Sunday, 4 November 2012

Painted tea pot and mugs

A few weeks I wrote about my friend Hannah's hen party and that I'd got some pots for us to paint. We had a rather nice, slightly silly time decorating them. I took them back to the shop where I'd bought them and they glazed and fired them. I picked them up a week later and I think they look fantastic!
Hannah got married yesterday and I brought them to her celebration meal today where we got them all out to show her family, now we've all seen them I thought I'd share them on here.


 Hannah's sister Eleanor, whom I've known nearly as long as I've known Hannah (well over 20 years!) has a rather daft sense of humour and evidently a very steady hand, painted this logo on the bottom of one of the mugs. The ladies in the pottery shop were very amused!
I really like how professional and fancy they now look, this is definitely something I'd do again for a special occasion or as the pottery shop also has a coffee shop maybe we'll just pop in for coffee and a spot of painting.

16 comments:

  1. these are super cute! :)

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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  2. Ahh you did a wonderful job, these are adorable!

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    1. why thank you :) they are pretty sweet

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  3. fun! i was just thinking about doing something like this.

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    1. It was a really nice thing to do, especially with a group of friends

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  4. What a sweet idea! They look lovely x

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  5. just found your blog and so glad i did - what a great xmas present idea!

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    1. aww, thank you, so sweet. They would make excellent presents

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  6. Hi there - thanks for all your lovely comments over at my blog.

    That pottery looks brilliant. I made a pottery mug at a hen weekend once - it was pretty bad but did look a lot better after it had been fired and glazed!

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    1. Thank you, and you're very welcome, I really enjoy reading your blog.
      I think its becoming quite a popular hen party thing partly because they all do look so much better after firing!

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  7. I love the teapot. Cute!
    When I have my own house, I want all of my mugs and bowls to be different/handpainted :) well, that's the plan anyway :)

    http://polkadotspincushionsblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, it would be really nice to have a big set of these. I have friends who made their own cartoon set which was really fun

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  8. These look adorable, I used to work at a ceramic painting shop, so this brings back memories!

    Best,
    Samantha

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    1. Thank you, that must have been a slightly tense job with potential for breakages!

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