Saturday, March 19, 2011

Tidying teacups

Lately, I have been able to squeeze in a few minutes here and there to tidy some teacups and a few other random things like this curvy mirror.

It measures about 5x7 inches which makes me wonder if it was used as a shaving mirror
or maybe for a vanity.
The mercury glass tealight holder splashes light against the mirror when I light it at night.

At a recent trip to TJ Maxx, I scored this super cheap and super chic wire basket.
I knew I could find something to corral in it {like our pile of napkins}.
 And, there were other sizes too!
If you need a pretty basket to hold towels, art supplies, toys, get over there quick!
{sidebar tip -- their reusable shopping bags are usually cute only cost a dollar = cute gift bag for cheap}

Many years ago, I found some German morning glory placecard holders.
They are just too pretty to keep in storage.  Not only do they make sweet placecard holders for a tea but they also make beautiful beverage or dish markers.
I have been culling out alot of what I don't use {yay Goodwill and some happy friends} and trying incorporate what I love and use more in my decor.

While some people may love a china hutch filled with chintz, I think my love would be Limoges.
{pale, delicate pastel flowers, and curvy designs}
A petit Limoges tureen and some butter pats - the butter pats have also served as tea bag rests.

One of my dearest and best friends, Kelli, gave me this soup bouillon cup (my first one!).
The pale green wash is a perfect backdrop to the handpainted flowers.
Wouldn't a shrimp bisque be pretty in this one?!

Here is a closeup of the handpainted flowers and gold flourishes.

What spaces have you been tidying up that you love?
Thanks for stopping by sweet friends!
xo's ~ Heidi


Tracy Boyle said...

As always, such lovely pictures and sentiments. Even the music is so complimentary to your blog. Love you girl...

T's Daily Treasures said...

You have some very lovely pieces. Every space in my house needs tidying and organized. Just as soon as I get the dining table cleared off, it is pilled up with cereal boxes and jars and tin cans for upcycling. It's a vicious cycle! :) Have a bright and beautiful day.

sissie said...

Good Morning Heidi!
I'm sitting here enjoying your post and loving all the beautiful things that you collect.

I've been trying to weed out some stuff that's in the cabinets and haven't been used or displayed for years! LOL!


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Tidying? I'm sposed to tidy? hmmmm maybe that's why we keep tripping over all the stuff....
LOVE your little pretties and while I do like the idea of thinning things out, I just can't do it.