Northern California usually has awesome weather in June, but last week we were dying with the high temps and today it’s raining! Can’t really work in the garden so I decided to go make the rounds of my favorite thrift stores and pick up a few new containers to use for bouquets. I already have a few I “thrifted” from my grandmother’s house. This little guy is my favorite!
Old medicine bottles are good sized containers for short to medium blooms:
This tiny vase is sweet for a spot of color:
Mason jars are always useful:
You can always purchase special vases like this “place card” vase:
So, on to what I picked up today!
Taking flowers to work is always fun. Be on the lookout for vases that will fit in your car’s cup holder – it will be way easier to transport flowers without spilling all over the car! This cut glass vase was only $4.50 and it’s beautiful and it fits in the car!
Next I found a tiny candle holder with little birds on it ($.50)..
I loved the birds so I put some water on top of the candle and zapped it in the microwave for 10 seconds. It softened the candle enough that I could cut it up and take it out! Add a few yellow Peruvian Lilies and you have a quick, cute arrangement!
This blue and yellow pitcher ($1.50) just cried out for some fresh white daisies! I have a collection of old floral “frogs” so I pulled one out to help the daisies stand up straight and tall!
And finally I came across this lovely English china pitcher ($4.50- just found it on Ebay for $15.00…score!)…I just knew the pink flower on it would match my Hydrangeas. To make the heavy hydrangea blossoms stand up in a vase you may want to use a twist tie before putting them in the water…works well!
It was cloudy and drizzling as I made these arrangements so the water drops are real! I decided to line them up on my kitchen windowsill to bring a little sunshine inside!
There you have it…take a little time to “thrift” some containers…pick a few flowers, and you have instant gifts or arrangements to take to work! Flowers you grow and give away are enjoyed twice!