teapot chime


I had a silver teapot I found at an op shop.
I had a quite a few salt and pepper shaker lids leftover from my garden stake project.
And I had Pinterest for inspiration!

I saw this somewhere along my wanderings. Gorgeous.

Only I made a few changes. I wanted mine to look more like water spouting out than drops pouring out. So instead of having one lid from which others hung, I made each lid come out of the spout itself in a graceful curve.

At the end of each curve of wire I hung a lid and some aqua crackle glass beads. I also added some tiny bells to the lids for extra jingle.

I wanted to hang it on the porch where the wind will catch it and make it tinkle but taking photos of it there proved to be impossible… so I tried a few more interesting settings.
I love the contrast of the shining silver pot and lids with the rusty red bucket and old biscuit tin. And the weeds.
Much as I love the vignette of silver and rust, I didn’t want to leave it out in the middle of the yard exposed to rain. I’ve put it on the porch, on a ledge next to a rusty pot holding succulents. 
Works fine there too.

I think it might need a few more lids. I found a few more yesterday so I can add them any time. Make it richer/fuller.  Still, I’m rather pleased with it as it is.

z

PS. This project has been added to the Knick Of Time Tuesday link party! Go visit and check out what other bloggers are doing.

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