Teacup Delight!

It’s time to explore the creative side of this blog. Let’s put the educational stuff to the side for a while :)

I’ve recently developed a love affair with teacups!!! And all things vintage to be honest! Here’s a simple floral arrangement involving teacups! I was given this as a present initially. I loved it so much that I had to recreate it. It’s simple and rewarding activity with a very pretty final product.

  1. Go to your local charity shops/flea markets and get yourself a tea cup and saucer. They don’t have to be matching. You will find loads of them. And they won’t cost you more then a couple of euros.
  2. IMG_2269Get yourself a small bit of an oasis that fits inside your teacup.
  3. I bought some flowers from Aldi for this arrangement. They always have such lovely flowers and for such a good price.
  4. Start with the foliage and build it around the side of the cup. You can get this foliage from a shop or from your garden.IMG_2270
  5. Next add the flowers and build it up as you would like it.
  6. Lastly, place it somewhere in your home or even give it as a gift!! I also saw this as a display on a table in a hotel recently. Except that they used a sugar bowl as the vase instead of a teacup. So go peruse your local charity shops and enjoy making this pretty arrangement!IMG_2362

‘Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.’

The above quote by Dee Hock is exciting and inspiring. I’ve recently rediscovered the hidden elegance and beauty of all things old – tables, picture frames, lamps, you name it!

‘Mindfulness improves creativity.’ Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by by Danny Penman and J. Mark G. Williams

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Take a mindful look around your house. Would you like to insert a burst of colour here or there or to breathe new life into an old piece of furniture? So many beautiful pieces of furniture are thrown out as they are deemed old and useless. Let’s learn how to up cycle and put a little love into the decor around us.

A creative task focuses the mind and gives us such a sense of contentment and achievement when completed, no matter how big or small.

Check out your local charity shops for old tea cups and saucers, picture frames, vases and anything you think has a hidden charm. And have some fun bringing them back to life.

Let’s get creative together. Some of my projects will be posted here soon… :)