Sure, it was a little ridiculous that you received a baby dinnerware set from Tiffany & Co. that cost more than a month's worth of diapers/the china you registered for when you got married. But what's even more silly is that you used the set maybe twice and have kept it in storage for the last quarter century...Time to upcycle it!
In case you missed it and are also looking for things to do with china you've inherited or no longer want, check out Washington Post article Five fresh ideas for the family china nobody wants. Why? Well, for starters, it features The Brooklyn Teacup's upcycling service (!!)...and has a bunch of other great recommendations. In fact, the article was so popular that just 2 weeks later, staff reporter Jura Konscius wrote a follow up piece, More ways to deal with your family china with additional suggestions for selling, donating, upcycling and repurposing your china.
As it turns out, you're not actually stuck with a cabinet full of china that’s destined to collect dust for eternity… or until you have some kids yourself and torment the next generation with a boatload of unwanted crockery. Read on for our favorite options and DIY tips.
For those looking to turn grandma's dainty floral teacups and saucers into cash, you have several options: Just be prepared to find out that it may be more trouble than it's worth. This post cites top places and tips for selling and buying vintage china online along with pros and cons of the various platforms.
You're planning a tea party celebration and you went out and purchased several tiered cake stands fit for Eloise at the Plaza. Now...what do you put on them? I wrote this blog in response to that question, precisely: Given their dainty and delicate nature—tiered stands are made of vintage fine china, after all—they generally pair well with foods that you would describe as miniature or bite-sized. While full meals can definitely be served on them, tiered stands are most commonly found gracing tea party tablescapes or buffets during cocktail hour at weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, children's birthday parties (mostly for the benefit of the parents), Mother's Day gatherings and other female-centered festivities. My Favorite Ways to Use Tiered Stands...