Monday, February 23, 2009

Mint Julep Cups

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I love the look of small bouquets in silver mint julep cups! There are a lot of gorgeous antique sterling mint julep cups on eBay but they are way too expensive for my budget. If you want the look but can't afford the real thing then you can find reproduction cups most any place that sells wedding supplies. I've seen them at Michaels and on eBay.

Getting that expensive look for less is what I love! Even the roses were a deal. I bought them this weekend for $5 a dozen at the grocery store! They must have been left over from Valentine's Day but they still looked great!


Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hi Cindy,
Its my first visit to your blog and I love it. The roses look very pretty. I will be back again.

Kind Regards

SherryRoseBella said...

so beautiful, Cindy!! I just left comments on Flickr! You have the prettiest home and the greatest ideas!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

It is my first visit too, and I am definitly a new follower!! You're home and blog is beautiful, and what an inspiration you are!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing not only your beautiful spaces, but also your clever ideas. Always looking for ways to change it up, but keep it budget friendly and your advice is priceless.

Stacey said...

Very pretty. :)

Marilyn said...


I love the elegant simplicity of the roses/mint julep combination. Sometimes the smallest things can have the biggest impact!

just a little bit shabby said...

Sooo beautiful! there is nothing so soft and graceful as fresh flowers. The little cup is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Cindy~ ~ ~
It has been my experience that a Mint Julep tastes so fine in any glass you care to put it in. It must be heavenly in the official cup although I have never tryed it in one. My friend Joy makes a devine libation with her fresh grown mint. I'll have to mention this to her. It will give us a new purpose when we go Antiquing! Maybe we will get lucky and find a great deal.
Have a wonderful day!

LillySue said...

Hi Cindy-
I just love anything that is old silver. The julep cups are lovely, even more so with the roses in them. I have a question, is the blue room displayed on the right side of your top banner a room in your house??? I have had that same room living in my soul for some time now....What is that paint color?? It looks so heavenly! I would love to see more pictures of the room if it is yours!! Blessings- LillySue

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I love those roses. I am so looking forward to spring!

marty39 said...

The roses and the mint-julep cups are so simple and so gorgeous. They make such an elegant display. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Glenda said...

I see these silverplated all over the place. I have a few, I use for a pencil holder. Didn't think for a minute they were worth what they ask on Ebay.


artis1111 said...

I love it when I find a great buy!.I think they mean more than something that cost way too much. Your's are lovely! Kathy

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Cindy what a gorgeous combination. The roses are such a pretty colour

abeachcottage sarah said...

g'day Cindy

boy everytime I stop by here I think oh yeah i like that, of course I love the roses, don't seem to last here for long though, I'm wondering how they go in your climate

I bought a silver jug the other day out thrifting, inspired by you and used it for a tablescape, looks good

very pretty as usual, I reckon you need to rent out your home for stays to blog gals for little two days romantic home breaks!


Anonymous said...

I just bought over 50 vintage julep vases for my reception. I got them from a wedding rental supply store that had closed down over 15 years ago and were barely getting rid of their supplies.
Their loss my gain :)
and once again,
your page is just lovely.

Mary said...

Ooo, pretty! Yes, I have even gotten them in the bath department at HomeGoods or Marshalls -- about $6. each. :)

Love the roses!

Christy said...


Your blog is so beautiful...I have enjoyed reading each post! Thanks for sharing!

NZ Carla said...

I have just had my daily fix.....your wonderful photos and post!!
Thanks for sharing your brilliant ideas!


Diane said...

It's beautiful Cindy! I love the pink roses with the silver cup.

I needed photos of blue flowers for a collage for Blue Monday. While searching for the blue flowers on flickr, I ran across some of your photos! Too funny! ♥

Betty Jo said...

What an awesome tip Cindy! Your roses are gorgeous in the cup. ♥

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Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for the blog love and for the sweet comments. You just made Leslie's day. She sent me an excited e-mail telling me someone had just bought some earrings and they had found her through you. So thank you, girl!

I love the cups you have posted. Can you believe I passed 2 of them up at the thrift shop last week. I think they $2 bucks each. But I couldn't think of anything to do with them. Now I'm kicking myself for not getting them.

The Charm House said...

This is such a pretty look! Really Beautiful!

Brenda Leyland said...

What a lovely blog! I'm so glad I found you -- as someone recently said to me, you're a keeper!

I look forward to future visits. I noticed from one posting a while ago you love Victoria magazine. Me too! I have every issue (some more than one copy)..... and I note that you like anything from Barefoot Contessa and Susan Branch -- yes yes!

I'll be back!

RobinfromCA said...

I love this look too! Just beautiful! And, it's always best if you can get something at a terrific price! Thanks for the tip on wedding supply stores - I'd never thought of that one!


tardevil said...

I also like to buy silver toothbrush holders. You can't tell if the flowers cover the holes.

annie said...

Lovely idea. The roses are so beautiful next to the silver.

By the way the Lakewood post inspired by your post card went up on the blog today.

vintagewindow said...

beautiful roses. I love the cups.

Have a nice day


Cottage Rose said...

Hello Cindy; I love the how the Rose's look in the cups. So simple yet very elegant I will have to be on the hunt for some now. What a great buy you found for them. They are truly gorgeous.


Lynne Laura said...

Looks like a million bucks especially with the pretty pink roses!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a beautiful look Cindy, the silver really gives a rich look and the roses are just lovely.


desiree said...

Great idea Cindy! I got 3 of these as a gift and i never thought of a mini bouquet. It's perfect thanks so much. I have a little get together coming up...yeah!

Cass said...

Oh, so pretty!

Love it. Cass

Dream Mom said...

Oh, I love them too. I especially like the classic and timeless look of them. You never grow tired of them.

The Pink Poodle said...

hi usual your blog..& ideas are totally beautiful & inspirational..

You are fantastic!!

cheers from oz..andrea

Michele said...

The pink roses look beautiful, and thanks for the tip about where to find reproduction mint julep cups. Your blog is more beautiful than ever!!

On another note, I missed several weeks of your blog due to personal things going on in my life so I didn't know about you being published. My mom called me one day and asked what the name of the woman with the shabby chic blog I love is. She recognized you from the article in the Mercury News because I'm always sharing different things about you and your blog with her!! LOL!! I don't get the paper, but she saved the article for me. Congrats on being published and on all the other wonderful things that have been happening in your life!!! You should be very proud as you've worked hard and have had fun doing it......that's what makes you special!!

Also, I wanted to let you know that I put your button on my blog, Butterfly Whispers (link under my email address below).

Thanks so much!!
Michele R.(CA)
Butterfly Whispers

Melissa Lester said...

I love those, too! Mint juleps are special where my husband went to law school in Kentucky because of their association with horse racing and the Kentucky Derby. I don't drink, but still love a derby cup with a pretty bouquet. We have an antique derby cup that my husband's grandfather owned. I need to polish it up in time for the derby this year.

Essemia said...

Oh my! As I'm not American I wonder if those mint julep cups are very popular as they are so expensive at eBay? As the dollar has raisen so much towards the SEK they would be far too expensive for my budget too.
Love those roses. It's very difficult to get those here in Sweden. At least where I live.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I've got a Target' mint julep cup that my parents got for me that will do just fine til I can get a sterling one....some day....

My cup travels all around my house, on my nightstand, in the family room, & was last seen on a silver tray on my kitchen table in my Feb. Centerpiece party post!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

~ Once again, just sooooo lovely!!! I adore your personal style & flair ~~~ you do it with such grace & warmth! Best, Linda/ RMS "Mom of a German Shorthair"

TattingChic said...

So pretty! Thanks for the tip on "budget" mint julep cups, LOL! I love it! Who doesn't need to save money right now! :)