I’ve got a ‘pot problem

The following fancies I hoarded over the past couple of months from local charity shops all around Dublin. In total, we had enough teapots for our wedding to have two per table, and three at the head table – which is a whopping … 25 teapots altogether. These babies deserve a post of their own …

A tall antique coffee pot {I know, not tea, but fit the theme} which is  now home for our kitchen utensils, along with a wooden tea caddy which I spray painted a deep cherry hue to fit in with our weddings’ colour theme. In the lamest way, I was excited to use this as a center piece as it broke away from the other traditional tea pots, yet was still in theme. Just the variation we needed. Now used {shock-horror} to store husbands tea.
And below, jazzing up the bathroom. I had a massive hydrangea from the wedding in this right up until a couple of days ago. He is in a better place now. 

And one of my favourite teapots – one of my parents’ engagement gifts from way back in the day. This one can be spotted on my blog a couple of times at this stage. An oldie, but a goodie. 
These last two teapots got the job done. Nothing too fancy about them, but I’m thinking of maybe Sharpie-attacking the taller one for an alternative look. Or they may go back to the charity shop from whence they came. 

We had many, many more teapots as our centrepieces for our wedding, but some of them were borrowed from family, so they went home. Some of the charity shop teapots we re-homed to friends and family who fancied them more than I did. All of which you will hopefully get to see from our wedding pictures, which are due to arrive any day now. So exponentially excited. 
I’m saving two very special teapots for a later post. Let’s just say they incorporate hydrangeas and are very close to my heart. So what about you. Do you have any favourite teapots? Are they inherited, or were they cheap as chips? Both are my favourite kind. I hold no prejudice against ‘pot lovers. 

Thrifty things – sailor’s farewell

What better way to update my recent lack of nautical wonderfulness than with this little treasure. A cup I thought had enough je ne sais quoi to have it’s own blog post.

I picked up this little beaut at Vincent’s charity shop back when I spent a solid day thrifting delicate delicates where I also picked up three pink vintage vases.

It’s up to it’s eyes in tall ships, dreamy clouds, people doing stuff like waving, plus an old school New York State Seal. €3? A touch steep for a tiny charity shop cup, but yes please nonetheless.

Thrifty things – vintage vases

Yesterday I hit the charity shops in Dublin, and I hit them hard. I’ve been a bit depraved of thrifting since I’ve been busy with work and life. So I made up for lost time by visiting close to ten charity shops – an all time best. The first shop I went into I struck gold with these beautiful {and I completely admit, kitschy} pink vintage vases …
So awesome. I swiped these up for €10 for the set, from Age Action
The tall vases have found a lovely home on the shelf over our tv, but I’m not sure what to do with the smaller vase type thing. Alas, it will come in handy. I’m seriously considering incorporating these tall vases into our wedding. Overstuffed with flowers, maybe for the ceremony. We’ll see.