Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thinking Outside the "Wire Urn"?


I'm not sure what you call these "containers".
but I call them wire urns......
I love this one; unique, cream, a tiny bit shabby...
I use them for lots of things in my little store.
This one has been full of rolled up music, or dictionary pages, or filled with doilies.
Or just sitting with nothing in it it is lovely.
But I decided to try something new....


I turned it upside down to use it as a "cloche" of sorts.

I put a doily and one of my handmade nests on top,
an old clock face, and "other treasures" inside at the bottom,
and laid another nest (in a coin purse) at the base.
Also added one of  my little Tea Bag Rose Bouquets.

It is so fun and different. Love it!!
What else could we put under there?
Or maybe it would be a great base for a cake plate....


Here is just a bit of something from home.
I do not decorate much here, but have some special pieces I like to play with...
tea pot,

  old lock and keys....white buttons I love....


and another nest. Can you tell I love nests???

OK, that is all the fun for today.

blessings
barb
Blissful Whites Wednesday is one of my fave days in Blogland.
Timewashed has a beautiful blog!!!
 and lots of creamy dreamy whites around her home.
And on Wednesdays we all post pics at her place too.
enjoy! 

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh, I've missed popping by! You have so many fabulous items in your store! Wow! I to am not sure about this 'urn' but it sure is beautiful and I love how you've displayed it! Just delightful! Have a great day!

Tete said...

I need one of those wire urns. So much you can do with that. I love painted metal things with character. I have things I play with here, too. I love old buttons. SO much fun and memories in them.
Hope you had a good day!

fairykin said...

Thank you, it is amazing something like this wire urn can be right in front of your nose, and until a fellow artist is inspired and shares an idea, that a house can be so beautifully decorated.

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love the URN and I loved it upside down with the nest on top.. I too love a good NEST sister !!!! Have a fabulous week my friend

Rhonda said...

I adore your vignette. Those buttons and your amazing urn are beautiful.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Barbara, I LOVE all your buttons! We have a button museum nearby in Waterbury, CT, and I love going in to see them with all the history attached. Thanks for your lovely post. Linda

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

What a great idea to use the urn as a cloche! Brillant and so pretty. Love that big lock too!!

Kadee Willow said...

Hi, Barbara Jean! Vintage buttons all piled up and nests.... just the best! I have collected so many white buttons but whenever I spy them at an antique mall or flea market I have to pick them up. I just like how they age over time.

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

Hi Barb, I also love these wire urns, especially if they are white! Great idea in turning it over to be so unique! A cloche indeed! xo Pam

Pam~Simply Nordic said...

Love your shabby white urn! So many uses you have found for this tresor! xo Pam

Okio B Designs said...

You are so clever! Love the upside down look!

Jeanine

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh goodness these are all soooo sweet! Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog - hope you can stop and play during 14 heARTS!

Nancy

Angela Swanson said...

Barbara,

I love the way you take an object and show the many different potential uses. It gives such inspiration for me when I find an object to think outside the box and look at it with a creative set of eyes. Thank you for the post!