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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Shabby Chic Style : China Cups And Pearls..


Today I am sharing a few of my favourite shabby chic style things.

China cups and pearls!!

I have a bit of a thing for pretty china cups and plates. You can always pick them up cheap at a charity shop or car boot sale and they look beautiful to use or as ornaments on a shelve.

 I love all things vintage too. I think they make a nice change to modern things and also hold some history to them too.


China cups are great for keeping bits of jewellery inside them. You can even jazz them up for any kind of table display. 

Perfect for wedding, christening or any kind of quirky party. They would make a great centrepiece displays on any table full of flowers and pearls. Sweet idea!


How sweet are these Cornflower Blue china plates? I got them from my mum when she was clearing out my grandmas sister house out. I can imagine that she love using these. I bet they were her pride and joy. Best china for special occasions!?


China tea cups look so stunning with pearls. Don't you think? I love to see them with flowers in too, also cupcakes being served up in them.


Do you collect china cups and saucers? 

If so do you like to collect a whole set or just the odd ones like me?

I like to collect just the odd cups and plates and half sets as they look so good together. Plus I think it would be hard to buy a full set without paying top money for them.


Do you just use your china cups for hot drinks or do you like to use them for something else like displays?

What would you put in yours?

*Oh the pearls are only fake!! Ha!!

Think they were around £2.00 from Primark... Shh..

What is your favourite thing to collect?

Anything antique or vintage?


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22 comments

  1. I absolutely love this look of photography! Both tea cups and pearls are a favorite of mine. Very classy!

    - Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I am trying to work on my photography :)

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  2. I too love using in pearls to decorate. They add a touch of class to thee simplest of arrangements.

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  3. I have to agree, they look so sophisticated !

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  4. I have photographed many weddings in the passed few years that have done the vintage thing with afternoon tea and mis-matched china.But I think my favourite was a couple who had collected cups and saucers to make their own candles and give them as favours.

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    1. I love the idea of making my own candles in china cups, One idea I have to try :)

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  5. Wow! I love china sets. Yours are really beautiful and you won't even know the pearls are from Primark. The photos are brilliant too.

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  6. I love china cups! they are so pretty! I have seen them as center pieces for weddings before and their are loads of ways to use them and they look really delicate too!

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    1. Thank you Charlotte, I love to use them for everything but hot drinks. I feel they are a bit to fragile, like you say for warm things :) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Beautiful photos. I only have a couple of china cups, one of them I got when I was very young and the other I saw in an antique shop when I was shopping and it matches the one I already had so I had to get it. Only use them for decoration x

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  8. The teacups and pearls are beautiful Claire.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week. Julie xo

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  9. Aww...how pretty! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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