I can't remember if I read this in Coastal Living magazine, or another interior design magazine, but the article had suggestions on how to decorate different rooms in useful ways.
This one article pertained to bringing a splash of color into the bathroom, in a useful way. It was suggested to fill a decanter with colorful mouthwash to bring a fun color in.
It was months ago when I read about it, because after pricing decanters I was like...whoa...expensive!! Most of them were $29 or up!
Well, we happened to be in a second hand store searching for my daughter's costume items. We've all been housebound and not feeling well. She had seen a dress that might work for her costume and was afraid it would get gone. So we made a quick trip into town on a mission. (came straight back because we are still feeling under the weather)
While she was trying on the dress, I was wandering around and happened upon this beautiful decanter. Then found these adorable vintage glasses that were on a nearby shelf. The glasses were sold separately and not really a match, but so so cute and tiny...looked great with the decanter!
Seriously, the glasses look large in the photos, but they are about the size of a small ball used for racket ball. Thought they were the perfect size for mouthwash glasses! The silver edge is a nice accent as well. The decanter was $5.75. The glasses were $0.38 each!
I'm not one to spend a lot of money on home decor or extra nick nacks, but thought this was such a great idea, pretty and useful. I like to buy second hand, or make due. We have plenty, and actually I'm about to either sell or give away some home decor from the past 19 yrs (things that were in the kids rooms when they were younger, etc), now that we are settled into a home. We all want to keep things simple and clean. We have our storage containers HERE in one location. I am going to go through, and do more sifting and getting those things we don't use into the hands of people who can use them.
Here is my splash of bathroom color...Purple mouthwash, my favorite color!
Our cute girl in the background waving...heehee. ;)