Even I really enjoyed doing the Vintage Tea photo shoot. I was a great chance to really flex some creative muscles. I wanted to make something that really spoke to the collection. We have an amazing Maple tree in our side yard and I scoured all kinds of thrift stores and vintage markets to find pretty and interesting china and ceramicware to create a Retail Display with Hanging Tea Cups from the branches of the tree. It ended up being so much better than I could have imagined. Though I will tell you I received some strange looks form the neighbors hanging tea cups from the tree.
I was a little more careful when I hung them at the Farm Sale. I wanted to make sure they wouldn’t fall on anyones head so I only hung them over display pieces, not where anyone would be walking.
The challenge was finding enough branches to cluster them close enough together from various heights so they wouldn’t all hang in a straight line. Luckily I was able to reach enough of them with a ladder.
When it finally all started to come together, it was so thrilling. It did take a little bit of patience to get them all at the same height. They looked so good against the vintage silver hung on the fence. it really created nice contrast.
While I was prepping for my shoot, there was a lot of excitement from the area wildlife.
There was the standoff between our dog and the neighbors cat. Through the entire shoot something kept hitting me on the head. I finally realized there was a squirrel in the tree and he was not happy is was under his house at all.
He even came down for a look. I was hoping he wasn’t going to start chewing through my carefully placed twine.
When everything was finally in place and the tea cups were at all of the right heights, my model came over so we could start the photo shoot.
An my model was a good sport, even when I made her climb a tree for some of the shots.
Doesn’t she look gorgeous? The handmade crocheted hat is a part of the collection! And I wish I was able to use this sweet tea cup on a stack of books, but I just ran out of room and a place to use it.