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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.


Baby Cie Sippy Cup

Baby Cie Melamine Sippy Cup


6 Things to Consider When Buying an Evening Bag for Her

The writers at vogue believe that a woman should own 5 bags. What I’m talking about today is # 2 on the list. The evening bag. An evening bag is not an everyday bag. It’s intended to be worn only for that special night activity — the opera, the friend’s party, a swinging dinner. Usually, the evening purse is not a full size day bag.

It’s little. The evening purse is a little thing. Yet as little as it be, compared to your dress the evening bag can really impact your whole ensemble. It’s a little thing, but it can pack a pow.

Here are 6 things to consider when choosing an evening bag that’s right for you.

1. Size

Depending on what you feel best carrying with you, you’ll need to think about the size. You’ve got basics like lipstick, mirror, ID, cash/plastic and keys. The extras are kleenex, sewing kit, lip balm, aspirin, emergency whistle …. oh, and what about a pen? So there you see. It really depends on what you feel comfortable bringing on you.

2. Straps

I feel like straps follows size because depending on the size, you need to factor in what the straps are like. Do you prefer a cross body strap? How long do you like your straps? You might not even want any straps at all. Do you want a skinny narrow strap or a wider one?

3. Color 

Of course color is important. Many evening purses are black. Black goes with everything, right? Depending on what color your shoes are or your dress is you can decide what color your purse should be. The thing with the evening purse though, is that you can work your whole look around it. So if the purse is red, maybe it will inspire you to wear red shoes and then figure out your dress. Pretty neat.

4. Material

At first, you might not think you have too much choice in material for evening purses. There are a good number to consider. The finer the material, the more expensive the bag will be. It can also impact the elegance of the evening purse. The purse can be satin, velvet, silk, metal, mesh, mesh, patent leather. The one I feature is metal mesh with a cotton cloth interior.

This is a vintage evening bag circa 80s that’s available for purchase over at my Etsy shop. It’s metallic mesh on the outside and cotton blend fabric on the inside. It’s got a metal slinky chain strap and clasp closure. It’s a really great size, too.

Vintage Black Metal Mesh Evening Bag


5. Closure

Considering the closure of the evening bag is probably more for those who are on the particular side. Kinda like how some people can be obsessive about their writing instruments (like me) :-). You might love the bag but be turned off by the bejeweled clasp it has. Maybe you’re specifically looking for something other than a zipper closure. Personally, snap closures are not my faves because they’re too restrictive for me.

6. Embellishment

Embellishments are the extras on your bag. They are the decorative detail that should make it more attractive. Sometimes though, embellishment makes it less attractive for some reason or another. Is sequence your kind of thing? Rock crystals? Rhinestones? Feathers? I tend to go more minimalist in this area.

I would love to know which one of the 6 things to consider is most important to you or let me know if there’s one you think I should have listed.