Unique Uses For Teacups

Who says teacups are just for tea?  Certainly not me!  I'd hate to think all of my rental teacup lovelies need to be kept shelved until it is time for a tea party.  They are just too pretty to stay on the shelf and there are lots of great ways they can be used.

Teacups are perfect for serving many desserts.  Serve a sorbet or a mousse in a vintage teacup.  For a fun idea, fill a teacup with Nutella or melted chocolate and serve animal crackers or strawberries on the side.  Having a milk and cookies bar at your wedding or party?  Put the milk in a teacup and place a few cookies on the saucer.  Your guests will love these ideas and think you are just brilliant!

Every May is the Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach.  When it rolled around this year I had shrimp on the brain.  This had me thinking of shrimp cocktails.  I've seen shrimp cocktail served in martini glasses, and thought wouldn't it be great to serve a shrimp cocktail in a teacup?  Just put the cocktail sauce in the cup and hang the shrimp on the rim.  The saucer is the perfect spot to put those pesky tails!

Teacups can make beautiful centerpieces/tablescapes!  Line your reception or party tables with vintage teacups filled with flowers, succulents, or tea light candles.  For added interest put the teacups on some stacked vintage books or stack one or two on a teapot.  To really make them pop on the table put the teacups on some gilt rimmed vintage mirrors this really adds a vintage wow factor!

Use teacups as place cards.  Add a pop of color to your reception/event tables by using teacups for your place cards.  Use colored ribbon and tie a tag with your guest's name to each cup.  This makes for a pretty way to let your guests know where they are sitting.

I have a very large inventory of teacups I'd love to pull out for your wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, ladies lunch, Mad Hatter party, or any other event you want to make extra special.

**Photos taken by me**

Dishing It Out...

Mara

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Putting Together The Perfect Table Setting

I like to compare putting an awesome table setting together to putting together the perfect outfit.  I like to start with one great piece, might be a great skirt or a dinner plate and then I build and add on layers from there.

Once you know the colors and style you are working with the rest should come easy.  It should be fun, stress free, and make you feel great once it's all together!  I might be a tad obsessed with my collection of china and "playing" with it!  I love putting together different looks and styling my plates just as much as I love putting together an outfit for a night out!

The beauty of mismatched china plates  is not everything has to match perfectly.  It's just no fun to be all matched.  It's fine to mix different colors together, to pair a round plate with a square plate, or to add something a bit eclectic to a classic piece. There are so many looks you can create with mismatched china and it all looks great!  

Goblets and teacups are like your accessories to your table setting.  Have fun with them!  They can pull together your look and give you the chance to add in more of your personal style.

I want all of my clients to have a table setting at their event that will reflect their style and be unique to them.

*Photos taken by me**

Dishing It Out....

Mara