So many of my childhood memories are connected to flowers, and the lovely lilac is one of them. My sweet grandmother had lilacs in her garden, and even today, the scent of these delicate flowers still reminds me of the happy times we played in her garden. Wishing you all a happy spring!
With Love, Monika
Image source: Pinterest
have you heard of Pinterest?
Well, if you have:
If you haven’t heard of Pinterest before:
It’s a photo sharing platform, where you can organize and curate photo galleries online. You can follow other people’s boards, work with your clients on a shared moodboard, or simply find inspiration for your next garden party.
First, you have to sign up with your own Pinterest account (your name and a valid e-mail address is enough). Then, you can start following your friends, artists or companies that you like (or maybe even ME). You also have the option to only follow the boards you’re interested in.
You can create different boards, and either upload YOUR own photos, or PIN the ones already on Pinterest into your online Pinterest gallery. Please, DO NOT upload photos from other people’s websites without their permission! That would create copyright issues and could get you into trouble!
If you respect that, you have millions of photos on Pinterest to chose from, and you can create fun Pinterest Boards for topics, such as:
You can visit my Pinterest Album MODERNMONALISA , just to get an idea, of what’s possible.
You can collect ideas and inspiration for a certain project that you’re working on, such as renovating your GARDEN or HOUSE.
Or, you can create a board for COLOR INSPIRATION.
Or, how about charming GREENHOUSES.
Or FLORAL INSPIRATION for wedding styling.
You get the idea. It’s a source of endless inspiration. Whether you’re a creative artist, a floral designer, a photographer, or if you’re a Mom simply looking for birthday party inspiration for your kids, Pinterest has a wealth of ideas to be inspired by.
My final tip: I only follow people, who pin things I admire too, and who would never pin indecent images. That way, my home pinterest feed always looks stunning and is mostly free of pictures that I wouldn’t want my children to see.
I hope you feel inspired, and I’ll see you on Pinterest.
Honestly, . . . I just couldn’t resist.
I needed to rescue it.
I found this charming, retro style tea set in a junk shop last year, and it hurt my heart to see it stashed to the back on a shelf full of cheap, dirty and dusty china.
Just look at those elegant curves so famous for its time. That timeless rose decor in a color that is distinctly fall inspired, giving it a slightly masculine touch.
I’m neither a tea-person, nor did I necessarily need a new tea set. However, this was an emergency situation. I simply fell in love, and this tea set needed to be rescued. That made us a perfect fit!
As most vintage things, this lovely tea set has a soul.
A past life.
Under no circumstances could I leave it there in its dusty fate, among tableware that neither had class nor elegance!
Just imagine who it must have belonged to.
Who had used it?
On what occasions?
Was it a wedding gift, possibly never even used (like the one I got and never even used)?
Did the tea set belong to an elderly lady, who had to move into an old people’s home? Was it disposed of as easily as the lady had been, because she was a burden to the people in her life?
Or has it seen splendid tea parties, being part of a stylish table setting with extravagant floral centerpieces?
I will never know.
But, the feeling that I saved it from its dusty fate at the junk shop fills me with joy. Because it certainly deserves to be treated with dignity!
I lovingly cleaned and polished my little treasure, and maybe one day, this charming tea set will be the center of attention at a tea party, again.
Do you like rescuing vintage things? Do you ever wonder about their past lives or who they belonged to? What was the most special thing you bought at an antiques, or flea market? Tell me in the comments section at the bottom of this post. I’d love to hear your stories of vintage treasures!