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Tea Time

Create year-round gardens with vintage teacup displays

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Written by Pamela Acuff
Photographed by Andre Baranowski
Produced By and Styled by Donna Talley

Cup of tea is a lovely way to spend an afternoon, but taking on a teacup project can be just as enjoyable. Perhaps you have stray cups begging to be used. Or maybe you're a fan of flea markets, where vintage china is yours for the taking. Either way, these pretty projects are a recipe for fun. A container garden, bouquet of roses, pot of herbs or daisy topiary are clever ways to give your home a lift. So take time for creativity and savor the pleasure for months to come.

Just Rosy

Life imitates art, and sweetly so. Start with a rose-patterned china cup and a bouquet of roses to match.

Soak a foam brick in water for 30 minutes, cut it to fit neatly into a teapcup, clip rose stems slightly shorter than teacup height and insert stems in foam, starting around the perimeter and moving toward the center.

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