Sugar and creamer sets are borderline utilitarian and knick-knack. Aside from traditional tea drinking, our contemporary coffee drinking styles have left them pretty much behind. However, many of them are too nice to put away in a cupboard.
I gathered three different styles of creamers that were made in Japan. These vintage pieces provide a great starting place for simple, cheery arrangements.
I love Shasta daisies, and I just had to have them now. An elongated Lefton creamer with a forest-mushroom motif suited the bill for a happy display of the blooms. This array is suitable year-around.
The light blue and white pitcher is a modern take on cranes. The size is perfect for an African violet planting.
An elaborate Lustreware pitcher is decorated with traditional Japanese depictions of people at leisure. I added a sprig of bamboo and tiny flowers.