A little Tuesday vignette action for ya. Before I ever started following interior design blogs I just used to call this kind of thing “trying to arrange stuff in a pretty way,” but what did I know? Seriously.

My floor vases get a lot of love on the blog, but sometimes it’s the little things that make the most impact. Scheurich’s 414-16 shape (above) must have tapped into people’s collect-them-all mindset, because it was produced throughout much of the 1960s and into the 70s in over 100 different glazes (via Kevin Graham.)

The 414-16 needs a few buddies of its kind to really shine, but the good news is that they regularly pop up in thrift stores, at fleamarkets, and on ebay. This shape is a perfect gateway drug for any potential West-German pottery collector: requires little space, easy to tuck away in a cupboard should you tire of it, and holds a decent spray of flowers. Let’s hunt some down before all the cool kids catch on!

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4 Responses to Threes

  1. Emma says:

    Well you know how much I love this shape. They look lovely with the flowers in; I may start using mine to display foliage rather than just clumping them all together on top of our blanket box. I didn’t know they were called ‘vignettes’ either, so you learn something new every day!

  2. Fat Cat says:

    Wow, over a hundred different glazes ! Imagine collecting them all…
    Ah “vignetting”, a dreadful activity – at least in my book. People either have the gene or they don’t and I definitely fall under the latter category…

  3. lavalotti says:

    Yep, the whole vignette thing can be pretty tedious, but sometimes I get lucky and something ends up looking good!

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