Pique Assiette Bomb'e chest covered in vintage china, findings and shells. Once I decided upon the design, my quest began to find enough of the right color of each vintage pattern to complete the work. The blue and white china is a newer pattern, but works nicely as a contrast to the cobalt in this piece. I choose china and findings for a work much in the same way I would choose colors of paint for a painting. Stacks of china are arranged by color. It did take 15 teacups to make six drawer pulls...but I do now know the secret bwa ha ha!
Next: The mirror!
ps...not to worry, any teacups harmed and not used in this piece will turn up in another just when you and I least expect it!