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Monday, October 1, 2018

Flower Containers

One of my passions is  to go antiquing,  am I am always on the lookout for unusual floral containers.

Old glassware is especially useful to create a charming floral arrangement.


A single mis-matched sherbet gets a new life as a rose vase.
 Fancy stemware is perfect for flowers or tea lights. 


Old canning jars are perfect for casual displays of flowers.


Another favorite- old celery vases and spooners- 


Unusual baskets!



 Beautiful old pottery pieces



Wine bottles and demi-johns


Metal Victorian planters have so much character with their details.


A turn of the century planter with a violet in residence.


Garden urns brought inside.


The old stone French garden cone container.


Ironstone and copper


Vintage silver trophies and sea shells.

 A nautilus shell is the most beautiful container.




Confit pots and olive jugs



Old wire containers






My all time FAVORITE- a vintage horn and silver trophy!  When I found it, it was completely void of any silver finish.  So I sent it out to be re-silvered - it was so worth the investment!


Happy hunting!

5 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Everyone of these is lovely...you have such a talent for creating beauty.

Bonnie said...

So beautiful and so you....I love these vignettes. So proud of your work. So happy I
know you. Hugs....Bonnie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

These are all gorgeous! I enjoyed seeing them, thanks for sharing!

Katherine

Linda said...

Rescuing old silver is a passion of mine. People who won't polish it because they like the "old" tarnished look forget the reason for silver--its glorious shine! The younger generation are either too lazy or ill informed as to the purpose of polishing..to prevent disintegration of the pieces. As you can tell not polishing is a pet peeve of mine so was happy to see the way yours shone and your resilvering the gorgeous trophy--well done!!!

Christy M said...

Such gorgeous flowers and each and every container is special. We will have to search for a demi john.......always wanted just one. I especially love the old stone french garden container.....wow! And the basket I love, too.