Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Thinking Outside the (Jewelry) Box

I saw a picture in Domino magazine that inspired me to change my dressing table dressings. It's not quite all together yet. I'll post a few before and after pictures in a few days along with the Domino picture. But here's a peek at what I did with my jewelry. The Domino picture has most of the jewelry in a pedestal bowl, but after flipping through Flea Market Style for other ideas (pictured below), I decided I'd forgo the bowl for something that would display the jewelry better. I decided to try out an old wire plant stand and just dangle the jewelry from it. I think I like it! I don't actually wear most of this jewelry, but now that I can see it and don't have to untangle a big wad of chains, maybe I'll wear it more often. How do you display your dripping jewels (as Caroline and I like to call them)? Email me a picture--I'd love to see what you do with yours!





8 comments:

LCerre said...

Ive been really tempted to buy "flea market style". The photos you posted are really enticing. maybe i'll just do it and go to the bookstore tomorrow.

PS: you would be coolest + raddest person ever if went to paris and brought back a pair of bensimons for me. They're never to be found in the U.S.A. I wore mine out a few months ago. let me think about what color I would like to try this time! I'll get back to you. Thanks

peace

lee

The Feathered Nest said...

I think it's a wonderful idea, Leigh! It looks like a beautiful, tall crown to me ~ you loved them enough to buy them all so it's so good you can have them out to see them all every day. xxoo, Dawn

Heidi said...

Love the jewelry on the statue of Mary. I store mine in these cool cigar box jewelry boxes my friend makes. Here's a link:

http://spiritualknitter.blogspot.com/2006/11/cuban-clutches-and-delles-home-going.html

Leigh said...

Heidi, thanks for sharing! Love the cigar box idea. And I saw your friend's bags made from cigar boxes too - I love them.

Alicia G. said...

Gorgeous! Love your adaptive reuse of the plant stand.

LauraB said...

I really love what you did, it's so pretty and easy to see what's where. I had a post on this awhile ago if you'd like to see how I organize/display jewelry.
http://poofyoureafrog.blogspot.com/2007/05/jewelry-storage-vs-jewelry-showcase.html

things have changed, because I've since moved, but always nice to see other's ideas. PS: where is that picture on the bottom from? I love that one.

Leigh said...

Hey Laura, your jewelry post looks great--thanks for showing me! All of those pictures are from Flea Market Style by Emily Chalmers. It's a great book--one of my favorites.

LauraB said...

aha, I didn't realize they were all from the same place. That book looks really cool. I need to start investing in some decorating/design books.