Monday, 4 May 2009

A dual-purpose cork pot

Finally, here's a photo of my 'deskscaping' attempt - totally ripped off from the idea seen here. I researched buying one of the originals, but they were so expensive to ship (I haven't found any in the UK) that I went for a cheaper alternative instead.

I've styled it with a milk glass brooch and some of the stamps I bought on Friday.

Then, I had a flash of inspiration, loosely inspired by this wedding arrangement (well, the idea of a container inside another container.)

I looked in my cupboards and found a small ceramic beaker, which fits snugly inside the cork pot.

Ta da! I'm very impressed with my little flower arrangement. After I took the photos, I noticed that the shape of the flower on the brooch is similar to the shape of the white sweet william. It wasn't intentional - it must just be my subconscious inner stylist which helped me pull it together.

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Love it! So simple and perfect. And I love that you can put flowers in it when you want to.

laurens.paint.palette said...

Cute!

Rebecca said...

ohhhh...it is so very pretty. nice work:)

Katy said...

What a terribly cute idea!!

Blair said...

Oh, it is adorable--with or without the flowers. You are so creative!

Lee said...

What a beautiful, highly personalised vase/pen holder you've created! Very stylish & very clever.

Callie Grayson said...

mmmm very nice! I think I just may need to desk scape my new office space once I am all settled in my new home:)

Patricia Torres said...

Beautiful... love it!! its the most simple inspiration I've seen in a long time!

Star said...

Yes, that works very well and is very pleasing to the eye. Well done.
Blessings Star

malo said...

I love cork. Great styling job!

LINDSAY said...

ooooo! i love stick back cork! cute idea :)