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Vintage Ceramic Chalice Succulent Planter Idea

One of my favorite materials for home decor and kitchenware is ceramic/stoneware/pottery. The thing is, I’m no ceramic artist. Hence my appreciation for it.

Since I love old stuff I’m naturally drawn to vintage ceramics. Today I’m sharing this vintage drip glaze ceramic chalice. 👍


Ceramic Chalice

Even though I have an affinity for pottery, I don’t take everything home with me. I’m choosy. I’ve got to like the shape of the thing. I’ve got to like the feel of it. The colors have to be right. Like with most things I curate, it’s got to be in fair to excellent condition and have the ability to be used again in some way.

When I picked this one up, I liked the shape. A chalice cup or goblet has this ceremonial vibe to it. It feels noble in some way. I thought it could make an ordinary thing like drinking a beverage feel novel and fun.

Once I brought it home it seemed like the thing wanted to hold a plant! Here it is being pictured as a vintage drip glaze ceramic chalice succulent planter. 

Vintage Ceramic Pottery Chalice Goblet

Then I went a little crazy with some nature inspiration … 🙃

Succulent Planter Goblet

I love nature and have lots of outdoor nature elements in my home. I enjoy bringing in the feeling of nature inside, even though I don’t consider myself a plant person. Succulent plants are easy to care for and I love how they are drought resistant and can be inside and outside. Also, the fairy energies that I have around and in my home appreciate these little things!

I think this pottery piece is perfect for someone who would love to create a succulent arrangement of their own. Finding the right container for your creative project is a big part. Lots of succulent planters are glass. Glass has a lovely look, but personally I think ceramic is more earthy and has got a hippie/bohemian vibe. I guess in a way, it’s more personal and therefore more unique.

Until next time … and remember it’s the little things in life!

Melamine Baby Sippy Cup by Baby Cie Toddler Sippy Cup

Perfect for little hands to hold, this melamine baby sippy cup is the cutest! It’s made of melamine for lasting durability. It’s also BPA free.

The adorable little bunny rabbit fishing for stars and catching them makes this sippy toddler cup unique and delightful.

Sippy cups nowadays are not like this one. This one is just right for the vintage ideal household, the old fashioned retro baby, the sweet pea in the family.

For those of us who adore cute things, little things and sweet things, I know you’ll appreciate the illustration on this sippy cup.

When I saw this one I knew I had to pick it up for TheWeeBitThings etsy shop, where it’s been newly listed for sale with additional information.

Ta-daa!

Baby Cie Sippy Cup

Baby Cie Melamine Sippy Cup

 

Growing Up Thrifting and Second Hand Shopping

Growing up, one of the things that I loved doing with my father was going to second hand stores. Sometimes, my father would go looking with something already in mind. Other times he would go more to browse. I went because it was something that we naturally had in common.

Shopping second hand was like a past time for the both of us. It seemed that we both appreciated things from the past and how they were made. We’d compare the difference of how things were made present day to the past.

We also both had a unique sense of style. His style was cowboy in the city! 😳Mine was usually something retro or ahead of my years or its time. We also appreciated a great money saving deal. Together, at second hand shops and flea markets, we were curious about things.

What is this? Where did it come from? What’s it for? Can I use it? Does someone else need it? Does it have a story?

This was part of my growing up and it’s never left me. In high school, college and as an adult, I’ve always owned a combination of the new and old. I didn’t grow up considering new things superior to old things. I didn’t grow up with regularly upgrading our stuff. What we had usually lasted us a very long time. We didn’t upgrade unless we needed to or it was a great money saving deal, in a new or old item. 🙂

keep calm and go thrift shopping

I believe that growing up this way taught me to be saavy with resources, including re-purposing and reusing things that others would throw away. It brought me up being comfortable with buying and selling goods on a basic level, to be resourceful.

Being resourceful is about making the most of what you have. It’s also about creating what you need or want in your life.

I’m passionate about making something old new by infusing life into it. Giving that “old” or “out of style” thing a chance to be used, appreciated and loved again.

Yeah, things are just things but they become more than that when we can make good use of them in our lives or enhance someone else’s with it.

What about you? What are your experiences with second hand shopping or thrifting? I’d love to hear what some of your memories are.

Until then, let’s remember this: it’s about the little things in life!