This post first appeared on Regretsy on August 24, 2010
Perfect! I was wondering what to wear on my trip to Wonderland.
Love her work! She’s one of my favorite artisans on Etsy.
Mine too, she has some really great pieces, but this necklace isn’t something I’m that into.
That’s kind of a shame, because I have the impression something really neat could have been made out of these vintage tea set pieces. This just isn’t it. (I did read the comment below from the seller about how it was an artistic statement…but the artistic statement, “Ugly things are ugly,” doesn’t impress me much. The performance art aspect of somebody paying actual money for it is slightly more interesting, but I still would have preferred to see these pieces used to make something that is actually pleasant to look at. I know, it’s so bourgeois of me.
I think the person who bought it must have agreed with you. They bought it so they could make something else with it
You know, the plates are OK. I will give you the plates. Its the teacups that tip the whole thing over the edge.
It’s chic AND I can carry my soup with me.
This item sold on November 24, 2010.
I’m going to go stick nails in some trash can lids and call them earrings. I should be able to get at least $100 for them.
I don’t understand. Who the hell would buy this and why?
The awesome people of Regretsy. http://www.regretsy.com/gallery/
And we don’t need a reason!
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If I were a woman, I’d totally consider buying it.
Regretsy has showed me that I shouldn’t be scared to make an etsy shop. If this kind of crap sells, why wouldn’t mine haha
i hear you. i’ve come to much the same realisation.
I need something to measure out this flour.
HOLD UP, PLAYA, I GOT YA CUP RIGHT HERE.
I’m assuming your comment was autotuned?
And feat. Lady Nex’ Door, with Kiddd Little.
your image will never beat the MR T image in the original post.
There’s a guy with a shopping cart that sleeps on our corner – I think he may have been the one to purchase this!
If he’s spending $214 on unwearable junk necklaces, I guess we know why he sleeps on a corner.
ALSO great if you suddenly need to be a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield! YAY!
By the way, I’d need one with bigger tea cups. Do they come in other sizes??
Yeah those cups won’t fit my teabags, it ya know what I mean.
Wait, this metaphor has suddenly become very confusing to me.
Awesome! Now I needn’t worry about being caught out at the queens garden party without a teaset.
The angle is no good though, it dribbles all over the place
It’s my ass that makes my ass look big. Some huge conglomeration of painted tin is not going to distract from the hugeness of my ass.
I can virtually guarantee you that if you showed up at a party wearing this, no one would be staring at your ass, however unwieldy and enormous. They’d be looking at your hands to see if you brought a weapon. They’d be looking at your eyes to see who you might target your crazy at. They’d be looking for the nearest exit, and possibly sizing up who they’ll have knock over to reach it first.
Notice how your ass doesn’t even make the list.
I’d wear this if it were about a third of the size, and not recognizably a tea set. So, you know, totally different. But the same colors.
Or as my siblings and I have said since we were kids, “Exact same thing but different.”
This could be handy if you were a Sommelier. In a shootout.
Or an octopus Sommelier.
In Wonderland, you do not have a tea party–tea party has you!
Was driving home late last night and saw a nightclub a few blocks off. It was called “Club Timbuktu” but from a distance and combined with the lightning it looked like “Club Fuckery.” I stopped the car and looked to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. If it had been Club Fuckery in the flesh, I would have stayed there all night making things happen in my artistic ability.
We need physical Club Fuckery’s!
“Honey, when we told you to go for bold accessories, this is NOT what we had in mind!”
Could you imagine what they’d say if they really had to critique the “fashion” and “accessories” found on Etsy? Oh wait, they don’t have to, that’s what Regretsy is for.
I think April needs to get Stacy & Clinton to do a guest Regretsy post
Perfect attire for Tea-bagging.
“Don’t Tread on Me” flag and gun sold separately.
wrong tea bagging
Well you people mock all you want, but I sure could have used this little gem back during my days of hustling for money at the glory-holes at the Flying J Truck.
Woulda paid for itself in laundry quarters.
at least it’s tin, so it’s not 20 pounds of crap around your neck… it’s only like 4 pounds.
I’m trying to look at the bright side of life today. Only today. I don’t think I can take more than that.
This is completely useful. I can wear it on those days when I didn’t do laundry and have to wear that bra that gives me the ‘extra boobs’ in the middle. Unsightly double cleavage is obscured.
this is mine. or was mine before it sold. to a regretsy member or non regretsy member, I don’t know, but it sold for 300$ something bucks. lol.
uhm, i don’t know– you may have noticed a lot of people around the year this was made like two years ago making really god awful junky pieces of garbage as necklaces. including myself. really testing the waters as far as what piece of garbage (its vintage!) can I put on a necklace and make it passable. this necklace is kind of loling on that. a kind of like–really, you’re gonna put WHAT on a necklace and pass it off as wearable? Its pretty much a joke piece as someone guessed in the orginal article this was posted in.
but what do I care, I got 300$ something bucks for it, a statement on statement necklaces. the person even emailed me and told me they loved it (not sure if they left fb, it was a while ago).
Just visited your shop–WOW. You make some really beautiful pieces. Keep up the good work.
I have a quarterly work bonus burning a hole in my purse, so I spent a bit on your beautiful skeleton key necklace.
The other items in your shop are pretty neat.
Which shop is yours? I may have missed something, but I didn’t see a link and your screen name doesn’t show up at Etsy. Thanks.
She’s at http://www.etsy.com/shop/OpulentOddities. For future reference, you can almost always access the original Etsy listing by clicking on the screenshot of it in the OP.
I didn’t realize they were the same seller. Thanks!
Now that’s what you call a statement necklace! I like it precisely because it’s so bonkers. Perhaps a bit over-the-top for me but I’d never say never…
You’re one of my favourite Etsy sellers anyway. I like things that are a bit crazy!
I’ve stumbled upon this Etsy store before as well, I love the jewelry- it’s very clever.
I think getting paid $300 for it is the best punchline you could hope for… congrats!
Well, it sold. So God-Club-Fuckery-Bless-That! I wanna may art to sell for ten-times the cost of the materials, too. My guess is that Angela Lansbury bought it for the next Disney tribute-gig she gets. And to that I say “Be My Guest!”
It does make me wanna have Angela stand close to my TV, just to see if all those dishes would give me better reception or more maybe suddenly get Showtime for free?
the only reason I don’t want this is because it doesn’t come with tea, milk, sugar, spoons, a table and guests.
Otherwise, I like it.
If you click on the pic and go to the etsy listing, enjoy reading the bizarre story that goes with the necklace. Lonely tea party earthquake or something.
Christmas Eve, my dad would string pots and pans across the stairs to keep kids from sneaking into the living room, and peeking at presents. My brother never quite caught on that this was a yearly occurrence. If I had an extra $200, and was still on speaking terms with my brother, I might consider sending this to him.
would you look at the cans on that mannequin? They ain’t cans, they’re cups! Well shit, never mind then.
My cups runneth over… Heh heh heh.
Yeah… how the hell am I supposed to have tea on the fly without the teapot? Incomplete piece. *flounce*
The teapot had been made into a fascinator! Wear it with your matching milk and sugar dispensing earrings and you’ll be set.
I think you underestimate the importance of having a good bear repellant around at all times, since they can and will eat both your ass and any stray elderly persons who might wander by.
I ended up wearing this same outfit after a night of drinking at a high school sleepover at my friends house.
Funny, when I played football, our cups were different somehow.
this just is int my cup of tea and it looks like someone would ask if you have something to get off your chest.
Someone took the euphemism “nice rack” to mean “dish rack”.
Also: Look like someone will be prepared for a tea baggin’!
DON’T GIVE THEM ANY MORE IDEAS PLEASE!!!
Lipton’s tea bag earrings with little nuts attached?
As well as making your ass look smaller, these are 100% guaranteed to have me staring at your newfangled chastity chest plate, through which I will try to engage your boobs (with a 50-50 chance of succeeding). Either way, I’ll spit-shine it for free, if you’d like.
I’m confused. Are you supposed to wear it? Forget the whole ‘I can rest my drink on my belly’ thing, now we can drink tea off our boobs. Fan Fucking Tastic. Perhaps they should add a tide stick to the chain though. This could get kinda messy.
Fresh Out of Gold Stars
does it come with a matching china cabinet to store it in when im done wearing it?
perhaps if they juried etsy and got rid of crap like this, actual real artists would get noticed??
On a side note, what is really pissing me off at the moment is all teh Featured Sellers are from Portland Oregon or Brooklyn NY????
I have nothing against these places, but seriously???? wtf???
basically doesnt matter how talented an artist you are, if you have barnwood and live in the right zipcode (USA ONLY)you are fast tracked to the Featured Seller list.
NOT FAIR!!!! Wish you could do some fuckery with this April
A creative idea in theory but it would be a pain to walk anywhere.
I’ve still got my original tea set but it’s made of glass so it probably wouldn’t work.
Wow, this is the perfect derp necklace for people from the Tea Party to wear to their next rally! Epic fail.
Some of her other stuff is pretty rad. Not gonna lie if I was gonna dress up for Halloween as a Mad Hatter of sorts this necklace could kinda work. Excepts my tits are huge so the cups would just sit there ready to be filled and next thing I know people are doing shots out of my necklace… actually that might be kinda awesome!
The first thing crossed my mind was that this must be for some kind of fancy drinking game.
Altogether too fancy for my taste.
If I wanted someone else’s junk around my neck I’d change my name to Kandi Kummerz and move to L.A. to start a film (video?) career.
One thing that haunts me is “Where the hell are the matching earrings?”
That thing just fills me with joy. I don’t know why. If I had the money to blow I would TOTALLY make that the centerpiece of my Halloween costume. Or wear it clubbing. I don’t even go clubbing, but it’s cool enough make me go.
Just to get the weird looks.
I love it.
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