June 07, 2007


A Touch Of Whimsy

The dictionary describes whimsy as an endearing quaintness or oddity: the quality of being slightly odd or playfully humorous, especially in an endearing way. I decided that it would be fun if I brought a touch of whimsy into our dining room! When we painted a few years ago I decided that the chandelier needed a little something to "warm" it up a bit. I found these sweet little shades at our local craft store for a few dollars each. The color of the shades blended in really well with the draperies, carpet and walls. This past week as I was on my "hunt" to find things around my home to "recycle" I decided that instead of my tea cups being in the hutch the chandelier would be the perfect place to display them! I know, I know, sounds a little crazy, but hey, a little crazy is good for us sometimes!! I am tickled pink with the results. What can you do to add a little touch of whimsy to your home?

15 comments:

Julian said...

are you going to put that plate on your wall, and use your expert sewing to make a new tablerunner? Looking forward to the surprise ealier last week! Loved Miss Bonnies post, and the lamp is cute! Happy sewing!
Christina

Cheryl (copper's wife) said...

I love your little touch of whimsy!! The cups are a lovely touch!

I like to add little snippets of whimsy here and there, too. The example that comes immediatley to mind is the little grace mouse I asked Dani to paint near the baseboard in a corner of my laundry room!

Penless Thoughts said...

I never in a million years would have thought to do that but it looks real cute. Guess I need to learn to think out of the box more.
Susan

Karen said...

Very cute, Susan! I like to add whimsy to my rooms, too! It gives people something to talk about! ;0)

Tracy said...

I love this idea. It's adorable!

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Very clever, Susan...thanks for sharing your pictures!

Diane @ Candid Reflections said...

What a creative idea...would have never thought of it myself! Those cups are a great bit of "whimsy" for your dining room!! Stop by and vote on my latest meme...it's been fun to see people's answers! Blessings for a great weekend! Diane

Mrs. U said...

This is sweet!! What a neat surprise your guests will get when they look up and see those darling teacups!!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Christie Belle said...

I have never seen anything like this, but it is so neat! I would have never thought of something like this. I love it. Those teacups are exactly what was needed:o)

P.S. Thanks for the encouraging words on my Weight Watchers post, I can always count on you to uplift and have kind words to share, big hugs:)

Southern Heart said...

What a great idea---that never occurred to me! It looks quite charming---pretty china pattern, too!

Jodi said...

Darling ~ Susan! You are so creative!

Rhoda said...

That is whimsical, but works great in your DR. Very cute!

Rhoda

Storybook Woods said...

Wow, what a difference. It is so much more charming !!! Clarice

Kelli said...

Susan, this is such a pretty idea, I love it!!!!

Kelli

Mindy said...

As always....a wonderful touch of whisy for your lovely home!!! Hope this finds you well my friend!
Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful weekend..