There are times when I see something so incredibly unique that I simply cannot help but write about. During one of my “I really have nothing better to do blog surfing nights” I found this ingenious invention. During my entire love affair with tea, I have never seen anything quite like it – that is until tonight. Tonight is the night I found “Ted Lights”. Huh?
Here is what the creator had to say about Ted Lights…
“When you or I look at a teacup we think “put some Earl Gray in it and a couple lumps of sugar”. When the innovative duo behind domestic construction sees a teacup they think “let’s make a hanging lamp out of this”…and that’s just what they did. The “ted” lights are a unique and creative option for anyone looking to light their life with style. The vintage ceramic or porcelain teacups, acquired from flea markets and thrift stores all over the country, dangle delicately on the end of an 11 foot chord with an attached plug…ready to illuminate any space. Single teacup light too minimalist for your tastes? Don’t worry…domestic construction offers their ted lights in cluster and chandelier form. Ranging from 3-13 exquisite teacups, these bundles of beauty are hardwired and fully prepped for immediate installation in the ceiling. This gives the phrase “tea time” a whole new meaning.
Of course, I couldn’t stop fueling my obsession until I searched the Internet high and low for more. I came across another unique idea – Martha Stewart’s own version of Teacup Lights. Martha describes these little treasures as…
“Antique teacups that have lost their saucers still make sweet gifts when fitted with candles.”
For more information check out Martha Stewart Living where you can even learn to make them yourself. This week I am on break between classes. I’m sure you’ve guessed that this creative adventure has been added to my list of “fun things to do while on break.” Not as creative as Martha, yet I hope to have pictures forthcoming.
As my surfing came to an end, I was not disappointed. Here lies my final find for the night. Definitely for the “foo foo” in you as my husband would say. This teacup chandlier by Shabby Elegant Designs has pizzazz. Here’s what the creator has to say about the “Clarabelle”…
“The Clarabelle teacup chandelier is a true shabby chic-style lighting creation that is both spirited and whimsical. We’ve used only the finest porcelain tea sets in these special lighting creations. On each of them, we’ve used pretty French-cut crystals and lots of crystal strands. The Clarabelle has adorable bright pink striping, with borders of delicate rose vines around each piece of this tea set on a background of true “shabby” white. ”
For more information about this chandelier and others available visit Shabby Elegant Designs.
I hope you have enjoyed the world of shabby chic creativity. I’m off to have a cup of tea; however, if you know of more creations, please stop by and share.
Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!