Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Friday, October 26, 2007

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose

I read a cute use for old/unused china on RealSimple. They suggested repurposing saucers as soap dishes and sugar bowls as vases.

“Use the lone remaining saucer from your starter set of dishes to hold hand soap in the powder room. RS Tip: A dish with some decorative trim provides a discreet accent, especially on a white porcelain sink.”

“A topless sugar bowl is just the right size to use as a vase for a single cluster of hydrangeas or a half-dozen sweetheart roses. Set it on a bookshelf or a small side table. RS Tip: Crop the stems very short so the bouquet is tight, full, and spilling over the sides”.

What I like about these suggestions that they utilize common things you like or normally weren’t using, in practical ways. Plus they are perfect if you’re into shabby chic or hate parting with classic china pieces. Gotta love that!