We did some more Grandwill shooooopping! (If you don’t click over, a recap is we helped clean out our grandparent’s house in DC and inherited many of their old goods, get it? GRANDwill instead of Goodwill!?) What do you think below belonged to my grandparents? If you say CORKS, you’re right! If you also said the gold mirrored tray, you’re also right! Just like my herringbone bookcases, I love being able to incorporate my heritage into my home. Old and new, a little bit of memories among my personal decor…love it.
I snagged this tinted blue glass vase at Marshall’s for $9.99, score! I’m revealing my master bedroom later this month (if you’re on Insta, you’ll have seen my many #masterbedroommakeover hash tags!) and wanted to incorporate some greenery. Only I stink at putting together greenery sooo…I went to Rod Works to grab these pretty fake flowers and asked one of the employees her thoughts. She suggested I fill it with glass marbles or glass beads. That got me thinking about what I had on hand to fill it with and I remembered I’d been saving old corks from the grandparent cleanout. |Check out the cupboard door tray tutorial too!
So I dumped them all in and loved the result. I can just imagine my cute grandparents cracking open a bottle for their nightly glass, holding hands and watching the evening news. And it makes me miss my childhood when we’d go visit them in DC and they’d take us fishing at their cottage in Maryland. And it makes me miss my Nana who passed away a year and a half ago. I think of my independent Grandpa who worked for the Pentagon in a super secret job, who now lives next door to me with my mom, dependent on his daughter and grandkids, missing his sweet wife.
But it brings back good memories and those are the ones I’ll think of when I look at this pretty vase in my bedroom. Oh, just use pliers to snip off the extra length depending on your vase size.
And there you go, easy cork vase filler, memories not included (;