Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Jewelry Box Reimagined

Isn't this one beautiful?
As a little girl, I kept all of my prized possessions in a classic jewelry box. You know, the one with the dainty ballerina in a pale-pink tutu who gracefully twirls around to the theme from the Love Story movie (or something similar). My faux pearl necklace and Tinkerbell pink nail polish were a few of the trinkets I stored here. Now, I have very few pieces of jewelry that could fit into that small beautiful box. That's only because so much of it is chunky, over-sized, and long.

So, how does one store and display these stunning pieces of jewelry art?


VMP's founder Barb does an amazing job of storing and displaying her jewelry, and it's convenient to access too! She styles her cuffs in a vintage silver tray positioned on her vanity (I'm sure she found this tray antiquing or at an estate sale - no doubt there's a story behind it. There always is with her designs). Barb's necklaces drape over her bathroom light fixtures and vanity mirror as if they are three ladies who know how to rock an entire collection of statement pieces at once.


Barb's daughter and VMP's right-hand-woman, Erin, has made her jewelry storage something into what you might even consider sculptures. She genius-ly showcases her necklaces on pillar candlestick holders! Um, how creative is that?! She collects all of her trinkets and baubles in vintage dishes and bowls together on a tray. These vignettes are in her bedroom and really show off her style and personality - a perfect combination of vintage and trendy chic.


I keep my go-to pieces in a sleek, gold-leafed and white lacquered tray in my closet. I have two little chandeliers dangling in my closet, so this set up makes me feel like I'm in a store selecting the perfect accessory to wear with each outfit. I think I'm much more fashionable in my head than I probably am in real life, but it's all about self-confidence, right?!


We'd love to hear how you display and keep your pieces of jewelry, leave us a comment to share. AND once you attend the upcoming November 4-9, 2014 Art Retreat at the Prairie, you'll have more pieces to add to your art collections!

Love from VMP,
Sara