Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Carousel For My Nonpareils

With a little liquid gold leaf, I gave this lazy susan I found at a thrift store a quick Parisian makeover.  

Since then I have been collecting glass stoppers and interesting lids to fit into glass bottles to use as a place to display my sprinkles. And I do love a French inspired theme.

So now I have taken to collecting sprinkles.

Wondrous and beautiful sprinkles like these sugar pearls and pink nonpareils.  Have you ever even seen pink nonpareils before? 

Did you know sprinkles are relatively inexpensive?   

Wouldn't these pink nonpareils look stunning on some dark chocolate? 

All I had on hand tonight was some white chocolate morsels, so I made up a handful of candies for our after dinner snack.   

Check out these vivid canary yellow nonpareils.  Who knew?   I hereby declare that sprinkles are my latest obsession! 

It's such a happy obsession though, anyone care to join me? 

Linking up with Michael from Inspired By Charm



Low Tide High Style said...

Who knew nonpareils would make such a lovely display! Each year at Christmastime my mom would use silver nonpareils to decorate sugar cookies, I've loved them ever since! Your chocolates are too pretty to eat!

Kat :)

Julie said...

Now THAT is one obsession/collection I can NOT see a man objecting too. It is edible!!! And they all make a colorful and delectable vignette on your beautifully transformed Lazy Susan! LOVIN' it!! Can't wait to see how THIS collection blossoms and also gets used at Christmas...LOOK OUT Baking/Chef supply stores.... Here comes Lili!!! :-) SO FUN!!! I'll be watching form more installments. And yes...I never realized how pretty sprinkles were in a display!! woot!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Lovely lovely lovely - and only you could pull off such a wonderous collection of fancy bottles and fancy decorations for cookies and candies.

Ben loves sprinkles on his cupcakes - I'll have to show him yours the next time he come to visit.

jojo said...

What an interesting collection. And beautiful too! They look like little pears in those lovely glass bottles. Great idea!

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Gorgeous...They really are to pretty to keep hidden in a cupboard! Love how you have displayed them! ~ Rebecca

Rachel Lynn said...

Sprinkles are something that I never would have thought to collect! What an idea, I love to bake and create and with a collection of sprinkles, just think what I could do! lol

I've seen large selections of sprinkles available at bulk food stores, I may have to check them out and find some cute little jars to put them in.

Fabulously french said...

They look gorgeous and also very yummy.

Leeann x

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful - some of them look like pearls. Your bottles are lovely, especially that last one - looks like expensive scent.

Privet and Holly said...

It all looks
beautiful with
the LILI Touch!
My mom used to
use the silver
ones {she called
them dragees} but
I was scared to
eat them and break
a tooth! They are
gorgeous, though.
Fun collection!
xx Suzanne

Neil and Susan Brown said...

What beautiful photo's Lili! I do love your collections. Love the chocolates!! :)

Pamela said...

I'm not sure I need a new obsession, but if I look at those pictures one more time it will be too late. I had no idea they came in so many colors. What fun!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Sweet white chocolate candy... they look fabulous. Maybe I could shape my white chocolate Lindor balls into sea creatures, just kidding of course. You certainly eat sweets in (coastal) style!!

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

what a wonderful and tasty obsession...i'm in!!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi Lili dear,

Last night as I was drifting off to dreamland I said aloud, "oh, I forgot to check on Fearless Nesting." Jeff thought that I was losing it until I explained this morning that I regularly check on you and of course, on Maine.

Love the lazy Susan. I've been looking for one to set on our kitchen table, but our house is faaaaar from French.

In the next week I want to post some before and after shots of our kitchen. Jeff has been working his fanny off on it. Right now he is patching and mudding the ceiling where he took out crummy lights. We found an old store light in Wisconsin and carted it home. Now have it hanging low over our long farm table. More later.

Sending love across the miles,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Sharon Lovejoy said...

P.S. Re: sprinkles. They're sacred things here with my grands who would top EVERYTHING with them. Never saw the pinks before. Look like roe to me.


hometown girl said...

i love the nonpareils! i wanted to busy some pretty pearl looking ones but some reason never did! you've got quite the collection and i love your lazy susan so cute!! hope all is well, susan

Elenka said...

hmmmm, never even occurred to me to price sprinkles. I'll let you do it.

~ Lisa ~ said...

What a beautiful idea about displaying your sprinkles. I too, want to display sprinkles. LOL... How sweet they look. I am going to start collecting bottles for sprinkles...and display some and then when my grandkids visit, we can use the bagged sugar cookie mixes to make some quick sugar cookies and use some sprinkles. Thank you for such an awesome, sweet idea. My grandkids will love it Lili... what an inspiration!

GlamourGarage said...

Those white chocolate candies look soooo yummy. You made those?
And that french lazy susan, omg, I WANT THAT....

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Genius, my friend!
You always come up with the most creative ideas. :-)


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A bientot.