My daughter-in-law (who is Finnish) gave me a vase designed by Alvar Aalto, a Finnish architect and designer. I love the waving lines, and we display it in our great room—one of the few non-utilitarian pieces in our home.
Our house faces a golf course, and occasionally we get an errant golf ball on our lawn. When we do, I wash it off and put it in the Aalto vase. I sent the first few balls to my brother who is a golfer, but the vase currently holds all the balls I’ve found in the last two and a half years. I added a new ball to the collection recently, which prompted me to write this post.
The golf balls are a prosaic use for a beautiful vase. Or, if you prefer, a whimsical use for a playful design.
What odd uses do you make for objects in your house?
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