Have you been collecting beautiful vintage bone china teacups, or inherited such a collection? You could use them with a different teacup at each place setting at your afternoon tea table, but besides having a lovely tea party for your lady friends, how else can they be used or displayed? Here's some creative ideas for you!
Arrange in a grouping at your next gathering and light floating candles in them or place one at each place setting - this will show off the cup and saucer and also create a welcoming warm glow! Make a small rose topiary by filling with a water filled oasis and moss and tying together a group of rosebuds in the center with a pretty ribbon - add a single rosebud in the saucer and you have an instant, beautiful arrangement for your table or desk.
At Christmas try tying each teacup with a pretty ribbon onto a special Christmas tree, either in the dining room or kitchen - what a delight! Display the saucers at the base of the tree. Serve miniature iced cakes in a cup and saucer - what a delicate and delicious alternative to serving on a dessert plate! Make a beautiful teacup bouquet at each place setting at your next dinner party! Tie a teacup with pretty ribbon from each branch of your chandelier for a festive and delicate change!
Use your special teacups to treat your guests with an after dinner treat of tiramisu - a combination of ladyfingers, espresso, eggs, sugar, cream, liquer, and rich mascarpone cheese! What a delight! You can find a recipe on http://www.allrecipes.com/ and prepare it ahead in individual teacups, refrigerated and ready to serve topped with whipped cream and cocoa!
Do you have other ideas? This would be a great place to share them!
If you don't have a collection of teacups and saucers, this would be a great time to start! Either start a collection for a friend as a special gift and include teabags and a pretty teaspoon - or give to yourself! At Memories we have quite a collection of teacups and saucers and demitasse cups and saucers with which to start your gift giving or collection! Come check us out or go online to see what we have listed at http://www.hendersonmemories.com/