When you go to flea markets and thrift stores, do you have items that you are always on the hunt for? I surely do and one of those treasured pieces is a vintage trophy urn.
Back in the day, trophy urns were given as the prize to the winner of a competition. The names of the winners were often engraved on the urn and the urn was passed from winner to winner. At some point in history, trophy urns were also put into use as a champagne cooler. Today, trophy urns offer much decorating versatility which is why I search them out.
Here’s a look a different ways you could use Trophy Urns in your home for fall. Be inspired!
Most often you will find trophy urns in silver-plate or brass finishes which look great against the leaves of a plant or mini shrub that offers an easy filler.
For a more casual, rustic look, branches look great in an urn. I use to look for trophy urns without wear and pitting but I’ve come to love those that show age and wear.
Trophy urns are a great way to add a little sparkle and shine to your kitchen counters as a utensil holder. This piece looks great on the kitchen counter of Kim over at Savvy Southern Style.
I love the idea of using an urn as a pedestal for books.
And for a stylish take on Halloween, plop a white pumpkin atop your urn and surround it with cascading greenery.
Do you have a trophy urn in your home and if so, how to you use yours?