Vintage Repurposed Teacup Ornament

 When decorating our two Christmas trees we don’t stick to traditional ornaments.
Vintage teacup and bracelet Christmas ornament
I love having unique treasures on my trees, and this vintage mini teacup turned Christmas tree ornament was so easy to put together with just few items from my stash.
How to Make a Teacup Ornament

This teacup was missing its saucer when I found it at a local flea market, but it was just too beautiful to pass by.

On the bottom it’s marked Germany Bavaria, 18 K. It’s about half the size of a regular teacup.

The photos don’t really do it justice. It’s really quite beautiful, and because it was a single piece it was a very good price.


How to Make a Teacup Ornament

One day I might be lucky enough to a find a matching saucer, but until then I wanted to have it out somehow so I could enjoy it.

How to Make a Teacup Ornament

So, I thought why not put it on the tree this year?

I went through my jewelry stash and found this vintage faux pearl gold toned bracelet and simply attached it to the teacup handle with the clasp.


How to Make a Teacup Ornament

Then I added a simple eyelet bow, and my teacup ornament was done.

How to Make a Teacup Ornament
Sooo easy, and sooo pretty.
How to Make a Teacup Ornament

Reminds me of those wonderful old indented ornaments that I love so much, and I didn’t have to alter the teacup in any way. It’s still in its original condition.

Take a look at your own collections and you might be surprised to find something that you love that could easily be transformed into an ornament for the season.

If you love it, hang it up. Why not?


Don’t forget to pin it!

Vintage teacup and bracelet Christmas ornament

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. What a fabulous idea, Tuula! Your teacup is really beautiful as an ornament!

  2. THat is as unique and beautiful as any vintage glass ball I have ever seen! Such a clever use of a teacup!

  3. A whole tree of these would be wonderful. The bracelet was the perfect companion for the lovely teacup.

  4. Love what you did with the tea cup and the inside of it is so pretty!


  5. Leave it to you! I absolutely love that your tree represents so much of who you are. You are an appreciator of lost, forgotten and/or beautiful vintage treasures. I love that your tree is adorned with your treasures. And, how brilliant to have used a clasp bracelet as it's holder.

  6. That is very clever!!!! What a gorgeous teacup and an excellent way to enjoy it.

  7. Wow Tuula, what a great idea! It looks so pretty on your tree. I hope you are enjoying the holidays.

  8. What a beautiful teacup and I love how you hung it using a bracelet! Thanks for linking to TTF this week! I will be featuring your post on my Facebook page!

  9. You had me just with the photo as I as perusing last Friday's edition of Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday! I didn't even read the text under the little thumbnail photo, I thought "I want that!" and clicked right on it! LOL! It's gorgeous, there is just absolutely nothing else to say about your mini-teacup with the 18K gold trimmings and decorations. I don't happen to own anything so gorgeous by way of tea cups, and my collections are pink elephants (all heavy glass or ceramic, not suitable for Christmas tree ornaments), ceramic, mineral (stone/rock) and glass eggs (ditto the heavy part), and chess pieces, all very heavy too except for one wooden set that could possibly be used to nicely decorate a table-top tree but not my front room tree (6 1/2 ft tall). Hmmm…. thanks for the idea, I LOVE IT! I'm not going to run out and buy a small tree this year, but next year, and it will have to be white for the pieces to properly show… Now see what you've done!

  10. You are so clever to think of this beautiful way of displaying your lovely little cup. It glows on your tree!

  11. The 18 Karat Gold embellishment on the cup would make it quite expensive Tuula, you should do some research on it. The decoration is beautiful!