I have been collecting "stuff" for as long as I can remember. Especially, china, wine glasses, dessert plates, bowls, teapots, floral, mismatched (viola in particular) tea/coffee cups, saucer and plates. So when I began cleaning up the china cabinet and started thinking "I should get rid of most of this stuff". And that started a whirlwind of clearing out. I am probably not in the best mental state to sell and give away stuff. But once you start taking things out and making a pile, it is hard to go back.
Patterns in Silverplate
Bill has a great blog, Affordable Accoutrements, sharing tables he has set in the most spectacular way. Where does HE keep all of his china, I wonder?
I wish I could make one of these chandeliers like Madeleine Boulesteix. I am trying to figure it out.
Looking to reuse something
Trying to find something to make out of all the old silverware I have. Made a lot of noise the other day hammering spoons out. Not sure that is what I want to do with them. Maybe enamel them and hang them on the wall?
What to do with all of those mismatched cups and saucers? No candles! I am trying to figure out a way to make them into a couple of vases. Shoot them for stock photography - but then I am still stuck with them?
Floral plates? A cake stand, I could use the cups, saucers and plates!
Delicate Japanese tea sets?
Contact a photographer for them to use in shoots? I could just give them back to the Goodwill and let someone else discover them. ;) And start collecting other dusty stuff. Decisions, decisions.
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