My Week in Instagram

I am wild about Instagram. Aren’t you?

I love posting about my day, my current project, my kiddos and yes the yummy meal I just had!

Here’s a recap of my week in Instagram. This week I played with felt, caught up on some reading and welcomed a new furry addition to the family.

 

Vintage Finds: Teacup Saucers

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Whenever I drop by my favorite thrift shops, I always make a beeline for the housewares section.

What am I searching for? Pretty and dainty teacup saucers.  The ones I pick up are usually orphans (i.e. no matching teacup). I love delicate florals. Soft and muted or sometimes bold and saturated, the colors have to speak to me.   I also pay close attention to the saucers’ edges — sometimes gilded, sometimes scalloped, sometimes smooth and round. What seals the deal is when I turn over the saucer and read the information on the back.”Bone China” “Made in England” “Made in France” From 50 cents to $1.99, these are affordable indulgences to add to my collection.

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The muted colors often inspire my hoop art designs or felt flowers colorways. Yes, vintage-inspired is totally my style.

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 I love to use the teacup saucers as mini trays to display my hoop art and flowers, which is perfect because the colors complement each other.

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When I’m not using them as photo props, they make a great catchall for small objects like paper clips, pins or tags.

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What do you like to collect at thrift stores? Is there one thing that you always look for?