I have created a collection based vignette. You all know how much I love creating vignettes.
Actually I only have a few collections. I have jars, bottles and white pitchers. (All glass: must watch Ivy).
Right now I don’t have a place to display the white pitchers, so they’re stored on the shelves of my closet. (Fairly safe from Ivy, except when I forget to close that closet door).
I’ve had the wall canvas featuring old vintage trucks for months. I found it half price at Hobby Lobby. I knew I’d find somewhere for it.
If I really, really love something, I know I will find a place for it. But if I don’t get it, I know I will regret it.
So if something reaches out and really grabs you, it’s probably better to go ahead and get it. Or you risk it not being there when you come back for it.
Bring Collections Into Your Decor:
The other day I thought: The top of this cupboard, which so far Ivy hasn’t messed with much, (emphasis on much) would be a perfect spot for my bottles as well as my Mason jar collection. The vintage collections would fit in perfectly with the vintage style wall canvas.
As well as the painting over my desk.
This wall of my living room is very rustic in style. What’s more rustic than old bottles and Mason jars? And of course old vintage pickups.
There’s Miss Ivy Lou at the door looking outside. She likes to watch birds. Or anything else that moves.
One thing about having rustic style furniture, I don’t worry much about it. I figure it will age well. It’s already stripped down to the most basic of elements. Raw wood.
It’s worrisome to have furniture that you constantly have to be vigilant about. Like scratches and spills. Between the pet babies and Andrew, I like furniture that will hold up well.
My couch is made of recycled plastic sacks and bottles. Even if I could afford leather furniture, I know I would hover over it, always worrying that something would happen to pierce or harm the leather.
Life is too short to worry over furniture.
When I don’t have a desk, I tend to lose things. Even a small desk brings organization for things you need to find from time to time. Like envelopes and stamps. My camera lenses. Pens and pencils.
Otherwise I set these things down some place and swear I’ll remember where I put it. Then I don’t.
I found this canvas of times gone by in what I consider the “male” section of Hobby Lobby. The aisles where you see tractor paintings and such.
But as soon as I saw it, I knew it would always remind me of a simpler time. When things weren’t so rushed and electronics weren’t in everyone’s hands. Where Main Street was the place to go for whatever you needed.
I like to mix styles. I have a gold and glass coffee table and end tables in my living room. And I also have this rustic furniture. They’re quite a contrast.
But I like that. It keeps things interesting. Things don’t have to be from the same style or era to occupy the same room.
I enjoy sitting here gazing at the bottles and Mason jars. Because it reminds me of my childhood. When what we raised in our garden were canned for the winter months.
I recall how the Mason jars of veggies and fruits would light up and sparkle when the cellar door was pulled up and they were exposed to the sun. Wonderful memories.