Use Skeleton Keys for an Antique Touch Around Your Home

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For people who love antique touches in their home and garden, few antiques have the personality and versatility of skeleton keys.  These small and beautifully designed trinkets have a wide variety of decorative applications that make them absolutely irresistible to collect.  If you want to unlock some antique charm in your home, consider these ideas for decorating with skeleton keys:

Frame skeleton keys to turn them into decorative wall art.  You can either hang the keys on the wall and hang an empty frame around them or you could get a shadow box decorated with parchment or scrapbook paper and arrange keys artfully within it.  Skeleton keys also display nicely hung on a simple piece of wood or arranged between photos or vintage-style artwork.

In addition to hanging beautifully on a wall, skeleton keys can be arranged with other objects to create a centerpiece for a table.  For example, you can tie a few keys around some candles with a pretty ribbon or arrange them on a vintage plate with some flowers or another, larger antique find.

Other great ideas include using skeleton keys in a bouquet or as a way to indicate seating for a dinner party. They can even be hung together in your garden as a fun wind chime.

If you want to get creative with skeleton keys in your home, be sure to stop by Marvin Gardens in Wilton, CT.  We have plenty of skeleton keys from which to choose!

A Piece to Peak Your Interest

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This strong man with ice cream is a fantastic example of adding a touch of flair to a space.

In any home design there should be at least one element that boasts unexpected, yet interesting qualities. A space that has an extra design element, a bold color, or a unique feature, tends to be remarkable and memorable. On the contrary, spaces that have nothing unique to offer tend to end up looking generic and undistinguished. That’s why at Marvin Gardens, we feel that a piece to peak your interest has become a necessity for any design scheme!

After looking through our gallery of inventory (which is always changing) you might have noticed that many of our garden and interior accessories are one of a kind. In offering products that are visually interesting, we help our customers achieve a distinctive look for their home that won’t be replicated anywhere else.

As you look through the garden and home accessories on our Facebook page, can you think of any pieces in your own home that showcase creative qualities? We would love to hear about them!