Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tea Cup Garden


Do you ever need a little gift in a hurry...
Something that's sweet and thoughtful and not fussy?



Just take a minute and put together a Tea Cup Garden



It's so easy to pick up orphan cups, sugars, and creamers when your out at the fleas. They usually are just a few dollars, and when combined with a little green plant or posie they convey a sweet and thoughtful sentiment.


I always like to give my girlies a little something for Easter, and since they aren't fans of candy, I try to come up with something that they can enjoy beyond the moment.



I found these little pint sized creeping figs, but in a pinch you could just divide a little Swedish or English Ivy, Angel Vine, or any houseplant that you may have on hand. Grabbing a little moss from a shady outdoor spot works too. Just make sure not to over water, since there isn't any drainage. A little something living and green that will brighten any windowsill or counter.


I have this one sitting on an iron pedestal with a bunny box
on the buffet in the Dining Room.



Don't you love the logo on the plant tag?
Rabbit Shadow


Keeping a little stash of small containers
 will give you the ability to say "Thank You", "You're Special",
"Happy Birthday" or "Just Because".
An easy and thrifty way to share the love...

joining these weekly parties:



Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
xoxo

56 comments:

  1. This is so cute and a really great idea for a little gift. I love that cup! When something doesn't have drainage, I use a few pebbles in the bottom so the roots don't sit in water. But you still have to be careful not to over water.

    Hope your husband is feeling better.

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. I'd love to receive one of those as a gift! (Sending best wishes for hubby.)

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  3. What a beautiful idea for a hostess gift - just love this!!!
    XOX

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  4. Debra, this is a very pretty and thoughtful gift. I love the silver cup.

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  5. What a sweet idea! LOVE this as a gift for someone or yourself too ;-).
    xx
    Anne

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  6. This is such a cute idea and would be great for a small planting of herbs or tiny flowers. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  7. Debra,
    Clever idea, dear friend!!!
    I'll keep this in mind for an upcoming event...hopefully the plant will live long enough to use for the planned event! I have the WORST luck with live plants!!!
    Being away from home, under the best circumstances, can be tiring!!! I do appreciate your visits, but take time to rest, too!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  8. You are always so thoughtful Debra, anyone would love this little gift! Hugs, Penny

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  9. What a wonderful idea ... I 'd luv to get one of these. However I think I will keep it in mind for Hostess gifts or as you said, 'just because...'
    Luv the idea. Thanks Debra. Happy Weekend. Healing thoughts for your Mr.
    Hugs, Gee

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  10. So pretty together, thanks for the idea!!! Hope your husband is doing better. I know how bad vertigo can be, so debilitating.... Blessings, Linda

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  11. Such a cute and precious idea. I love it. Love your little bunny box too. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Tis a thoughtful gift for a loved one. Or for yourself. I'm going to be making some of these when I'm mobile again.
    Brenda

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  13. Very pretty and what a great idea, Debra! I love yours in the silver cup.

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  14. Debra - What a darling and thoughtful gift! Something personal and different!

    Judy

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  15. Now that is just the sweetest vignette and it would make a lovely gift! I love creeping fig, it grows all along the screened porch.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  16. I think that's a great idea for a little girlfriend gift. :)

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  17. I just love this so much! I will have to do this with my girls this weekend. Thanks for always inspiring us!! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
    Julie

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  18. I love this idea for little thoughtful gifts. Will keep my eyes open now for creamers, sugar bowls or stray cups! Thanks for sharing the idea!!! Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

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  19. What a sweet and thoughtful gift idea!! You get the treat AND the tea cup...perfect combination! I will definitely be looking out for tea cups.
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
    -april

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  20. Love that creeping fig! I give these as gifts too and sometimes I like to use baby tears, violas, and impatiens. I will plant in just about any container that holds dirt!

    Becky @ Vintage 541

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  21. Oh this is just so pretty! I just saw some little cups like this at an antique shop, but didn't get any because I wasn't sure what I'd do with them. Now I know!

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  22. Debra
    I love this idea very cute and thoughtful. I want to say thanks again for my beautiful gift you sent this week. Please come by my blog I did a proper thank you for your thoughtfulness.
    Kris

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  23. How lovely this idea is. Thank you for sharing. x

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  24. This is such a cute idea for a gift and I want one for myself :)
    hugs,
    Laura

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  25. darling gift idea, debra:) i really love the bunny tag you've added! enjoy your sunday!

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  26. I do this a lot with cut flowers from my garden--I buy little pitchers and vases for a dollar or two at yard sales. I'm going to try this when my stuff isn't blooming!

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  27. Thank you for this sweet idea! You're right, it's the perfect gift idea.

    As always, you style your photos beautifully, Debra!

    xo
    Claudia

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  28. The green leaves go so well with the silver teacup.

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  29. This is adorable. I love the idea. Now I won't pass up those stray cups anymore. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. What a wonderful idea! I love the silver cup with the greenery! Thank you for the inspiration!!~~Angela

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  31. I love the teacup garden. I never seem to be able to find big enough tea cups. Wherever did you find a silver one? I think it is so beautiful.
    *Smiles*

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  32. These are adorable! Would love it if you could link up at my {all things creative} Linky Party!!

    http://www.theblissfulbeeblog.com/2013/04/1-year-blogiversary-linky-party.html

    xo,
    amy@TheBlissfulBee

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  33. I love your little garden, Debra. Said a prayer for hubby.
    xoxoRosemary

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  34. Beautiful Debra! Love that silver cup! Hope Hubs is better soon!
    Sherry

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  35. I love the silver cup. Great color, green and silver. I love to give these for Mother's Day in pretty teacups.

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  36. Such a great idea. The little plant really shines in that silver cup!!
    Jane

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  37. How pretty, Debra. My daughter put together something similar for me and I just loved it! Saying a prayer for your husband.

    Jeanette

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  38. Wow! And what a beautiful vignette you have created!! I love it!!

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  39. This is the most adorable idea...I have to try it!

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  40. Wonderful idea for an anytime gift. Cute vignette,too with the little bunny box.

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  41. Sweet idea and succulents would grow up a storm in a tea cup.

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  42. Fabulous idea! I'm going to make one up and give it to myself!! Love the silver cup :)

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  43. Debra this is a wonderful idea. Why didn't I think of this? I'm going to start collecting tea cups at thrift stores with this idea in mind.
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

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  44. Tea cup gardens are so sweet. I love the silver cups and the tag in the plant is perfect! I bet your girls loved them.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  45. Hi Debra,

    Visiting from Marty's *Inspire Me* party & wanted to say "you just did!"
    These little dish gardens are so charming & I can't wait to make a few for Mother's Day.

    fondly,
    Rett

    p.s. Would you mind telling me what photo editing program you used that has that pretty, fluttery banner in your 1st picture? It is lovely!

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  46. Debra~ What an adorable idea! Love your planted silver cup!

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  47. Such a sweet gift idea! I can envision a row of these with small herbs in a kitchen window.

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  48. What a great idea! I'll have to remember to look for small containers at the sales this summer. Linda

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  49. Just a precious idea...I'll be looking for cute little containers..right now, I have plenty of English Ivy to use...when we move, I won't have any but will plant something.
    Thanks for the idea....

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  50. What a sweet idea! I shall remember this one!

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