I think this may be the last post on this room.
I say "may" because I've been known to add more posts on a space
I think I'm done......
Today I want to talk about how I filled in the empty area at the end of my living room.
I had a pair of French wire zinc urns
that I had used in a vignette
at the Boston Flower Show
a gazillion years ago.
It was like a mini decorator showhouse.
It was invitation only.
Only the top designers were asked to participate.
I AM VERY SNOOTY!!!!!
(where was I????, oh yeah, the urns.....)
So I got this pair of urns,
And for the display I filled them with lemons.
Well in my house, I don't do chic, so I had to come up with something else!!!
So when I lived in Watertown, I stuck them in my backyard in my perennial flower beds.
I planted annuals in them.
The squirrels kept knocking them over, 'cuz they were hiding their
nuts in the dirt, and the damn things would fall over.
But I loved my squirrels, so I suffered through the design indignity of it all.
(I had actually trained them
to eat out of my hands,
but that's a whole 'nother story!!!!)
(The squirrels, not the urns. Urns can't eat...jesh!)
(WHERE WAS I????)
(Oh, yeah, decorating.....)
So when I moved to my condo, I had this pair of URNS!!!
What to do with them????
I had been to Restoration Hardware, which is known for having some
BANGIN' GREAT FAKE FLOWERS!!!!
SO I BOUGHT A BUNCH, NOT KNOWING WHERE THEY WOULD GO, OR HOW I WOULD USE THEM!!!!!
I stuck them in the wire urns.
But I couldn't see them, 'cuz they was sittin' on the floor.
I set one on a little table in front of one of the windows,
AND LOVED IT!!!
So I realized, I needed to find a pair of
So of course!!!!!
I looked on ebay!!!!!
I knew I wanted unpainted wood, because they would flank the painted blue bookcase, and I wanted the contrast.
I am so happy with the pair I found.
I love the impact they make on the room.
And the urns looked great once I washed the squirrel dirt off them!!!
I do have a weakness for flowers in trumpet shaped objects.
I found this yellow vase in my wanderings.
Was going to sell it, but it got stuck in my house.
It mysteriously got too big to fit back out the door.
I had to keep it.....
It sits by my front door, and rests on the table that holds my ipod.
It can be glimpsed from the living room.....
I filled it full of fake flowers that I found in Flerida.
stuffed packed them in my carry on when I came back up to Massachusetts.
Talk about a gorgeous fake!!!!!
I had to buy them, even though I didn't have a good place to display them.
White flowers actually look better in this vase,
but sometimes you gots to go with what
makes your heart