I thought the dining room was done, but I just keep adding one more thing. Actually, it is when a room is “done” that finding pieces for the room is easier. It’s because the style of the room is clearly defined and you know what will fit and what won’t. It is such a different feeling than in the early stages of a room where you ponder every choice because there is still room to make it work.
The moment I saw these recycled glass vases I knew they would be perfect in my already “done” dining room. The large floor vases with lime green hue were perfect for the corners on either side of the window. But, I let them slip away. I spotted them at HomeGoods and snapped a picture to go home and check if they were right. Of course they were and I went back the next day to get them, but they were gone. Ugh, I should have trusted my instincts. I know this room, the style is so clear to me, and I knew those vases would work. But I hesitated and lost them. I spent the following months daydreaming of those vases and not seeing anything else that would even compare.
Finally, on a recent trip to HomeGoods and on my second pass thought the store (to make sure I did not miss anything), I spotted a pair of the recycled glass vases under a display table. My oldest was sitting in the back of the cart and I promptly made him vacate the cart to make room for my vases. They were $25 each and I was certainly not going to let them get away again.
We left HomeGoods and headed straight to Target where I knew I would find the perfect vase filler. I have been eyeing these curly willow branches forever. Each pack has 5 branches for $10. I bought two packs to fill my vases.
I could hardly wait to get my long awaited vases in their new home. I have been longing to bring that lime green color down in the room. Before these vases all the green accents were above the board and batten. The vases help distribute the color in the room and brighten up those corners. Despite their weight and large size, the translucent glass keeps them light and prevents them from taking up too much visual space. The curly willow adds a nice natural element. The sticks are subtle, but the vases would look incomplete without them.
These vases are 100% recycled glass and made in Spain according to the little sticker on the side. They are super thick and heavy. The glass is a bit wavy and textured. I love them, but I am not fond of the paper band around the neck. I will probably replace it with jute twine.
Okay, I thought the room was done with the oversized key, but now I am certain it is done. Well, until I find another perfect piece that I cannot live without and matches my dining room style perfectly…
See the rest of the dining room details here.