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When it comes to home decor, I like simple. Too much “stuff” gives me a feeling of anxiety and all I see it being is a dust catcher.
If you are a follower of home decor blogs on Instagram (I certainly am), then you will notice a lot of home decor including tall or wide, clear vases with eucalyptus stems. Hello simplicity and hello gorgeous!
I mean, who doesn’t just love eucalyptus? It’s beautiful leaves give any home area that “fresh” feeling. According to Wikipedia, there are over 700 species of eucalyptus, wow! The majority are native to Australia. Most eucalyptus are evergreen (though you’ll most likely be using faux stems for home decor) making them versatile for year round decorating. I’m thinking these stems with some red berries would be perfect in this vase for Christmas!
I’ll be honest, this vase wasn’t what I thought I was looking for. On a weekend shopping trip to Target with my mom, I was on the hunt for a pretty vase and some eucalyptus stems. I knew the stems I wanted, I had seen them on my previous weekend trips to target (yes i’m a weekend frequent flyer to Target). They’re from Hearth and Hand and they are absolutely gorgeous. They look so real! I love how they just easily hang to the side and can be adjusted to hang a little more or less to your liking.
With the stems in tow, I went vase hunting. Let me tell you, Hearth and Hand has some beautiful pieces at price points that are usually hard to beat. I had a tall, clear vase that I sat on the floor so that I could maneuver the stems in it. I’d back up, look and adjust again. Then, I heard my mom say, “ooh! I like this one”! I looked and there was this huge, tall, round vase with a light mint/blue color to it. I wasn’t so sure I liked it, but I pulled it off the shelf and stuck the stems in it. They looked perfect!
As you can see in the photos, it is stunning and definitely an eye catcher. Our home is an open floor plan, so when I’m in the main area, I can always see this vase. I am so happy with this purchase! As it turns out, this vase is everything I was looking for.
If you love the blanket ladder you see in the background of this last photo, head over to check out my d.i.y blanket ladder post!