Archive for the ‘Decor’ Category

I like to pick things up off the ground

October 15th, 2009

I’m still playing around with different things I can put on top of the candle holders. These are the seeds from a sweetgum tree. The seed pods had fallen off while they were still green.

Seed pods and candlesticks

They eventually begin to dry out within a few days and turn brown. The seeds start to fall out.

The brown and empty pods are what you usually see on the sidewalks and streets.

I took this last photo because I like seeing the change of the colors from green to brown. The nook between the green and brown pods is filled with seeds and seed husks.

 

Vintage handkerchief love

October 10th, 2009

I love the look and workmanship of vintage linen handkerchiefs. I collected some while planning my wedding in hopes of using them.

Many of them came starched and perfectly pressed. Starch, over time, will yellow and damage the fibers. I like mine when they’ve simply been washed and allowed to air dry naturally. You can really appreciate the beauty of the natural texture of the linen fiber.

Vintage handkerchiefs detail

 After the wedding, I found that I had collected many vintage handkerchiefs. I hated the idea of having to store them without enjoying them and found some ways to display them around the house.

This is one of my favorite ways to use them – informally pinned onto the walls as artwork.

Vintage linen handkerchiefs displayed on wall

Vintage linen handkerchiefs detail

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 I have very light yellow walls. But I can imagine that these would be gorgeous against a dark grey wall or even against a hot pink wall. The contrast would be stunning.

You could even frame them and have them arranged as a collection for a look that’s more finished. I personally have too many uses for them to put into a frame, but that’s just my personal preference! I’m sure there are many ways you can use them.

How have you used your vintage hankies?

Other uses for candle holders – succulents

October 9th, 2009

Here’s another vignette I made for candle holders with some succulents, one of my personal loves!

 

Crystal candlesticks used to showcase succulents, vintage handkerchief background

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Other uses for candle holders

October 8th, 2009

I like finding unconventional ways to display plants and flowers. I picked up these crystal candle holders recently to showcase my tillandsias.

I love the contrast of organic air plants atop geometric crystal. They remind me of little fireworks.

 

Crystal candleholders as displays for air plants and peacock print.

A closeup:

Tillandsias on crystal candleholders

This print is called “Punked Peacock” from etsy seller midcenturyjo. Most of you probably know her best as one of the two ladies behind my favorite blog for interior inspiration, desiretoinspire. I love the streak of chartreuse running through the print.

Punked peacock print from Desire to Inspire

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