trips I believe! It is always fun to join in Sophie's meme, so head over to Flea market Finds and check out what the traesure hunters have found this week!

11 comments:

Enchanted Moments said...

These look fantastic....amazing to see ideas of others, especially when you can tuck them away for future use some time......well done.

Steph said...

That is so cool...as I scrolled down to each photo i couldn't help but say "oh wow!" and then "oh wow"...my hubby had to come and take a look and thought they were great too! Enjoy you week wherever it takes you :)

Tracey said...

quirky tea pots, I must say!

Me said...

i absolutely love those teapots.... I desperately want to go dismember some troll dolls and make walking teapots with them... is that wrong??? :) I love the paper flowers... did you have a pattern?? They look great!!

marian said...

oh no i LOVE trolls! BUT then i read on and saw what you created and i LOVE them! i LOVE all things Alice and your teapots on legs are absolutely AMAZING!! you are ssoo CLEVER!!

btw i hope you're just as creative with the trolls upper half :)

Sandy said...

At the beginning, I was like these are weird!! But after you painted them, I was amazed at how cute they turned out. Wonderful idea!

Just don't cut up any trolls that are worth big bucks. The site
http://www.trolldollsguide.com shows some trolls that are worth a lot.

Ok, so now I have find some cheap trolls and teapots at garage sales!

Kellie Christie said...

These teapots look amazing! You have really done a fantastic job! I can't wait to see photos from the tea party.

Anonymous said...

Just plain nutty darling...like us! x

Linda said...

these are absolutely fabulous love them sooo much

beadywitch said...

Love your pot's......

What a brilliant Idea,
I think i would enjoy being in your mind if only for a day.......

Tracey

Have only had a quick flick through ur blog, came here from the Beading forum, but i will definalty be back :)

PJ said...

totally love your teapots! they look awesome and really enjoying reading your blog.
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