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.
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?
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?
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!