This room is filled with stoneware. This scene is shot in what I call the Gathering Room. It used to be a small bedroom, but I repurposed it into small living room.
Charles removed the inadequate closet, and used standard kitchen cabinets to create a “built-in” entertainment system. A small sectional sofa provides seating for television viewing and conversation. There are no other televisions in the house.
The predominant item in the top photograph is the nice old bead board pine cupboard. I removed the door, (I use it as a decorative element elsewhere in the house) and I filled the shelves with jugs, game boards, small lamps, decoys, books and of course more jugs.
But all your stone crockery doesn’t have to be old to be decorative. Check out the photo below, taken of the other side of the same room. We focused on placing items of like coloration and similar scale, as a collection. Clearly the size was dictated by the form factor of the primitive shelf. So a few newly minted jugs seemed to fit the bill.
The whole point of this series is to illustrate that your collections can be displayed prominently throughout your home. When you do it well, these items will integrate into the overall decor, and not shout out, “Hey look at me! I’m a collection!” No, they’ll simply be. And they will blend harmoniously with the other items in the room.
Other simple uses for jugs are door stops or lamps. One of my favorite uses for some of these containers is for vases. Perhaps I’ll do another series on repurposed items to use as unusual vases in the near future. Have fun and thanks for dropping by.
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