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Design Crush
Erika Johnson
Design Crush
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My first middle school crush began with a note.  “Do you like me? Circle YES or NO.”  I still have the note and came far too close to scanning it for your entertainment.  When I saw my very cute crush in the halls, my heart raced to the tempo of my favorite 90s pop song and my cheeks flushed to a painfully obvious magenta.  Sound familiar?

As I grew older, I fine-tuned the art of playing it cool around crushes.  However, my latest crush has sent me spiraling back to my middle-school heart palpitations.

I am head-over-heels and rosy-cheeked for…darling posy vases.

Grouped on mantels or peppered throughout a room, quirky little vases and jars truly carry their own weight.  Muted tones, like these pretty vases above, can soften dramatic walls while jewel-toned vases can inject loads of vibrance.

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I am BANANAS for this pretty Jonathan Adler bud vase.  Lately, I’ve used it as a unique display for my summer cocktail rings.  How would you use a quirky banana vase?

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More scenes from my desk reveal an adorable tiny vase-turned pencil cup.  With a boy on one side and a girl on the other, this little two-faced person makes my heart smile.  Can you imagine loving another two-faced friend quite as much?

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A whimsical ceramic blue jar and vintage mason adorn our fireplace.  Lidded jars allow us to conceal unsightly pet toys inside a charming display.  Pretty tricky, don’t you think?

My favorite vases are currently displayed in our home:

  • Filled with garden flowers as a colorful spring centerpiece.
  • Standing alone! A great vase can carry its own weight in a room.
  • Perched on a stack of books as an unexpected pencil cup.
  • Displaying jewelry in a dressing area.
  • Hiding unsightly items, such as our cats’ toys.

 How do you display vases in your home?  I would love to hear!

 - Erika

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