When I found the tall, vintage vase below in a little shop, the pussy willow branches were displayed in it and I think that's what sold me. But I had to talk the owner into including the pussy willow branches with the vase. I love bringing touches of nature into the house, and these branches look so perfect in the vase! The shorter green vase just to the left of the tall one is a favorite piece. I love its shape and rich color. The piece in the foreground adds a touch of blue to the mostly green palette. The picture frame holds a couple of photos of me with my Mom and aunt.
The tall green vase below is an antique piece of Weller pottery that is housed on our mantel. It is a prized piece of American art pottery. The other pieces are new. I recently moved the plate from the dining room (it goes perfectly with our Sherwin-Williams Pennywise walls) to the living room. I like to move pieces around from time to time to give rooms a fresh look.
Below is a mid-century pottery lamp that had belonged to my parents. I can see how some people might find it ugly, but I adore it! It's been around longer than I have. The original lampshade was a drum shade covered in blue yarn (I know!). It had long since been replaced with a pleated shade that didn't complement the style of the lamp. After searching high and low, I finally found this drum-style lampshade. I think the fabric's color and crosshatch design complement the lamp beautifully.
The two pieces below sit on our tall antique reproduction bookcase. Beside them are a pair of carved wooden figures and a vintage shoe tree. Placing these objects on top of the bookcase draws the eye upwards.
I'll wrap up our little tour in the dining room, where in the spring I like to display this low, green bowl that we purchased at a crafts fair years ago. We have many more pieces of pottery around the house. Would you be interested in seeing more? Let me know!