Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

August 4, 2011

Vase Craze

I am still abroad, but am so back logged with photos of of purchases, DIY goodies and funny stories that my post will be un-travel-related for a few more days.  As a bonus, I am a bit homesick and blogging about home-y thing is making me smile.

While still in Canada, I went completely nuts for vases (see here & here).  Odd because I rarely fork over the clams for fresh cut flowers.  I guess I need to make more Billy Buttons.

I purchased this turquoise piece at a brand-spanking-new antique store that opened up in my hometown.  It was only $12!  It is marked "Staffa F" but, like most markings, it is lost on me.  I just love the colour and the beehive shape.  Sadly, it looked naked all by its lonesome . . .

This vintage 50s kitchen still remains in the top floor of my
childhood home.  My great-grandfather built the house and it used to house three families!

I rarely buy home accessories at Winner's or Homesense but I found a tall white vase (handmade in Sri Lanka) that has a splash of colourful glaze at the top and it looks perfect with my new vintage piece.  Check it out (living temporarily) on my mom's expedit unit (expedit love!).  I think the difference in height makes these two pieces the perfect friends.

I have been so absent from my favorite blogs, so tell me about your most recent find!


  1. That vase is so cool! Love the color. I haven't had any recent finds unless you count a couple of items I found whie cleaning that are new to me once again...does that count? :)

  2. I love the vase and think it looks perfect with the taller piece. I'm unfamiliar with the marking too, and now it gives me something new to obsess about. I won't rest till I find out. :)

  3. I love the colour of that vase!
    Have fun on your trip!! We're off to Whistler... not quite so cultural. lol.

  4. Love the pairing! I always thought things had to be in groups of three, but this looks so perfectly balanced.

  5. I love the color of the vase!

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  6. I love the color of the vase!

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