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It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Easter is this weekend, mainly because I’m still wearing my winter coat to work everyday and there’s snow that has yet to melt on the sidewalks. So, to get me in the spirit, I took to browsing some spring-inspired entertaining accessories that are perfect for hosting a festive celebration! Gingham napkins and striped straws in pastel-hues are a sure-fire way to make it at least look like spring.
I think I’m finally finished with all of my Christmas shopping, but there’s always that one gift recipient that I’ll realize has slipped my mind just days before the holiday weekend. So, if you’re like me and need a few last-minute gift ideas, I’ve rounded up 20 festive finds that are on a budget — everything is under $25! The danger of putting these posts together? I’ve already done some shopping for myself: that polka-dot hat is mine!
From top left: pencils, whisk, shoe clips, initial watch, horse bottle opener, tart server, lobster earrings, twirl perfume, polka-dot hat, peace plate, magic wallet, pom-pom mittens, perpetual calendar, nail polish, volupsa candle, coasters, paddywax candle, heart sunglasses, notebooks, red lipstick.
It’s amazing how I find some crazy people aggravating, and other crazy people I find completely infatuating. Lady Gaga belongs to the latter group; she is a total crazypants and I love it! I have been reading that she travels with a special vintage purple tea set everywhere she goes, and throws diva fits when it’s misplaced.
I don’t blame her frankly, it’s a precious tea set and eco-friendly to carry your own beverage container! Scanning some sites for a similar teacup for myself (perhaps to keep on my desk at work for a bit of chai, or a well-timed diva fit of my own) it seems that tea cups have been taking on a life of their own lately and are being re-purposed for some other creative recylcing projects.
Lindsay Pemberton, a New Zealand ‘upcycler’ makes these funky bangle bracelets by using a diamond saw to cut vintage teacups into wearable art:
The greeneyedgirlshop on Etsy has filled vintage tea cups with environmentally-friendly soy wax and clean-burning wicks to make these whimsical candles:
And how can a cup of tea get a bit more proper? With the help of Martha Stewart, of course. Without any alteration to a vintage tea cup collection, they’ve become jewelry dividers in a shallow drawers:
I haven’t found a perfect Lady Gaga tea cup yet, but I will be keeping my eyes peeled for them at flea markets this summer!