A thing I like | How About Orange

August 04, 2010

A thing I like

Maybe this item is supposed to be a vase? I don't know, but I like it. I found it in a vintage shop on Etsy a long time ago, and now it holds stuff on my desk. (Full disclosure: I took out all the ugly pens to make this picture more attractive. I feel compelled to confess that.)

41 comments:

adele {modernemotive} said...

So pretty! Great find.

Amy said...

Haha! I think I would need to confess that too. I've got a stash of ugly medical prescription pens- I don't even know where this stuff comes from anymore.

Cynthia a.k.a. Cynnie said...

This is very attractive indeed.

Anonymous said...

You "staged" it?! I knew that. It's perfect.

I am going to clean out my pencil cup now.

Kristen said...

this is very cute - thanks for the confession... i may not have had cute pens/pencils to switch out ;)

Jeanee said...

SO perfect for you!!!

EG said...

Oh thank goodness you took out the ugly pens. I was all, "Yeah, 'cause we all have one scissors and 2 pencils on our desk." Ha.

Torrie said...

thanks for keepin' it real.

LKP said...

i love your disclosure! =)
very cute little gem you've got there. mine is a vintage (aka it used to be my deceased MIL's) Ball canning jar.
kinda boring but i love it!

hi-d said...

Looks great. haha...that's funny...I like your confession.

Stine Hoelgaard Johansen said...

very nice....:)
Stine

superh2ogirl said...

So adorable. I love that you confessed to have had funky pens in it before you took the picture! Raw realness! Love it!

-Nicole
www.craftmysoul.blogspot.com

Tabitha said...

ooh...I like it too! Very pretty!

Dolores said...

Hello from Austria, I drop by now and then, but everytime it costs me hours!
One reason why I loooove it here is your confession!
Sooo many blogs with soooo many supernice photos, but hey does really really anyone live like in an interiormagazine???
Show a bit from your real life and at least I am your true follower...
kleinformat-mag.net

Cap Creations said...

I like it!

You should see some of the stuff I have picked up at local thrift stores for my office! Planning stages in the works!

Do you have any photos of your office space to share? I need inspiration. PLEASE!

Grandma G said...

I bet I have more ugly pens than you do.

And more vintage stuff. That I still use. 'Cause I'm vintage, too.

Love,
Mum

Jess (hellowifeonline.com) said...

Thank you for confessing that! Sometimes I can't tell the difference between blogs and Catalog Living (http://catalogliving.net/) and that is troubling for those of us who DO have ugly pens!

Angie said...

so pretty- I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils

delia said...

Worth it for the beautiful photo. Love the simple shapes in the vase design too.

Porch Days said...

Lovely. I was admiring the fact that your scissors and pencils were all color coordinated and wondering why I can't manage things so nicely. Now I know the truth. But it makes a lovely photo!
Nancy

Erin said...

I've been reading your blog for a while - but this made me come out of the woodwork. Love the full disclosure - and the chevron pencil!

-Erin

3 M's said...

:) love the confession!

JB said...

Yep that's a good confession. Cause I'm staring at my messy stash of pens and crap on my desk wishing I had a nice pen, ruler and scissor scene to photograph! Not gonna happen!

rosige Zeit said...

I love monochrome compositions.

Kristina said...

What a cheery little vase! And, thanks for the confession :)

Shauna said...

I LOVE the flowers!! Its too cute!

~Valentina~ said...

Beautiful! great find :)

Lynda said...

Now I need to take a picture of my neat pen, pencil and junk holder! Yours is so pretty and you really didn't have to confess!

suzieQ said...

Love the honesty too, thanks for keeping it real, ha!

I would rather use something I found while junking to use unexpectedly than buy something that was made specifically for that purpose. Those touches are what makes a home your special place. Looking at items and re-purposing them is what challenges me creatively..

down comforter said...

It's really pretty, and everybody has a ugly pens around the house, so don't worry!

kansasgirl1 said...

very nice! wish i could find treasures like this - guess i need to shop more

AméliePasPoulain said...

I'm discovering your blog ans I'm a fan!
What a nice color for this vase! I love it!

Lyss said...

Lol! I have to admit that I use a pretty glass apple-green vase that I found at a thrift store - to hold my crochet hooks. It makes me happy.

Marla said...

Sublime. I can see why you like it!

Anonymous said...

I actually, literally drooled when I saw your vase/pen holder! (Yes, I'm embarrassed, but only slightly) It's super cute!

Jess said...

Oh my goodness; be sure to wipe that up.

The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I must say that I did notice your perfectly sharpened pencils. ;) I think almost every blogger stages their pictures to a point. I can't take fabulous pics like you do because my camera is nowhere near fabulous, but I can sure stage the heck out of them lol.

-Chelle

Lynn said...

I like it too...very much!

yeahyeahgirl said...

it's very beautiful : the vase, the pencils, the picture, the light, I LOVE IT !

Molly Severtson said...

We all do that. Don't worry.

Erika said...

It's funny you confessed that. I follow many blogs that show beautiful and amazing photos like yours. And I always wonder if they are "real-life" photos, because my real like is not like that :)

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