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Home: Fruit as Decor

I look for ways to bring an aesthetic appearance to every house I live in; to make it a home.  Right now, I’m at house number 9  in a 10-year period, and none of them have been my own. It’s been hard, moving so much, but it’s taught me that a wall, roof, and material things don’t matter — people do.

I love the look of the fruit in these vases.  I also appreciate seeing how much fruit is left.  We churn through fruit in loads in our household. They also make for a great props in photos (see cake photo below).

If you are looking for a fun and pretty way to keep your fruit, purchase some large vases.  I bought these ones (pictured) from Homeart for $19.95.

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Fruut Tree Toy Storage System 

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23 Comments

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    Carolyne
    August 10, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Nice idea! I have an abundance of lemons at the moment which would look great in a big vase!

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    Marcie
    August 10, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Stealing this idea Kelly, I love it!

    Might last longer than flowers too….then again maybe not.
    My kids devour fruit!

    I’m thinking a vase full of pomegrantes would look gorgeous on my dining table.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      August 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

      Steal away! I’ve just enjoyed it so much I wanted to share the joy. Pomegrantes would look gorgeous! That’s it: I’m buying another vase. lol

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    Marissa
    August 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    very cool!

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    Marita
    August 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Very nice. My husband is hell on glasswear – he broke all my drinking glasses in our first year of marriage. So I tend to have fairly sturdy items in our kitchen.

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    Busy Brissy Mum
    August 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Lovely Kelly. May have to store this idea away for when we get our kitchen.

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    Lilian
    August 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I don’t think I’m brave enough to use glass as decor until at least the second child turns 10… and that will be quite a while.

    Looks good though.
    I think baskets and salad bowls could be decent substitutes although the effect won’t be quite the same.

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    Jasmine
    August 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Such a fan of fruit as decor, I always have big bowls and plates piled high with fruit … but I love the idea of fruit in large vases like that, it looks fabulous. That way I can put all my empty vases to use, clear up some room in my cupboards, and reclaim some of my bowls for other purposes!

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      August 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm

      Yes Jasmine, do that 😀 And if you like, take a pic and send it to me.

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    Amz aka Nurturing Progress
    November 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Love it Kel it looks so inviting too. Currently I am using my vases to store my celery and spring onions in got sick of them wilting in the fridge. Doubles up as ‘flowers’ and it does wonders for around the home. It certainly makes it feel all warm and inviting (although the toddler in the house means that they can’t be placed on the table) the kitchen sure does look purdy….Might have to add the fruit to the other vases (unless of course I am inundated with flowers soon) 🙂

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    Kylie
    November 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    What a great idea. We are about to move for the 8th time in 9 years, will remember this idea. Thank you.

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      November 7, 2011 at 7:53 pm

      Moving is so disruptive isn’t it Kylie!!!? Hope the move goes well.

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