Saturday, 16 March 2013

Bell jar

I was browsing through Pinterest this morning and came upon a few photos of tablescapes containing bell jars filled with all kinds of pretty things. I always loved those jars and when I found them on sale a few years ago, back in  Dubai, I bought two. They came without the wooden base I saw in most photos. Once I had them, I didn't really know what to do with them. Our house does not have little knick-knacks all over the place. We like open spaces and clean lines. So the jars sat on the buffet, with nothing in.

Inspired by my early morning Pinterest browsing, I decided to play with them this morning. I took one item from every room of the house and put it in one of the jars. This is the result. I still have a few things to learn about photographing reflective surfaces, and styling, but apart from that it was fun.

Entrance hall

Dining room*




Living room

Jandre's room

Stefan's room

Kid's bathroom

Anika's room

Main bedroom

Main bathroom

My studio/office


* art by my friend Natasja de Wet


Stel said...

A great idea to play around with!

Anna Scott said...

These are fabulous Ansie - I might just dig my bell jar out too :-)

Anonymous said...


from where you bought them in Dubai?