Monday, February 1, 2010

Small Changes

The other day I was wandering around the house, trying to make a few 'seasonal' changes in decor, and wanted to do something with a hint of Valentines sweetness in my huge cloche on the dining room table.

I wandered and looked and eventually grabbed a favorite teacup and saucer. It's American Beauty by Royal Albert, and it's gorgeous! I bought it at an antique store in a small town on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and just love it. Honestly I would love to have a set!

Anyway, the teacup needed something, and out of the blue I thought of moss! I ran outside, up against one of the oak trees, and dug up a few small pieces of moss, filled the teacup almost full with potting soil and put the moss on top. I watered it, pressed it down pretty firmly, and covered it with the cloche.

The cloche still needed something, so I grabbed some of my pink scrunched seam binding and laced it through 3 old rusty skeleton keys, and tied it around the knob on top. I think it's precious!

So, tell me, how do YOU change up your decor in small, free ways??? Come on, tell us!!!


Fabíola said...

É bom mundar e inventar de vez enquando!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, how adorable!

Lissa said...

I haven't been doing much decorating lately except for bringing my shells back out. I can't live without them.

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Faye said...

I love it!:)

Lorrie said...

I have a teacup just like that. My aunt had an entire set of this beautiful china. Did you purchase your cup in Victoria? There are lots of china/antique shops here.

Hope your day is fine.