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Sunday, October 17, 2010

One of a Kind...

About a month ago, my sister and I were traveling and stopped at this antique/thrift store.

Would you have stopped?

I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical, however, it was a diamond in the rough.
Stuff N Such is owned and operated by the sweetest little lady. She was very proud of her shop and has everything organized and clean. If you're ever in Llano, Texas, be sure to drop in, you won't be disappointed!

Back to my story...
My sister and I were on a mission: we were looking for anything that we could turn into tassels.
She came across this was a loner. Sadly, there was no trace of any matching pieces.

 The color was perfect for my home.
We turned it over and saw this stamp:

That was the selling point, I love collecting anything stamped "Bavaria."

So, here it is, about a month later.
I pulled out various trims and began to work...

...and turned the lone cup into a tassel.

From a "loner" to a "one of a kind" piece that helps to make my house a home!

I'm linking to Susan's, Between Naps on the Porch, for her Metamorphosis Monday, Martha's, TeacupTuesday, over at Martha's Favorites, and Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for her Thrifty Thursday. Be sure to drop by these parties for loads of fun and inspiration!

Thanks so much for visiting, enjoy your day!


  1. Sharlotte,
    This tassel is so your THRIFTY cup:) You did a wonderful job turning her into a beauty!


  2. What a great idea and so pretty. I just love the sweet Bavaria piece turned tassel.


  3. Oh I love it. I would never have thought to use a cup, but it looks stunning. The cup is also fantastic. Beautiful tassel. Hugs, Marty

  4. Pretty, the black and gold look very elegant-enjoy:@)

  5. I love your one-of-a-kind piece! Gorgeous cup! The colors would work nicely in my house too.

    Nice stopping by your sweet place here :)

    Kindly, ldh

  6. Sharlotte,

    You tassel turned out BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors... I love the pretty "inside" of the cup... I love the long fringe...

    Great job!

  7. That is such a totally adorable idea!!! Love it! Thanx for stopping by earlier! I look forwarding to reading more!

  8. You are fabulous - and so is this tassel. Perfectly adorable - what a great idea! Always love your special ideas - and your photos!


  9. Hi Sharlotte! Oh, I love that you made this gorgeous tea cup into a tassel and a very pretty one too! So pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. I love that you turned the tea cup into a tassel! What a cute name for a shop! Glad you stopped!
    Now I am headed to read your Mississippi Mud Cake recipe! The photo looks delicious :)

  11. Hi Sharlotte,
    Well, aren't you the crafty one? I love your teacup tassel! The teacup itself is very pretty. This is my first time here and I've enjoyed my visit. Thank you and have a wonderful day.


  12. Hello :) What a fabulous idea, and your cup/tassle is just've given the lonely sweet cup a new & beautiful life! Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!!

    Warmest, Brenda

  13. What fun! Tea cup to tassel! Clever.Happy Tea Day!

  14. Your Bavarian tea cup tassel is gorgeous! You did a lovely job making it.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

  15. Hi there!! I am your newest follower from the Tuesday linky!! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely. You can find me at

  16. What a wonderful make over for that poor wonderful loner cup. The new tassel is just beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing.


  17. Hello there dear Sharlotte,

    I just love your elegant and fun teacup tassesl made with your Bavarian teacup!

    Wow! ~ What a fabulously creative and oh-so -pretty idea that you and your sister had..,

    Love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    You are most warmly invited to pop by for a tea visit to participate in our little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland' sometime!

    ..,(This week has marked my 53rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', blog teaparty, my 44th, 'Wednesday Tea For You And Me And Thee'). ~ Also with dear Pam, (of );,she and I have celebrated our 25th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.., Fun!

    ~ I guess you could truly say; 'I love Afternoon Tea'!

    I would love to share yet another Tuesday Tea, heartwarming visit and cup of tea with you!

    Cheers from Wanda Lee
    and also @

  18. Your teacup tassel is beautiful. What a unique idea.

  19. Such a creative idea!
    It looks really beautiful!
    Happy day,

  20. Wow! I have never seen a cup with tassles. It is so pretty. What a great idea! Have a wonderful week. I hope you will join us again next week. Blessings, Martha

  21. I love how you did this! Your tassle is unique and beautiful! Hope you don't mind if I borrow your cup idea. ;-)


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