Little Fall Floral Filled Teacups, A Tea Setting And a Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

Okay folks, sorry about this but, this is going to be a big honkin’ post! LOL

The other day I stopped at a small, out of the way little thrift store. This is one of those little stores that I only go to every  other month or so. They had a huge table filled with odds and ends crafting items and everything on the table was 50% off. You know that I love to buy different crafting supplies when I see them super cheap even if I have no idea what I am going to do with them at the moment.

Here is the bunch of stuff I bought.

9-11 bargains 029There was this old Better Homes and Gardens Craft Club bag of 6 Styrofoam balls and fabric to make Christmas ornaments. Well, I never pass up cheap Styrofoam when I see it.

9-11 bargains 030.80 cents and then half off? You bet!

I went to my stash of thrifted faux flowers. I knew I had to use some kind of small flowers. I found these.

9-11 bargains 031They should work. Now, what to use for the stems?  They didn’t turn out looking a lot like little pumpkins like I originally had planned but, they still look cute.

Hum, I just bought a box of odds and ends at a church rummage sale. Let’s look in there! I haven’t even gone through this box and put things away yet.

9-11 bargains 032The ladies at the church asked me what I was going to do with the bag of curly twigs that just have some leaves at the tops of them. I said I didn’t know yet. Even my mom looked at me oddly when I shoved that bag into the box. Oh ye of little faith!

With some glue and a pair of snippers, and a few lonely teacups (with no saucers…thank you Miss Heidi!) I sat down to make my own little Fall flower teacups.

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Insert a “stem”.

Autumn 2011 083 Glue flower heads around ball. No need to fill in the bottom because it will be in the teacup.

Autumn 2011 085Autumn 2011 087Autumn 2011 090I decided to add a couple of little pumpkin picks in there.  This was fun, easy and thrifty. So, don’t forget to use whatever you happen to have around the house and decorate with that.

Now, speaking of teacups (I am just so smooth with my segues aren’t I? LOL), I found this little creamy white teacup and luncheon plate at a thrift store (I know, you guys, at this point, would never think I just went out and bought a teacup at a regular retail store so, why do I even bother mentioning the thrift store part). I think it was probably a wedding shower party gift because it had a beautiful organza ribbon bow on it and a small bag of Jordan Almonds. Yup, it was donated just like that. I removed all that and washed the cute set.

Tea 9-26 013Tea 9-26 014Tea 9-26 015The little tea for one teapot I found last Spring at a flea market. Just a simple little pot in off white with light orange and green stripes at the base. 

Tea 9-26 006I love this gorgeous copper color metallic creamer (thrift store find).

Tea 9-26 010Tea 9-26 023   It is raining again today and I have a lovely head cold going on. So, once I finish this post, I am making tea and snuggling up on the couch.

Tea 9-26 001Tea 9-26 003Tea 9-26 004Tea 9-26 017Tea 9-26 018Tea 9-26 021Tea 9-26 002Thank you for joining me for tea today.

Don’t forget, this Saturday, October 1st is our monthly “Thrifty Tablescape” party! I hope you can join in the fun and play along!

You can check out last Month’s party by clicking the picture below!

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Now, onto the Giveaway!

nightflyersThe awesome folks at UPrinting are offering one of my readers 250 “flyers” .

Do you have an event coming up, maybe for the holidays?   And do you want to send out an announcement? this is perfect for you. But, the options for this giveaway are so much more! I got these made last Spring and I used my Blog Header as the graphic. I now have a personalized  post card or card to include when I send someone something. These would also be great if you have your own online store or a physical store. Or a regular seller on sites like Ebay.

I will be receiving this same prize and I can’t wait. We do Herb Presentations for different events and venues so, I want to create a flyer to have that information on it for people who are interesting. I know how beautiful these come out so, I am excited to get mine!

So, think outside the box and come up with a fun and useful design to create your own flyers!

A lot of printing companies ( are available online. UPrinting offers different printing services such as flyer printing ( You can also check out their club flyers (


Here is the giveaway prize info:

Prize details

250pcs. Flyers for one winner

4.25" x 5.5", 4" x 6"

14pt Cardstock Gloss, Front Only Printing,

(nightclub flyer templates and business flyer templates also available for download)

3 Business Days Turnaround, *Free Shipping

Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only

How to win:

Mandatory: Leave a comment here and state that you would like to be entered in this giveaway.

Two more entry options are:

Like UPrinting on Facebook


Follow UPrinting at Twitter

Leave a comment on either or both that you were sent by The Thrifty Groove and come back here and leave another comment with a link for another entry.

That’s if folks…Easy peasy.

This giveaway will end Thursday (September 29) at noon (EST). I will post the winner on my Thrifty Things Friday party post. That will be live at 4:00pm Thursday.

This is a pretty short time frame so enter quickly!


This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive flyers for hosting.

I am joining:

Table Top Tuesday

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday

Tea Party Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday

Return to Loveliness

Tea for Two


  1. Diane I just absolutely love that white teacup!!

  2. What a pity that someone would just discard that lovely teacup. You have used it beautifully. Love your fall arrangement too.

    Jocelyn @

  3. Your cute fall teacups are a pretty addition to your fall decor. I also love that white plate and teacup...sweet tea tray and I hope your head cold is better. Hugs, Linda

  4. Gorgeous setting but I'm especially impressed with all the crafting goodies that you managed to come home with! Squeal!

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  6. I love all you got, specially the white tea cup and lace plate. You can do so much with all your other treasures too. Great giveaway too, thank you for the chance. Come for tea at TT at Marty's. I've always being a follower. Have a fabulous week.Hugs, FABBY

  7. First thing...I hope you start feeling better!
    Second thing...thanks for coming to my party with these nifty thrifty what you did with those tea cups.
    Third thing...THANK YOU for your comment...I'm so glad that I'm not alone on this subject. After getting a very rude e-mail today...people like you are making me feel much better:) can copy my post if you like...I'm happy with that:)


  8. Sorry to hear about your cold Diann, I hope you feel better soon! I'm sure the tea will help:@)

  9. Diann, you're a lady after my own heart! I love finding styrofoam balls and little treasures like that for so little. One can always come up with something for a centerpiece or ornie. Love the teacups! Feel better soon, my friend, and enjoy your tea in that pretty white teacup.


  10. Love the Fall flower tea cup idea! Please enter me in the Flyer give away! Thanks!

  11. Hi Diann, first off I'm sorry you're not feeling well and I hope the cup of tea helped! Your thrifting paid off because you sure did get a lot of goodies!

    Enjoy your evening,

  12. I love the decorated saucer-less teacups. What a cute idea! Your little vignette is so inviting. I'm fighting a cold and allergies at the moment, so a peaceful cup of tea sounds delightful. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  13. I love your little flower arrangement in a teacup! I may try to make one of those! I love all of the colors of autumn! ♥

  14. Hi Diann,
    I didn't get your address yet. Could you send it, I am going to try and get your prize out tomorrow or Wed.
    Love that teacup!

  15. I love how crafty you are with the thrifty bits and bobs you have on hand.

  16. Hi Diann,
    for a crafty talent like you such thrifts with craft material are gold worth. And, as you see, you got finally a nice idea what to do with all the things. I love the idea with the flower balls in the tea cups. So your break is well deservd and you made a nice tea tray for yourself. I hope, you enjoyed it and you feel better.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  17. Hello Diann,
    Love your warm, colorful setting - the copper colored pitcher is beautiful - I love the twig pumpkin-this is a very creative, wonderful tea setting - thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  18. I just adore all your sweet touches of fall!

    Those white luncheon plates areswoon worthy.

    All great finds.

  19. Fabulous one.
    I just love it.
    Its awesome.

  20. Love your little teacups with flowers. Perfect for fall. Great finds once more!

  21. Hi Diann - REturning the visit from The Writers Reverie and I know I've stopped by before. I'm following you but don't see where to click to follow in the sidebar. Also - Pinterest is putting up their Yikes error page again - so I'll have to wait on that, too. Very new to Pinterest. But, not new to the thrifty finds and stores lifestyle. I love the bargain and to see my finds as a sort of palatte from which to create works of decorative home and hospitality art in 3-D. You have great ideas - love the floral teacups. I've done something similar in my first blog giveaway from earlier this month - only with photo holders.

  22. Oh Diann,
    You always seem to whip up something with those bargain bags you pick up. You clever woman you! I love the sweet white teacup and saucer. Sure hope your are feeling better. Oh how I hate those head colds. Have another cup of tea for me!

  23. You set such a pretty tray. I should do that more often and not just grab a mug!

  24. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Teacup with the flowers so sweet, and the paetty tray you have some great Ideas Diann.
    I just put your Button on my blog, with a comment about your Tablescape party on the 1st. of every month.
    I would like to thank you for your sweet comments on my fall Tablescape.
    xxoo Diane

  25. Awww you're so crafty! love the teacup with the flowers you made, beautiful teacup and teapot as well as the creamer too, I too loveee to visit a craft shop, especially when they're having a sale! love the photos and thanks for dropping by my blog! happy tea time tuesday!


  26. Wow! You found some great crafting things plus our little creamer looks like copper lustreware. Good find!

  27. Your teacup bouquets are lovely, as are your other tea finds!

  28. Sounds very relaxing with your beautiful tea things, Diann...Christine

  29. What a great find! loving the luncheon plate with its cut-out lace.. Thank you for visiting, as I now have discovered your fabulous creative and inspiring corner of Blogland..xo HHL

  30. What sweet little bouquet cups! A lovely idea.

  31. Diann, what great finds...and with a little creativity thrown in..voila! Love the cup and luncheon plate~

  32. Diann, you know the perfect way to treat a cold, a beautifully layed tea tray and bed! Your new tea cups are amazing! What a find! Imagine someone just tossing it like that into the Thrift Store bin!
    I hope you feel better very soon.

  33. Hope you feel better now.

    WOw... that's a great idea, making own style, huh? TY for sharing.

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  34. Adorable tea cup floral pumpkins. I need some of these.

  35. I haven't been thrifting in forever- I'm jealous you found so much good stuff! Your teacup floral arrangement is too cute. Feel better....
    hugs, Sue

  36. Sometimes simple is best and the most fun. Great ideas! I love this idea, it's like a challenge, and that's a good thing!

  37. Thanks for posting. So much needed data find in these.Thank u so much.


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)