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Architectural Digest got nothing over me!

October 7th, 2013 at 01:15 pm

Some things are just too ... interesting to toss. At least for a limited time. We don't have a lot of storage space and I am a fanatically neat person, but I am betting on making an eyecatching display that won't cost me anything.

Last year our backyard grape vines finally seemed to thrive. The stalks were long, 6' and more. They were strong and flexible, nicely curved and had neat little curly feelers here and there.

When time came to prune the plant, I decided to keep some of the long vines. The 5 and 6 foot length was not easy to get from mother nature, and certainly not free in the craft stores for any sort of pole.

What I pictured was using them in a big floor vase and hanging a certain item I make - glass ornament bulbs that I suspend a pair of earrings (or bracelet) inside. Kind of like a ship in a bottle.

There they stayed, in the garage for a year. In a corner. Not forgotten! And now ready for the test. Instead of the big floor vase, I decided to go with one of the heavy table vases I already have. Here's the set up so far (yes that is my dog behind):



In the bottom of the vase will go some florist foam or perhaps something with less eco-impact.

Watch in coming weeks while I hang the ornaments.

3 Responses to “Architectural Digest got nothing over me!”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    I have done something similar with some large white birch branches that have fallen in storms. I stuck one branch in a large glass vase filled with beach sand that sits on the floor,and another branch I propped up along the exposed beams in my sunroom.

    They look nice even with nothing hanging from them, just an earthy touch.

  2. TashaC. Says:

    I am waiting to see finished product!

  3. SicilyYoder Says:

    Keep us updated.

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