Buy It for the Party, Use It All Year

Buy It for the Party, Use It All Year

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Kim Lucian
Nov 22, 2011

Throwing a party is a great excuse to decorate but it can be frustrating to spend on things that will be used once a year, not to mention not everyone has storage space to spare. With a little smart shopping, however, you can select pieces that will find a second life around your apartment

1. Succulent Wreath, $98 Viva Terra

Party: A pretty, eco-friendly alternative to a traditional wreath.

Later: This hardy, living wreath will survive (and still look appropriate) through the warmer months.

2. Planked Votive Display, $28 BHLDN

Party: Filled with candles or seasonal flowers it creates a beautiful centerpiece with a rustic touch.

Later: Plant with succulents or use to organize supplies.

3. Salutations Ribbon, $24 BHLDN

Party: this pretty ribbon inscribed with the works "with love" would work perfectly adorning a mantle or wreath

Later: use as a sweet finishing touch when wrapping gifts.

4. Little Birch Jewelry Stand, $32 Urban Outfitters

Party: A pretty alternative to a tabletop tree, with or without adornment. Would work well in multiples on a mantle.

Later: Let it serve it's intended purpose as a jewelry holder pretty enough to leave out.

5. Whirly Hanging Candleholder, $3.95 Cb2

Party: Use as a candleholders or as pretty ornaments, placing a feather inside.

Later: Repurpose as a mini terrarium with air plants.

6. Rosemary Topiary, $50 Viva Terra

Party: Use as small scale alternative to a tree with a refreshing scent.

Later: Plant outdoors in warmer weather and harvest the rosemary for cooking.

7. Drap Cotton Cocktail Napkins, $25Drap

Party: With a roll of 50 you know you won't run out, they have the convenience of paper towels with the elegance of cloth napkins.

Later: Wash and reuse for a colorful & enviromentally friendly alternate to everyday paper napkins.

8. Clear String Lights, $15 World Market

Party: Classier than most Christmas lights, string them around windows for a warm glow.

Later: Perfect for stringing around a deck or over trees for summer nights spent outdoors.

9. Numi Candleholders, $5 Cb2

Party: Clear glass sparkles beautifully amongst holiday decorations. Use a cluster as a modern centerpiece.

Later: With their modern spin on classic profiles these candlesticks would be at home in most environments.

10. Apothecary Matchstick Bottles, $20 Velocity

Party: Keep the cheer going my keeping these matches nearby to light candles in style available appropriately in red & green

Later: refill with matches or repurpose the pretty jar.

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