A Repurposed Cabinet of Curiosities in My Family
Please forgive my sporadic posting! While I do have internet now, I have been spending time away from the computer….admiring my talented mother in law’s cabinet of curiosities and vintage vignettes! She has graciously allowed me to photograph some of the vignettes in her home that I am excited to share with you. I did not even have to “style” any of the photos — they were beautiful just as she had creatively displayed them! Can you tell she previously worked as a shop window decorator and designer?
An antique jelly jar becomes a beautiful cabinet of curiosities — if you are curious about vintage lanterns, artisan pottery pieces, and an array of bobbins from many eras.
This cabinet of curiosities holds an array of vintage treasures, including wood bobbins repurposed into candle holders, as well as a study of mining artifacts.
Bundles of candles are wrapped in antique music sheets, and as you gaze at the cabinet of curiosity at different angles, even more treasures reveal themselves — such as an antique miner’s candle snuffer.
Letterpress blocks adorn a vignette above a desk. It’s wonderful how two simple card stock pieces can make a display really pop.
I really love how she has repurposed antique wooden bobbins of different shapes and sizes into candleholders. Respinning the bobbins with different colors of yarn adds wonderful sprays of color in a room.
Touches of spring burst into bloom indoors amidst aged terra cotta pots and vintage seed jars.
Feel free to ask any questions about the items in the cabinet of curiosities — as well as leave a kind comment or two for my lovely mother in law!