Going Topless For The Holidays

Broke the top to a favorite teapot? Lost the lid to a sugar bowl? Don't discount your topless pieces – bring them out and find new uses for holiday entertaining.

Without a top, but still a lovely piece – this teapot makes a stunning vase now.

Highlight the pretty features of a piece and no one will notice the flaws. Grouping this pot with with a brass tray and other gold items creates a cohesive display that really shines.

The lid to this pewter sugar bowl has lost its way – but now I can use it as a candlestick.

To stabilize candle – fill your sugar bowl with dry beans or rice.


  1. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  November 19, 2010

    ohh, i love the pewter sugar bowl with the candle stick…great idea to fill it with beans to hold it straight. I love your site…always great ideas!

  2. Clare  November 20, 2010

    What an absolutely beautiful tea pot! Where did you get it?
    Cheers 🙂

    • camilla  November 21, 2010

      Thanks Clare – I picked that up at a resale shop – I was thrilled to spot it 😉 C