Thursday, February 19, 2015

glassware vases kitchen decor

Last month I visited Antiques on Second here in Milwaukee and couldn't seem to stop noticing the blue vintage Ball jars. Apparently it stuck with me because ever since, I've been noticing glassware all over the place. I'm not sure how it came to me to use it as kitchen decor, but it did.

I bought clear and blue Ball jars, clear and blue soda bottles, and clear milk bottles from Michaels and Target.

I also bought fake flowers from Michaels. I bought four single stems and four bouquets, which I cut into single stems so that I could distribute them among more vases. Of course you can use real flowers, but gardening isn't my thing, and I don't like to keep real plants in the house with the cats anyway.

 I really love the soda bottles.

The combination of the blue and white here makes me very happy.

I'm also in love with my new fake wood backdrop that I previewed on Instagram a couple weeks ago.

Here it is, displayed in my kitchen. Both of these shelves were already installed when we moved in, and the top one has sat largely empty for three and a half years. Decor items are perfect for it because it's too high for me to reach without a chair.

Of course I had a kitty helper assist me with cutting the flowers, arranging the vases, and most importantly, taking the pictures. Does anyone else have an ever present kitty photo helper?

 I can't even call this a tutorial because it's just pretty glassware and fake flowers, but I'm so happy with the result. If you need a simple display for virtually any room in your house, this is a great option.

I'm also sharing my kitchen decor as well as some other ideas for kitchen decor using mason jars over on HubPages.

Has anyone else been decorating at home lately?


  1. Love the way your vases look up high like that -- very cheery and springlike!
    On a side note.... you must surely be the queen of refrigerator photos :)

  2. Love your glassware collection! And the flowers you picked are so cheerful...better fabric than real with the furry felines...good call!

  3. That is so bright and cheery! Love it...

  4. Antiques on Second! I was there last year when we came to town for March Madness. I've been meaning to drive up there and go again because it's the biggest antique store I've ever seen. :-)

  5. What a great addition to your workspace! I also really like the new "wood" backdrop. Very nice!

  6. OMG I love those vintage jars and bottles you found. Love how you decorated the entire shelf with them as well. It looks great.

  7. Very nice! I love the high shelf and the way you displayed the flowers!!! And of course :) you would have red and turquoise! It's beautiful!

  8. I saw one of these photos on Facebook, and the colors just made me feel happy, so I had to comment (again). Especially during the kind of weather we've been having, it's a great idea to brighten up our interior spaces.


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