Monday, March 16, 2009

~ Tea Stained ~











I attempted to tea stain some lace last night while on the phone with Lynn getting instructions on the correct way to do it. It seems a simple task but I must say that some people do much better than others. Mine turned out ok, but I might let a few more pieces soak a wee bit longer. I finally picked through my garage a bit today with my parents. Once again, my mom left with a truck load of what should have been Goodwill items-sorry dad....I found my lovely old silky pincushion so I took a picture of it, some of my freshly stained lace, and a few of you know who's ironstone pottery (stained to perfection)....

17 comments:

  1. Love the pincushion pillow..& the Ironstone~gorgeous!! And your beautiful tea stained lace!:)
    Your mom is very lucky, how fun to pick through your garage..:D Filled with treasures I'm sure!
    Lovely post!
    Cat

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  2. THOSE ARE KILLER IRONSTONE PIECES.....!

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  3. Hey there, I was wondering why I wasn't invited to the garage PARTY? That darn Tanya she has all the luck. I was wondering if I could have that pincushion since you are in a giving mood!!! Your tea staining turned out great. Have a good night, Luv ya, Lynn

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  4. I think you did GREAT!!! That pin cushion is simply stunning!

    Love your blog

    xo Heather

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Certainly MY colors! This post just makes me want to bathe all of my laces and trims in tea at this very moment...but reality reminds me that it's 11p and I need to go to bed!
    Thanks for the beautiful pictures as always!!!
    everything vintage

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  6. Love your tea staining.
    Never thought of doing the ironstone.
    Did you do it the same as lace is done?

    Back to enjoy more of your posts.

    Blessings,
    Barbara Jean

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  7. LOVE the tea stained lace!! I used to make mohair bears for many years and loved tea-dying the mohair to give it an old used look! Those were some of my best bears! So it seems that tea is good for what ever ails you, whether you drink it or use it for your crafts! :-)

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  8. Oooh, I think they turned out great! Love those pitchers too!

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  9. I love the tea stained look! There is something soft and nostalgic about it. I tea stain new lace when I am working on one of my costumes to give it a more authentic look. I think your lace turned out very well:)

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  10. I LOVE ALL THE TEA STAINED LACE~~~AND ALL YOUR STAINED IRONSTONE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL !!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL THE CRAZING IN IT !!!!! I THINK IT'S TIME I DO SOME MORE TEA STAINING MYSELF~~~~TIME TO HEAT YHE KETTLE~~~~SEE YOU IN A BIT!!! Blessings, Deborah

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  11. I Love your pin cushion! The lace came out great too!

    Peace and Love~
    Lisa

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  12. I think you did a fantastic job, especially since you were multi-tasking at the same time. I can't get one thing done, much less take instructions over the phone AND complete projects. You go girl!
    Debbie

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  13. the pincushion is so darling.....and your lace came out great.....I have a jar that I pop my used teabags in (I drink 2 or 3 mugs a day) and when it is full, I boil up some water and put the tea bags in and start dunking..

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  14. That pottery is awesome!!!!! Does that have birds on it????

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  15. Your pin cushion is just so beautiful. You did an amazing job. Just wanted to say, I love your blog. Also, those lace trims are just so pretty.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Stephenie

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  16. More eye candy, just beautiful!!
    Marcie

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