Thursday, October 15, 2009

Places For Vases

I am a collector. . . .either that or I am obsessive compulsive. I prefer to think that I am a collector. One of the many things that I enjoy collecting are vases and planters. I do try to keep it to a few certain types of vases----cream, moss green, and milk glass.
Since I've re-focused my efforts on decorating the guest room, I decided that it would be a great place to display a few of my vase collections. I had a few aqua pieces that look great on the mantle of the faux fireplace.
And I thought that the long, long shelf would be a perfect spot for a few pieces of milk glass. I began by gathering milk glass vases from various areas of the house. When it was all gathered, I was really surprised at how many pieces I had. I then laid everything out to see if there were "families" of vases. Again to my surprise, I had several. Next I grouped the vase families together beginning with the largest ones in the center of the shelves. And then I worked my way out to fill in the rest. I think the contrast of the white vases against the grey walls looks beautiful!
But now I see a big blank wall.
There's only one thing to do. Look for the perfect empty frame in my supply and give it a coat of silver spray paint because this room needs a little more sparkle to match the chandelier. The cute fleur de lis hanger is just the right touch. Yes! Now I think this room is complete. . . at least for now.

19 comments:

Lincoln and Alisia said...

Can't wait to see it all put together!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I just love it. I'll bet you were surprised to find you had so many vases. Be sure and keep us updated. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

Charla

ceekay said...

Brillant! You definately have some vases!!! They look great all together like that!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Now you need lots of flowers to fill those vases!

~L~ said...

I collect milk glass also. So beautiful. They look really lovely with a little tea light candle glowing inside as well. The milk glass is transparent enough to see the pretty glow. Wonderful display.

Jake and Krystal said...

My goodness! I'm not the only one with vases, LOL! (Although I just sent a bunch to DI). I have a McCoy vase, similar to the white one on your mantle; but, in aqua. I LOVE it! And, I love your ideas! They inspire me.

Krystal

Holly said...

Very pretty display! I have several of the same milk glass pieces.

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

That is an awesome collection! I am still in love with the teal frame set up...delicious!

jojo said...

wow, that is an obsession, i mean, collection! Beautiful...I collect vases also...;p

Robin said...

WOW! What a statment. I love it.

Liz said...

Ooohhh... LOVE your collections! Especially the arrangement of frames with the aqua pottery, you're a woman after my own heart!

Sherri S said...

Love the frames. Love all the milk glass. And really love the use of the empty frame. I had one huge one empty for a while in my living room. It's a HUGE conversation item. People wonder why is it empty. LOL

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Really unique, really beautiful...You have such a gift!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

What a great way to look at it... hmmm I think I'm a collector too! :) I love the way you arranged the aqua pieces with the frame. -Jackie

Sharon said...

Pretty. I love the turquoise vases with the turquoise frame.

Debbie said...

Love what you have done. Do you have any tips or instructions for creating your long, long shelf? I know you did it before blog, but was wondering if you might post a how to on it?

Cottagecheap said...

Now your gonna think I am crazy....
I think it needs a single cool piece of your milk glass in the middle of the frame as 'art'. Just me! LOL

Amy said...

Your vases look terrific on that shelf!

~Hurricane B~ said...

Wow..can I come stay? That is a spectacular guest room.

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