Teacups can be found by the dozen at yard sales and thrift stores. Pick them up to give as small gifts to those who enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Tuck some favorite flavors or blends inside the cup, tied in a bundle with twine or pretty ribbon.
Instead of hiding away serving ware in a closed-off cabinet, choose the prettiest pieces to display on open shelves. Here, wine glasses and platters join a collection of glass bottles and antique teacups to dress up a dining room.
Like items grouped together become so much more than clutter. They're an ever-so-fun artistic display! A niche in this dining room shows off glass bottles and a collection of wonderfully mismatched teacups.
A large square leather ottoman doubles as a coffee table in this comfy family room. A sectional sofa is covered in fabric that will stand the test of time -- and kids. Pillows and throws are readily available for snuggling up to enjoy some quality time.
Vases don't always have to be filled with flowers. Create a stylish design in a home office by filling clear vases with supplies like pencils and paper clips like in this study. Abstract artwork can also provide a little inspiration to kick-start productivity.
To showcase the collection of teacups the family has accumulated, the back of the bench has been fashioned as a cabinet. These cabinets close securely in keep the family's two pets from accidentally decommissioning any of the pieces.
In this just-a-hint-more-formal dining room, a wide country-style table makes up to 10 comfortable. The decor is simple and fun: open shelves display collections of glass bottles, teacups and pretty dishware.
The kitchen's walls are painted with Farrow & Ball's "Off-White" and the woodwork "Old White" for a clean and straightforward appeal. An antique black stove sits in front of two floating shelves that keep cute teacups and other dishes on hand.
Install simple cup hooks to store your lovely teacups, instead of stacking them. Hooks not only keep delicate china out of harm’s way, but they are an easy way to add another dimension to your kitchen decor. In this butler’s pantry in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," the hooks allow you to see the decorative details inside each cup that would have otherwise been hidden.