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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Tiny Toothpick Holders

The Victorians loved details, organizing and
categorizing. Thus, they had a utensil, plate, or pot for every purpose imaginable. One of my favorites is the toothpick holder. Can you imagine actually needing one of these? No? But they are so charming that I have to admit I've picked up a few over the years.

 These vintage pieces are made of sterling silver. I especially love the handled
 Loving Cup or trophy shape.

There are many cut crystal toothpick holders in a variety of shapes and designs. You can find them at most flea markets or antique stores .

They can be found in a wide range of colors too!

Some antique pieces are truly works of art.

I have a small assortment of silver toothpicks and baby cups that I have fun re-purposing. 
I keep a few in my bathroom for holding toiletries.

And I think they make the most adorable tiny vases for spring blossoms!

I like to party with


  1. Vintage Chateau,
    I adore the toothpick holders with the pansies!

  2. I love that you used them as mini-vases. How adorable!

  3. I have a few of these and I adore the inspiration that you have provided. Thank you so much! I would love for you to share this gem of a post on Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  4. What a lovely assortment, and thanks for the information--I had never really paid attention to these before. Thanks, Sandi

  5. Hi Karee! I really enjoyed seeing your toothpick holder collection and will be featuring it tomorrow at Vintage Charm :)

  6. I love these, how fun! I never knew they even existed, but now I'll be on the lookout for them for sure! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Hope to see you there again tomorrow! xo Kathleen

  7. Oh, I'm in love with your little silver ones holding the pansy blooms. I have a small group of crystal ones that a friends gave me years ago. I like to use them with flowers at place settings. They will likely be on our Easter brunch table. Thanks for sharing your collection. I added the photo of the silver trio with flowers to my Easter Inspiration board. '-)