One of the saddest experiences I’ve ever had thrifting involved dishes. It was kind of one of those days you aren’t totally in the mood to dig though a second hand store, and what you might normally see as potential looks like a pile of other people’s garbage.
I desperately wanted to find some cute new plates, since the dollar store ones I had bought my freshman year of college were warped, scratched, or had otherwise gone missing. Instead of the eclectic, patterned, adorable vintage dinnerware I had hoped to discover, all I could find were other people’s mismatched chipped IKEA plates they had discarded at the end of the semester.
However, this isn’t always the case. While I have yet to find new cereal bowls, I feel like I am always finding cute teacups, tiny bowls and saucers. With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a cute DIY for the lady in your life, incorporating some vintage flair.
Bonus points- this is SUPER easy and looks like it costs way more than it does. All you need is a cute teacup, a little bit of floral foam, and some flowers from your local grocery store.
I chose a vintage toile teacup I know my grandma loves for her arrangement. I thought the yellow was super bright and happy and added some nice contrast 🙂
Buy my favorite foam here
Simply cut the floral foam down to size (don’t worry if it isn’t a perfect fit), soak it in water following the directions on the package, and insert it into the container.
From there add the flowers of your choice! Something bright and cheery, monochrome, or rustic, depending on the flowers you think she would like.
(if you aren’t the floral foam type, planted succulents are also a great choice. Pick up a few small minis and plant them in the cup. I have had good luck at Home Depot)
This would also be an adorable idea for place settings at a brunch, or gathered together for a centerpiece.
Let me know how it goes! I’d love to see pictures!
P.S.- Any tips on finding decent dinnerware? 😉