Sunday, April 15, 2012

Think outside the... cup

I love using wedding photos as inspiration for my next DIY project. My good friend Marie was recently married in South Africa and although Rhys and I couldn't go, we poured over the lovely pictures afterward and I was inspired to think outside the tea cup...
The beautiful bride and groom!

Their wedding had a country feel to it with beautiful purple centerpieces set up in vintage water pitchers and different floral napkins at each place setting. It was truly inspiring

The whole thing looked divine but the reason I am posting about it today is one very specific item of decor that took me completely by surprise: tea cups!
The cups were such an unexpected and pretty touch for an already dainty wedding reception. The idea of using vintage tea cups to spruce up a party blew my mind, so I went on a quest to find out how I can use this inspiration to add vintage flair to my next dinner party.

I came across a few ways of using tea cups in unexpected ways:

I love tea cups for dinner parties or even general home decor. Anyone out there have an unexpected way to incorporate tea cups into your party's decor? Leave us a comment!


  1. Love the ideas on here, I am getting married in August so keep the inspiration coming! Going to steal this and drink stirrers! Do you use pinterest?

    1. Hey Steph! Yes I do, my username is Laurahoy. I was a DIY bride and I am going to post all of my projects up here so stay tuned!