Thursday, August 11, 2011

Unique Vase Alternatives

I love having fresh flowers in my home, especially since we are fortunate to have a flower market close by.  Sometimes I get bored with my vases, and I like to use alternative containers. Here are a few ideas that I really like.

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Flowers are frequently displayed in baskets, but I love the tight weave of this basket.  There is a glass container sitting inside.  This image is from Better Homes and Gardens.


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Pails are great for flowers.  I think an arrangement in a vintage sand pail would be fun for an end of the summer party.  Image is from Better Homes and Gardens.


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I have posted this one before, but it is one of my favorites.  Vintage picnic jugs make great flower containers, like this one from Country Living.


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These dahlia balls from Country Living would be just as pretty with mums for a fall football party.


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I have this image from Country Living pinned on my inspiration board.  Any vintage tin would do, but I love the idea of a tea tin for a tea party.


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I love the color combination of this fall arrangement in a pumpkin.  This image is from Country Living.


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This is the cutest idea!  The vintage egg cup collection and flowers sitting on a pretty plate is stunning.  This image is also from Country Living.


What are your ideas for fun and unique flower containers?

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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

21 comments:

  1. Grazie di queste idee!Anch'io amo inventare i contenitori per i fiori.Queste immagini sono molto belle,adoro quella della scatoletta del thè!Baci,Rosetta

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  2. They are all fun, but I especially like the thermos. :)

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  3. Oh those are all so darling. I love the tea tin. I think I will start saving mine. Never know when I might use them.

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  4. They are all so pretty, The arrangement in the thermos is a new idea to me, never have seen that before but its adorable.

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  5. What great ideas!! I love the pumpkin vase and mean to do something like that every fall. Pumpkins and mums...that sounds so wonderful now!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Super ideas for floral arrangements, very inspiring.
    I'm particularly taken with the Twinings Orange Pekoe Tin, since we used to live in the town where Twinings have a large packing facility in the UK.
    OMG is it time for book club already, yikes!
    Maggie

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  7. I LOVE the gourd idea. Brilliant for this Fall! :D

    I once gave my mom a handmade basket out of thin sticks, and she used it like the woven basket you have there. It turned out to be a great way to display flowers, because of the contrast with the dark wood and the continuing nature theme. Yay for decorating!

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  8. The woven basket is my favorite way of seeing flowers. Thanks for sharing the idea with us!

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  9. beautiful and the thermal jug is just the best!! so cute,, lovely photos,,

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  10. These are all such clever ideas, but the thermos is my fav. How cute is that!

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  11. I love the pumpkin with the Fall flowers! I guess we Southern girls have Mason jars we could use! I like pretty pottery vases! ♥

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  12. These are all so fun...but the thermos is the best. I would have never thought of that myself. I have done the pumpkin before and it turns out really cute. Almost the weekend...have a good one!

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  13. Well, you saw that I just put them in an old milk bottle. I love fresh flowers and I use almost anything I can find to put them in. You just have to "think outside the box" or the vase:)

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  14. Hello Ricki! I love the idea of the vintage jug and the egg cups as flower vases. Unique, cute and pretty!

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  15. Oh these are such great ideas! I especially like the pumpkin!

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  16. I have an old camp coffee pot that i use in the country for my flowers from the garden, I just love it! I love all these, but my favoriate is the little egg cups with the varieties! looks so unusual.

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  17. I love the tea tin idea. I use small pitchers a lot.

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  18. I ♥ all of these ideas especially the cake stands.

    Maria @ Linen & Verbena

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  19. I love the basket idea! I'd love to do that with one of the sweet grass baskets from Charleston!

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  20. These are great ideas. I use different containers all of the time too. How wonderful to have a flower market close by. I just picked up some fresh carnations and have them in the bathroom and in the dining room. Hugs ad happy Friday!

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