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Creative Use of Vases in Your Home | Decor Inspiration

For me, there’s nothing that brightens up a room more than a vase of flowers. It can change the theme of the room (proteas for South African flavour), add to the season (daffodils for spring), create a mood (roses for romance) or bring freshness to a space (think wild flowers or jasmine with those amazing scents).

But one of the best things about flowers is the actual vase! I’ve seen so many creative ways of how different objects, buckets, jugs and more can be used as a vase – and all of that really complements a room’s decor as well as work well with the flowers chosen.

Remember that vases can also contain fruit, vegetables, grasses and wire flowers – it’s really all about what sort of statement you want to make with your vase and arrangement. If you’re looking for some great flower tips & ideas (especially for a wedding or event) in and around the Cape Town area, then I would check out Audrey & Kay.

In the meantime, here are my ideas for creative vases!

Some Amazing DIY Vase Ideas

Some Amazing DIY Vase Ideas | source here

Vintage Tea Pot as a Vase

Vintage Tea Pot as a Vase | source Ana Rosa

Gilt Edge & Vibrant Purple Flowers

Gilt Edge & Vibrant Purple Flowers | source Erin Ever After

DIY Can & Clay Pot as vases

DIY Can & Clay Pot as vases | source Just Imagine

Clear Cut Glass Vase

Clear Cut Glass Vase | source Pinterest

Bronze, Cream & White Tins as Wedding Vases

Bronze, Cream & White Tins as Wedding Vases | source Crazy About Weddings

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On Beauty…

I was browsing Facebook the other day and came across a post by Wynberg Girls High (where I went to school) about the 2013 Matric Dance; of course I had to read it – and was whisked off 10 years ago into my own dance, where I wore a cream top with matching satin gloves, and a long fish-tail satin skirt in wine red… things have certainly changed, but the concept of ‘what is beautiful’ hasn’t.

I read with admiration the speech made by this year’s head girl Lauren Gildenhuys, who hit the nail on the head when she described the difference between ‘being beautiful’ and ‘having beauty’:

I realised that the words beauty and beautiful have two very different meanings. Beauty is related to truth, goodness and grace, it dances in your souls and makes other people want to be around you for the right reasons. It is timeless, and it will not come off with make-up remover. It will touch hearts, not eyes. And so, although I want you all to know that you look beautiful tonight, what is more important is that you know that you each possess your own dazzling unique beauty, and will never lose it.

And just how beautiful is that? To know that each of us possess our own unique brand of beauty, and that beauty can be seen in moments, in a glance, in a landscape, in an action…I hope this has been inspirational, and that you know that we are all beautiful, because we have beauty.

ON BEAUTY

Coloured Wedding Dresses – Ruffles & Bows & All Things Gorgeous

Hello lovelies! So sorry it’s been a while since I posted last, but I’m serving up a beautiful blog post of massive proportions! I’ve been out of the wedding scene for a while – only went to one last year and one this year (so far), but both brides wore the most gorgeous dresses, and therefore I was inspired to post about – you guessed it – dresses.

But not just dresses, but beautiful coloured wedding dresses that grab the eye, make the heart race faster, make the ladies go ‘ah’ and the guys go ‘oh!’…there’s something about taking the traditional white dress and throwing a tint of sorts to make it stand out from the crowd. I’m not suggesting go bold in your colour, but as if you’d dunked it in mint tea or lavender petals and given a character-filled aspect to it. Anyway, enjoy the post, I certainly do!

xxx

Champagne Ruffles

Champagne Ruffles| source One Fab Day

Sky Blue Petticoat

Sky Blue Petticoat | source Bridal Musings

Pale Grey Feathers

Pale Grey Feathers | source One Fab Day

Pink Pastel Rose Satin

Pink Pastel Rose Satin | source Wedding Inspirasi

Latte Tulle

Latte Tulle | source Wedding Bells – Vera Wang

Pale Pink & Yellow

Pale Pink & Yellow | source Wedding Inspirasi by Alena Goretskaya

Mint Green Ruffles & Bow

Mint Green Ruffles & Bow | source Vera Wang

Coffee & Gold Shimmer & Ruffles

Coffee & Gold Shimmer & Ruffles | source Best Clothing Gallery Vera Wang