You see that bit of tatting I stitched in an arch to the side of the cup? Well that tatting I had salvaged back in 2007 when I was at a tatter's meeting and the lady next to me had to cut out a portion of her work! I blogged about it here: Tatting Heartbreak!
So finally after saving it for a few years in my stash it has finally found it's home! As you can see I was only able to keep the thicker portion. I cut away all the hanging strings and cut rings and then I ironed it and closed the flower rings, which had rings cut out, to look like smaller flowers. Then I simply hand stitched it into place.
I'm going to embellish it further with beads and such to make a nice luscious motif!