Photo: Hurst Designs

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Try: The New Wicker Balls
That classic bowl of lemons and vase of wine corks are such decorating mainstays that they border on cliché—see Jen Aniston's blowup in The Break-Up and the regular parody-posts on Catalog Living. Now, decorators are getting in on the joke, updating the vessels with quirky one-offs. Wooden arrows and vintage fishing floats found on Etsy are especially popular (like the style shown from Hurst Designs), says designer and Creating the Vintage Look author Ellie Laycock. Consider it the next step in the live-with-what-you-love movement: Even "filler" items in the arrangement should reflect your sense of humor or reveal something about you.