This is absolutely my favorite way to display! A few months ago I picked up this ridiculously inexpensive display easel from Crate & Barrel and instantly fell in love. It's the best 4 bucks you'll ever spend on bringing out the best in your home.
This small (but mighty) tabletop easel is the perfect solution when you're looking to display your favorite plate, artwork, tile, book or other object. And don't let its size fool you! When I discovered it several months ago, this is what I came home and used it for:
The two large pieces in back are wedding gifts the hubs and I received almost 11 years ago. They're from our Pottery Barn wedding registry and - until just a few months ago - they were buried at the bottom of our pots and pans cabinet. Such a travesty, I know.
So imagine how freaking beyond thrilled I was when I discovered that for just a few dollars, I could have them displayed just like I'd always wanted to, only I could never find the perfect way! They've been displayed here atop our lovely fridge ever since. The smaller silver piece in the front is a find from either Target or Kirkland's, I think. Anyway, I thought it went beautifully with the other two pieces so I decided to display that as well.
And that bottle of Grand Marnier - don't mind that. It's still sitting there from when I used it for some tasty martinis during a party I hosted with some friends. The drinks were yummy. The bottle stays. For now, at least.
Fast forward to last week when I made another trip out to Crate & Barrel to purchase the rest of our dinnerware collection. It occurred to me that I should pick up a couple of extra easels "just in case" I might need them. Sure enough, I came home and the easel turned out to be the perfect answer on what to do with my new Valentine's Day canvas that I wanted to display in our entryway.
What I love about these easels are that they're inexpensive, simple, and the back is adjustable which makes it easy to display at virtually ANY angle possible. If you are looking for a versatile display easel and haven't found one that works for you, I highly recommend you give this one a try! So many great possibiltities with this little must-have.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.