Even though I don’t actually ever use those beautiful old tea sets, I love the look of them! You can find them all over at flea markets, antique stores and estate sales. Because of all the different designs and shapes, they make a great collectors items. The nice thing is that you can display your vintage creamer and sugar set anywhere in the house. You just have to think outside the box for decorative ideas and uses.
I just inherited several different sets from my in-laws when they cleaned out their china cabinet. I loved them all but I had just one little problem. I don’t have a large china cabinet for storage myself. I have a small cabinet that just fits all of my china nicely.
So what to do with all of these sets?
Since I wanted a few of them displayed, I decided to give them a second use and kill two birds with one stone. Here are a few of the ways that I came up with for using my vintage creamer and sugar sets.
How To Display Vintage Creamer And Sugar Set
Although the old china is so pretty to look at, I didn’t want to simply display my sets without a purpose. I like to actually have a use rather than just crowding them all together. So, I spread them throughout my house with various uses.
Pretty Bathroom Storage
The first place that I thought of was in my bathroom. I can always use more small storage accessories for the counter. A cream and sugar set would be the perfect vintage decor with the pretty florals! I put my make up brushes in the creamer and filled the sugar bowl with cotton balls. I’m happier using these for storage than the glass containers that I was using before.
In The Kitchen
Another obvious place to go was in the kitchen. I can always use more counter storage containers for small items. A creamer would be perfect for storing some of my decorative cheese spreaders. Now they will be right at my fingertips when I need to use one. The creamer also adds a nice little bright spot to the corner of my counter.
A Place For Candy Or Nuts
The third idea I had was to use one of the larger sugar bowls as a candy or nut dish. I usually don’t have candy in the house so I filled this one with pistachios.
Another idea I had was to use some of the sugar and creamers as planters and line them up by a window. I just have to get some plants yet! I think the variety of floral patterns would look nice and Springy all lined up together!
I hope these ideas have inspired you! These are something to keep in mind when you do your flea market shopping. A vintage cream and sugar set would be a good find for your vintage decorating!