Miss Party has several variations of ‘Teetering Teacups’ centerpieces for a Mad Tea Party so she is separating this idea into several posts to give you lots of ideas on what you might do with the same concept. Since each of Miss Party’s ‘found object’ sculptures is unique depending on the particular pieces of new and old china she collected for this project, your centerpiece will come out quite different than any of hers.
As the Cheshire Cat would be likely to say – Every way is the right way!
Start collecting old china teacups, teapots, and other decorative ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Victorian, tea-related and miniature objects in earnest! The ‘Teetering Teacups’ centerpiece in the above pics uses three teacups with matching saucers. You’re seeing an image of three sides of the teacup stack. Since the centerpiece will be viewed from all sides, you want to be sure it is interesting from all angles. Miss Party also found a miniature Victorian pitcher and bowl that she ‘gussied up’ for another mini vase on the Mad Tea Table. You’ll soon find a DIY ‘Teetering Teacups’ Centerpieces Tutorial, which will give basic instructions for general assembly, but after that is done, much of this project is your own creative embellishment.
Keep the top teacup open so that you can add a short bouquet of fresh flowers or one large flower, such as the peony in Miss Party’s centerpiece. Those peonies are just heavenly! Miss Party also added a few fresh button mushrooms into the moss to add to the feeling of authenticity.
Some additional items Miss Party added to this particular centerpiece are:
Fresh flowers and button mushrooms (add on day of event)
Decorative hearts and glittered Victorian key ornament
Paper flower and newsprint leaf embellishments
Paper Mache mushroom
Victorian key scrapbooking embellishment
Handmade teabag tag