Southern Transformation

Submitted by Christi

My mother has been visiting this past weekend. One of my mother’s china patterns is Blue Danube. She has replaced the teapot a couple of times because a piece broke off of the spout. We have often talked about turning the damaged teapot into a lamp.

blue danube teapot

It is a beautiful lamp. Did you know you can turn almost anything into a lamp? Here is a good tutorial:

I think that Blue Danube Teapot would make a lovely Blue Danube lamp! What do you think?

Get your week off to a great start by checking out Blue Monday at Smiling Sally’s and Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

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Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105
Today’s Lagniappe:  Maple Glazed Salmon with Pineapple
Something light to start out the week!
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4  6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2  fresh pineapple
  • 1  jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cups cooked white rice


1. Heat broiler. Whisk together the maple syrup and mustard in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Place the salmon in a foil-lined 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Season with the salt and pepper. Slice the peel from the pineapple half and cut it lengthwise into quarters, then cut each quarter into 1/2-inch-thick triangles. Scatter the pineapple and jalapeño around the salmon. Brush the salmon with the syrup mixture.

3. Broil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily when pricked with a fork and the inside is the same color throughout. Serve the salmon and pineapple with the rice and drizzle with the remaining glaze, if desired.

17 Responses to “Southern Transformation”

  1. abeachcottage Says:

    yeah it’d be great I believe!


  2. Madame Meg Says:

    Hi- That is a great tutorial- thanks for sharing it! That teapot would make a lovely lamp, though it would be sad to lose the handle on the top. Maybe you could glue the top leaning against the side of something so you don’t lose the beautiful design? Good luck!
    – Meg

  3. Christi from Charm & Grace Says:

    Lucky you to be spending time with your mother. Love the idea of turning that teapot into a lamp. Had salmon for dinner tonight, but your lagniappe sounds like an even more appetizing version.


  4. Mary Says:

    Wonderful tutorial…I do much better at following something I can actually watch in the making! Yes, I think the teapot would make a lovely lamp! I want to see it when it’s finished!


  5. Michelle Says:

    Don’t you just love youtube! You can find just about any DIY on youtube!

    I just got back from visiting my Mom and I had a blast!

  6. ClassyChassy Says:

    It would be a very unique lamp, for certain! Quite charming!

  7. gee Says:

    A great idea and thanks for sharing. Happy blue monday.

  8. Sally Says:

    It’d make a darling lamp. The tutorial is great, but I’m too low in confidence to ever try it. Thanks for sharing your blues. Happy Blue Monday.

  9. Shelia Says:

    Oh, I just love this! Great job!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  10. Carol Says:

    Oh wow! I love your lamp. Thank you for sharing. The tutorial was great. Your recipe sounds delicious. I am going to try it. Wonderful post. Happy Blue Monday ?

  11. Cheri Peoples Says:

    I think it would be cute, I did a chandelier for my daughter with tea cups.
    I hope you will come over and check out this weeks Knock off and I bet you have some things you could post to the KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT Party.
    Its So Very Cheri

  12. A.Marie Says:

    I love that teapot. I think it will make a lovely lamp. I have the Blue Danube dinnerware, but not the teapot. Now you have me thinking of adding to my set.

  13. A.Marie Says:

    Forgot to add. I really love your blog design. Love the red.

  14. Jane Says:

    Great tutorial! Love YouTube for learning how to do things.

    I’d love to see photos of the teapot lamp when you are done with it!


  15. Jennifer Says:

    Wow I’ve all kinds of ideas for lamps now! Thanks for a great post.

  16. Mary Says:

    What a beautiful teaspot. I think its redecessor would make a great lamp based on the video tutorial
    you provided. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

  17. darnold23 Says:

    Absolutely, and it would look great in my guest bedroom. Thanks very much:) I hope you will join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mr. Linky will be up on Tuesday for your link. Thanks for posting.

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