Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fanciful Flower Frogs

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From Etsy: LaPella Pottery

While I was reading the April, 2011 issue of Country Living Magazine, I read an interesting feature for using flower frogs to hold make-up brushes.

So I started thinking....maybe flower frogs could be used for organization in our art studio.  The following images are from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

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Here is my very favorite flower frog from MacKenzie-Childs.  It would be great for drying brushes...

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...or I could simply use it for its original intent.

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I bought the frog at the top of this post.  I will probably use it as a brush dryer for the studio, and continue to use the MacKenzie-Childs frog for flowers and potpourri.

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Do you have any inventive uses for flower frogs?


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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

25 comments:

  1. Oh, I love them both! What a great idea. I have a couple of flower frogs from my Southern Living days, but they are packed away :>(. I do use a small one with a dragon fly on it for my make up brushes, but I love your's! they are beautiful :D

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  2. I don't have one yet but it's definitely on my list! All of the frogs you showed are perfect. Have you seen people use the old ones to prop pictures in? Love it!

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  3. I found a blue and white flower frog at our antique mall a few years ago. It's sort of a rectangle which is unusual. I just love it. I have another one from Southern Living Home which is a very pale green...it's bigger so it makes a huge arrangement. Great post...thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. I think you have covered a number of good uses. :) I love the old ceramic frogs.

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  5. Good Morning Ricki Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous, colorful and delightful post this morning. Love your frog choices. So much fun. What fun in the studio with these.

    I keep one by the front door. I keep lollipops in there for the grands. They are allowed to select one on the way out the door. Dum-dums fit in it perfectly and it looks so colorful and delightful. At Christmas, it holds candy canes beautifully as well. Not many flowers survive long enough out here in the desert to hold flowers, but I do love sharing with the grands.

    Hope you are doing well sweet friend. Have a glorious week. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

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  6. Very cute-never seen those b efore.

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  7. I love them but have never bought any. I love the spiky kind to hold photos or postcards.

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  8. Great ideas! If I run across one in the future,
    I will get it! Photos are pretty too!

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  9. Great idea! A friend bought me one several years ago. I've never seen one sold anywhere up here in DC. I think they might just be a southern thing. I don't even keep anything in it! I just keep it on my book shelf because it's pretty glass. Guess there are several options to put in there!

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  10. All are great ideas! I'm anxious to see your studio!

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  11. Your flower frogs are very nice, I don't know what else you could use them for besides what you have shown.
    All of the ideas are great!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  12. Well I never knew they were called flower frogs! gave my mother in law one of these purchased from a craft fair in Chelsea many years ago!

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  13. Very cool ideas! I don't think I even have one! I'll add it to my wish list! ♥

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  14. I have a crystal one and a silver one...so far, I've only used them for flowers. But, maybe I should think outside the box a bit! Pens and pencils on my desk???

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  15. I have never even heard of flower frogs but I can see how useful they can be. Going to have to look into this.

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  16. I love flower frogs and yours are beautiful Ricki!
    I want one of those tiny needle ones to display old photos. I love that way to display photos!!

    Pamela ox

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  17. I have never owned a frog, but goodness, they are useful & pretty too! I just may have to get one.

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  18. Great idea and they are so pretty just by themselves.

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  19. oh what a beautiful idea! im always looking for something practical and lovely to hold my brushes.

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  20. What a good idea to use a frog for your brushes, the MacKenzie Childs one is too pretty though and looks perfect filled to the brim with flowers.

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  21. OK! That MacKenzie-Childs frog is fantastic! :) Love it!

    ~Liz

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  22. adoring your frogs! i used one at Easter time to hold a photo! xoox, tracie

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  23. OK great minds work in the same path
    Love all of your wonderful flower frogs Thanks so much for linking for VTCF
    I am grateful hope to see you next week too if not sooner
    Love
    Pam

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  24. Oh...that's a great idea to use a frog for brushes!

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  25. Not sure how I missed this post when you first published it. Now you have me thinking flower frogs. ;-)

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