a personal blog by erin whitlock brown

11.19.2013

STYLE HOW TO: VINTAGE TEACUPS, DECANTERS + BELL JARS


It's officially. I've turned into an old married lady. My obsession with vintage stores and flea markets is at an all-time high, and now that my vintage furs have been purchased, I've now turned my sights on glassware. An afternoon of trolling Pinterest for decor ideas has led to my hunt for vintage Noritake teacups and saucers, bell jars and decanters for everyday storage.  I have tons of jewelry scattered around my bedroom and closet and wanted to display them in a pretty way.

I recently stopped in Dupre's Antique Market on Marietta Square and walked out with some pretty fancy glassware for only $50, which I'm currently using to decorate my bedroom side tables with baubles, beads and beauty accoutrements. See how I did it!

New uses for decanters: stack bracelets and necklaces!
Mini bell jars/cloche to store rings!

Votive holder for manicure tools.

The Mr. walked in the other night and noticed my now super-girly nightstand and said, "That looks like a china cabinet," which I considered a compliment.

I'm really happy with the way this project turned out. Our bedroom has a decidedly unisex feel to it with lots of neutral colors, so I wanted an area of the room that I could decorate with my personality and add a touch of femininity to. The teacups and saucers are perfect storage elements, and I'm actually considering giving teacups away as Christmas gifts to friends! Also, if you're wondering about my side table, we purchased these at Target in white and spray painted them a metallic gold, and then "roughed up" to give a textured, weathered look.

What do you think about my glassware? Is this a storage idea you would use? Leave a comment for me below!


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