Thursday, September 18, 2008

Clever Display Idea

Did you see this in the new Pottery Barn catalog? Ok, so the dark wood, traditional look is not my style, but I LOVE the use of vintage glass bottles to display enlarged old photos. I'm spinning over this versatile idea and can see it used in a store display or modern setting. So clever right?!

39 comments:

CaliforniaHomeschooler said...

didn't notice the bottles before but you know they do add such a nice touch.

ThePeachTree said...

I want, no no, I NEED this :)

amy said...

I just found your blog through hey harriet. I really enjoy it! I'm decorating my house and finding lots of fun ideas in your blog. I'll be linking my blog to yours so I can remember to come back.

fiesta lady said...

I did not notice this bottles.
Clever idea.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I missed that when I looked through! Boy you've got a keen eye ;)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Love Pottery Barn...and the bottles. I'm Pottery Barn at heart with an Ikea budget! :0) ~tina

jae said...

Very clever indeed.

easytomiss.com said...

oh, i really like them! i think i'll do some if i can find some nice bottles.

Maya said...

I just got that catalog and totally missed that detail of photo in a bottle. What a great idea. Thanks.

FancyPants-design said...

OMG!!! This is a great idea!!!! I love it!! Thanks :)

limonana said...

lovely idea!

amy said...

that is SUCH a great idea! much get myself some big ol' glass jars and vases!

Camille said...

I just got the catalog and was too busy looking at the halloween stuff. I love the idea of the photos in the bottles...how clever!

mary said...

I've got a bunch of old mason jars that I do this with - but great idea about making copies of the photos. That way the originals stay nice and flat :)

S.HOPtalk said...

Oh yes...a lovely idea indeed.

The Storialist said...

WONDERFUL idea! I wonder if it's tricky to position the photos in the bottles?

Stephanie Ryan said...

It's a great idea, it helps that the shapes are so great too.

aimee said...

hahaha, i'm glad to see i'm not the only one that didn't notice the photos in the bottles (great idea, by the way!)

Raina said...

Totally clever. PB's new set stylist has it going on.

I have a theory that he/she sets the Hollywood Regency stuff in a hideous manner because he/she hates it. I mean the rest of the collection looks pretty great.

ambika said...

I've always loved their catalogues for the layouts & ideas more than the furniture (too much MDMF for my taste.)

Sara Christine said...

Oh I love this! Reminds me of something similar I saw on decor8 a while ago: http://decor8blog.com/2007/12/17/memories-contained-diy/

cindy : quaint said...

yes, and i'm impressed that you noticed it. good eye!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Love. It. And I'm a dark wood kinda gal so this works perfect pour moi as-is. I, too, am loving the b & w photos rolled up in the bottles. So darn clever those PB stylists!

naphtali said...

so clever! I love how they look with the dark wood {which we have too much of in our house}, but how fantastic with a more modern space!

Hooked on Houses said...

That is a clever idea! I hadn't seen this in the PB catalog yet. -Julia

Claire, said...

Right! You rock!

Chris said...

Oooh, I really like this. I can't get enough of Pottery Barn, sad to say.

Victoria said...

Great idea!

~alison said...

I LOVE the photos in the glass bottles! I have to say the dark or natural wood is my style! (Although, the furniture piece itself - not so much my taste.)
Such a cool idea!

Justina Selim said...

Just found your blog! Love it! I love the idea of putting a photo in a vintage glass bottle!

Songy said...

clever indeed with dark wood/could be boring unit turned into something very chic.

mondo cherry said...

Great idea. I'm thinking you could probably get two in each bottle (one at the front and one at the back) so you could just turn them round to change the photo. Probably easier than fishing the photos out of those narrow necks!
Clare

Drömma Lotta said...

I'm SO gonna use this photoidea :-)

Have a lovely weekend,
greetings from Sweden..

please sir said...

Glad you enjoyed - I think the best way to get them in there is to roll them up to fit in the bottle hole and then they will expand in the bottle.

Coveiter said...

great eye! wonderful idea!!
thanks for stopping by our blog :)
i've been a fan of yours for quite some time.

{ julie }

Karen said...

I LOVE this idea! Though I wonder how hard it would be to get them out once they're in there! Ha......and I have to say, I'm totally a Pottery Barn style type of girl...I know it's so traditional and expected at times, but I can't help myself! :)

littlebyRD said...

Very clever - I missed this detail when I flipped through the catalog. Good eye you have! I love this idea.

Hey Harriet said...

Clever? Hell yeah! I really love the look of those photos in bottles!

...searching the house for big bottles...

...I have none... :(

K. Sundari said...

This is a fabulous idea. Not usually my style either but I love it, and it is definitely my boyfriends style.

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