The word “heirloom” comes from an old English term meaning “inherited tools” but now refers to anything – including plants – passed along or shared with others. Unlike a hand-me-down tool or even a cherished antique statue, which only one person at a time can possess, heirloom plants can be shared and preserved among countless gardeners, who keep the plants going for future generations to enjoy.
Put your antique glass collection to good use with a formal arrangement. Working with glass jewelry boxes or candy jars with solid bottoms, cut roses to size, then add them to the top and fill it with approximately two inches of water.
Designer Cecilie Starin had a small closet in the bedroom transformed into a built-in bookcase. It’s the perfect spot for display and storing some books by the writing table. An antique European campaign chair was placed next to the fireplace.