Sunday, May 2, 2010

Creating Summer Vignettes using Vases and Urns

I love to use glass vases and urns to decorate! It really is such a versatile look, by just changing out the contents you have a whole new look. In winter I love to use glass seasonal balls, in fall I will use a seasonal fruit, like apples. For Spring, I use lemons for a punch of bright color. But summer..... summer I love to use natural elements like rocks, sticks (driftwood I collected from Ft Morgan)  and of course my favorites: sand and shells. When paired with candles, it really is a perfect look for any decor.



















To achieve these results it really is easy:

1.Mix sizes and shapes of glass for interest: Group multiple sized vases and urns for a striking entryway display or for a twist on a centerpiece. I also love to use this look on a coffee table or bedside table.

2.Create Drama: Use large vessels filled with oversized branches or blooms for a dramatic display on a dining table or console.

3. Add candlelight: Combine candleholders with vases to add variety, texture and a warm glow.


Below I have an example of  how you can create that Pottery Barn look using discount materials, as well as freebies you can find outside while walking on the beach or hiking in the mountains. Click on the photo to see the dollar breakdown.























I would love to see your glass vase creations, email me a photo and I will share in an upcoming post!

My friend High Maintenance shared a fun post about our day together on Saturday. Click here to visit and see the "trouble" we got into. Be sure to leave her a comment. She's pretty new to blogging. I have been telling her how amazing bloggers are. Check her out.

10 comments:

Mari said...

I love these! I have something similar on my table, that I change out depending on the season.

tigertownlady said...

I have several of these I've fixed from shells and sand we collected on vacation at Gulf Shores- I love them and can't wait to go back and gather more!

tigertownlady said...

I have several of these I've fixed from shells and sand we collected on vacation at Gulf Shores- I love them and can't wait to go back and gather more!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I love the urns....I love anything that reminds me of the beach....I have some sand from the Pacific I have been looking for something to do...may copy one of yours. Thanks for the cool ideas. Gonna be in downtown Hoover Sat...can you tell me where to shop?

Allie and Pattie said...

I've been meaning to dig out the summer jars- you just motivated me!
xoxo Pattie

Carrie said...

I love it!! Now I know what to do with all our shells. Thanks for the great idea.

Dawn said...

See, that's why I thought of you that day at the estate sale!

I planned on doing something similar for my summer mantle. Maybe I can play with it Monday and get a photo to you.
Hugs,
Dawn

Creations By Cindy said...

Ooh, I love a lot! Be blessed. Cindy

Lisa B. said...

Love your display. My son's bathroom has seashells displayed in a candle jar.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Gorgeous! Love the urns and vases!