Suffice it to say, at the end of my wedding, when the wedding coordinator asked if there was anything I wanted to take with us that wasn’t taken home by guests, I knew my answer: Yes, and all of it.
At first, I kept them on a pantry shelf as if it were a trophy case.
However, when the wedding hysteria finally died down for me, I realized I needed to do something with those vases. Filling my new apartment with bushels of flowers seemed tempting, but horribly impractical (plus, as I learned, the smell of rotting flowers is enough to nix that idea). As a teacher, I had spent countless hours finding uses for every possible nick-nack in my classroom, so it was time to put that same teacher ingenuity to use at home:
Use Number One: Spatula Holder
Use Number Two: Sea Shell Display
Use Number Three: Bowl of Toiletries
Use Number Four: Piggy Bank
Use Number Five: Sun Catchers