I love it when I find a wonderful vase that makes flower arranging easy. When we were filming at Dorothy McDaniel’s Flower Market, my eyes were drawn to this little vase that looks like bulbs sitting on the table. Upon further inspection, I realized this little vase is designed to hold three single blossoms, and my daffodils now stand nicely in the vase (pictured above).
Another one of my favorite finds is a glass jar with a wire grid top (at left) that a very creative person made. I found it in Nashville during one of our antique stops. The wire grid at the top holds the flowers perfectly in place, taking the guesswork out of arranging.
I have had the red-bottle vases (below) for years and just love putting flowers in these. The beauty of small bottles is that it only takes a few blossoms to create a very nice arrangement. This is fun for my grandchildren to fill with their picks from the garden.
One small, simple bottle with one simple flower brightens a room. Be on the lookout for unique little containers that will make a great vase. When you find interesting bottles, put them aside for a special friend that might need a surprise. Flowers deliver a message without even having to say a word. Flowers are the language of love.
What unorthodox items do you like to use as vases? I’d love to hear!