Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I thought I would finish this week off with some more tea cups. I wish you a good weekend. See you on the other side.

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I love the idea of using vintage cups to store jewelry. Thanks Trudi for the link to it.

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images: Sandra Lane and Belle Maison via DecoDetective

PS: I will be making some updates to Mochatini site. If you happen by on the weekend and find the site all funky, dont worry that is just me rearranging and reordering the sidebars and things. I like to try different options and if you have any suggestions, please feel free to email me {manvi at mochatini dot org}

ciao bellas!

deck it up – cool deck makeover

I saw this super cool instant DIY for decks over at Chez Larsson. Two things instantly stuck out to me. The awesome awning and the flooring make the space more comfortable. Probably less leaves to sweep away too. I hope the Mr. digs, cause  I really want an awning for our deck. I havent got any estimates for installing awnings but hear they are pretty steep. Any thoughts? Benita used beach mats for flooring…how clever!

 

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While you are over at Chez Larsson, take a look at another cute DIY using leftover wallpaper.

images: Chez Larsson

would you like some tea?

With some cream and sugar perhaps? Or lemon and honey? I heart high tea parties. Do you? Aren’t they so fun?

I come  from a very tea-centric family. While we consume several cups of tea throughout the day, afternoon tea is my favorite. Usually accompanied by light snacks, this is also the time for family and friends to catch up. From dressing up the table, selecting the flowers, china, the tea cozy, the silver and of course the assortment of teas, hors d’oeuvres, sandwiches and tarts, I love all the fuss about it.

My obsession for tea posts has naturally extended to tea cups. I have been taking pictures of them like crazy lately I posted one earlier today. While I have a long way to go, I thought you might enjoy my inspiration. Ohhh I have missed you all! How about a cuppa or two together?

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images: Polly Wreford, Richard Powers, Sandra Lane, Atlanta Bartlett