Get It Together: My Cup of Tea

I’m a sucker for rustic collections. So I loved Paula Mills’ vintage silver teapot collection, along with the blue and white porcelain, that was part of her house tour on Design*Sponge last week. Whether you want to host regular tea parties or simply have a collection for occasional entertaining, let’s break down the elements.

Let’s pull together the room after the jump…


Armchair Junking: Serving Dessert

Everyone loves something sweet on Mothers’ Day for brunch or with dinner, and to make the day extra special, serve dessert on one of these adorable plates.

1) Pastels in a rainbow of colors.
2) Gilttery cut glass saucers.
3) Charming embroidery inspired plates in fresh spring colors.
5) Celebrate spring with bird and floral printed transferware.
6) Give mom the best of the bunch with a hand-painted plate.

Get It Together: Easter Tablescape

It’s finally feeling more like spring on the East Coast with warmer weather and budding trees. I’ll be enjoying Easter dinner in NJ at my mother-in-law’s house, but if I had my own table to scape, this would be it.  I’m inspired by these three elements for an Easter tablescape: the fresh lavenders, charming egg cutting boards, and pussy willows that remind me of childhood.

See how we pull it together after the jump…

Armchair Junking: Enamelware Round Up

I love vintage enamelware for its rustic durability, bright colors, and crisp whites, so I couldn’t have been more excited I was given this sign a Valentine’s Day gift!  “Attention Chat Lunatique” definitely applies around here.  Three crazy cats live in our apartment, it’s just that two of them are in human form.

I did this chalk drawing of Ada before the original “cat party”  – a cocktail party to celebrate when we moved in 2 1/2 years ago. I decided that my new sign belongs near the entrance to our apartment below the chalkboard.

This week, let’s look at other fantastic enamelware finds for the perfect collection.

1) Green trim seems unique in a world of black and navy, so I love this enamelware baking pan.

2) I’d love to wash fresh summer berries in this navy blue trim enamelware colander with a handle.

3) This cobalt blue trim enamelware dining set contains soup bowl/deep plates, two mugs, a small plate and a covered tureen would be a great set for glamping (glamorous camping).

4) This red trim enamelware basin would be a great fruit bowl or serving dish.

5) Another unique color is the teal edge on these enamelware mixing bowls and saucepan.

6) Finally, it’s easy to imagine this navy blue trim enamelware coffee pot filled with wildflowers.


As mentioned, here’s that chat lunatique – Ada.  Can you see the crazy in those eyes?


More Armchair Junking:

Armchair Junking: Vintage Clock Round Up