Use What You Have

If you have lovely things hidden away, take them out of the closet, cabinet or storage space and use them.

I love transforming everyday items into romantic decorations. I’ve been creating away over this last week. It has inspired me to weed through my things and bring out some things long forgotten. I’ve made my part-with pile and my keeper-pile.

This one is a keeper.

I came across this old butter dish and thought it would make a beautiful candle holder.




Do you have everyday items you’ve transformed into romantic decorations?

27 comments:

justjen said...

I love this idea!!! Now if only I could find such a lovely dish. You do have a way with arranging things.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Love the butter dish as a candle holder. How elegant!
I like using old silver tea set pieces in my office to hold supplies.

LiLi M. said...

I love this, but I love the cake stands under the dome in the background too! I use these domes all the time, for displaying cards (you can do that in every season just change the cards). I love to use bowls of glass too for displaying shells or candy.
Have a great weekend!

The Victorian Parlor said...

I just love these pictures-they're beautiful! I really like the butter dish turned candle holder-very creative!

bluemuf said...

Nancy, I love the butter dish/candle holder. Wonderful idea. I'm sure if we unpacked all our boxes that are stored away it would be surprising to see what we had.

Hugs karen

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

That's what makes it fun, n'est-ce pas? Using what you already have. Thank you for the ideas chèrie! Anita

shiborigirl said...

I have things squirreled away - wedding gifts I thought I'd never use. Guess I was wrong! Going off to dig them out now....

Hugs,

Kate

TattingChic said...

Ya know what?? That beautiful candle holder would make such a lovely butter dish!

;)

What a lovely reminder! I better go through my "stash".

TattingChic said...

Ya know what? That beautiful candle holder would make such a lovely butter dish!

;)

What a lovely reminder! I better go through my "stash".

Sugar Bear said...

What a lovely way to use the butter dish.
Karla

Janet said...

You are sooooo good at this! And I'm not so much! But coming here always gives me inspiration to try and "pretty" up my home.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The dommed silver butter dish is stunning as a candle holder....

Gabriela said...

Hello Nancy,

A huge applause to you! Love what you did! Awesome!


~ Gabriela ~

Betzie said...

I have too many closets full of stuff that just collect dust...I need Oprah's declutter team to knock on my door!!
Your new transformations are wonderful!!!

Serendipit-Us said...

I try, periodically, to have a girlfriend come over to help me pull out some of my "hidden" treasures. Sometimes a second set of eyes adds a new perspective to those things we tuck away and forget about!

~Kimberly~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello Nancy! I am glad you were able to leave a message. Your award is long over due! You are la cordonnière de la Reine par excellence! Blessings, Anita

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

It is always so serene and peaceful here... as well as inspiring for one never knows what delights you'll find to encourage us to bring simplicity and harmony into our homes too.
xo Susan

Marie Antionette said...

Kool ideas Nancy,Love what you did with the butter dish.Hugs Marie Antionette

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

nancy... that is just SO beautiful the way you have transformed it.

xo Heather

Michelle said...

Hi Nancy!

What lovelies! I absolutely love how you turned the butter dish into a candle holder. You are so creative with your mind!

Hope you had a good weekend!

Patti said...

Beautiful Nancy!
Hugs
Patti

LW said...

as always Just Beautiful...

Louise

Rosemary said...

Hi Nancy,
What a great idea for a beautiful butter dish. I am using a soap dish for a candle holder at the moment.
Your photos are so pretty. I would love to tour your house sometime.
Rosemary

rochambeau said...

Hi Nancy,
Adore this antique butter dish re~designed into a silver candle holder!! It is a gift to have an eye to transform & you have it!!
xox
Constance

Enzie at World Market Portraits said...

What a great idea! I actually have such a butter dish and love the round shape of it.

I also like the cake tiers in the background. You would love my matching plates!

Funny how people with similar tastes collect the same things! LOL

Miss Sandy said...

Most certainly a keeper! I love the creative use.

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I couldn't agree with you more...

Thank you for the Mother's Day wishes.
May your day be filled with love,
Berlin