Oh, just put your sticks in it already.

I’ve got these sticks next to my front door.

I really like them, but they always get so dirty and full of cobwebs around the base. I will neither confirm nor deny if I’ve found little bugs under the stick bundle as well.

I’ve been on the hunt for a large glass vase to put the sticks in. I think it will look more classy and will also keep the base of the bundle free from cobwebs and debris.

Do you realize how much huge glass vases are? Oh my word! They are not cheap. The cheapest I’ve seen them is about $25 from Home Goods. Ikea is charging $25-$35 (I think). And those are the cheapest I’ve found.

Why did it never dawn on me for months to look at Ross Dress for Less? I was browsing around in there the other day and finally found one!

And you wouldn’t believe how cheap it was! I paid $12 for this huge vase!!! Score.

I cleaned the vase down really well with windex – inside and out. Once it was sparkling I used a swiffer to clean the bottom of my stick bundle. They go together like PB&J. It’s like they were destined to be together. True Love happily ever after.

So basically, what I said in 200 words I could have said in 6:

Put your sticks in a vase.

Easy decor tip.  Put sticks in a large glass vase. Lots of model homes do this. houseofhepworths.com

Really, it’s the small simple details that make all the difference.

(I got the stick bundle at Target last year on clearance.)


     
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Comments

  1. You crack me up. I love your “six line description”. Thanks for the laugh. :) BTW – great idea. I don’t know what it is about the area next to the front door – I have the same problem.

  2. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says:

    Didja try IKEA? If IKEA don’t have it —- I don’t need it. LOL. I’ve seen some dandy big vases there.

  3. Nadine in Nevada says:

    I love it!

    WOW – I soooo miss “my” IKEA. Used to have on w/in 45 minutes of home. Now, I have to drive from Carson City, NV —> Sacramento, CA which just ain’t happening. :(

  4. I follow Silhouette BLOG.

  5. •ADDITIONAL ENTRY: “Pin” an image from this post on Pinterest. .Love the peacock design…just gorgeous!

  6. Good find! I agree on sticks in a vase. I have a few decorative sticks in a blue glass vase under a Matisse print in the family room that we really enjoy!

  7. Looks great! It is really amazing how much larger vases can cost! I’ve seen some that clear $200! Glad you were able to find one in the price range you wanted.

  8. What a great blog! and I love your giveaway. I’m now following you and Silhouette on Pinterest.

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