It gives me ample shelf space so I can continue to add the miniature vases to my collection.
And the other day as I was browsing online (did I tell you I am a web shopaholic?) I thought this mid-century Pollo Vase designed by Tapio Wirkkala of Rosenthal Studio in Germany looked very familiar to me. I instantaneously rushed down to the basement to this, the identical one I picked up from a vintage shop (don't remember which one) a few months ago I am pretty sure for less than $10! The vase turns out to be a very rare collector piece now going anywhere from $200 to $1,250 in the open market! Oh my gosh!
I loved the organic shape and the form of the vase and that's why I bought it. Little did I know it was a super fantastic score.
So this is our basement built-in shelf based on Ikea Billy bookcase from December 2011.
And this is the shelf now in June 2012. I've made a conscious decision not to rush to quickly fill it up, so the progress of accessorizing it has been slow.
Have a great weekend!