I was taking a look at a lot of my pictures recently and something came to me. I realized I’ve become a tad obsessed with placing flowers in containers other than vases. Maybe it’s the idea of giving items a new purpose, or maybe I just like the unexpected from time to time, but I can’t help but look at an item and wonder ‘hummmm…would that work as a vase of some sort”?
Here’s some Flox that I placed in an antique coffee pot. (At least I think that’s what it is.) It’s perfect for holding flowers because it’s leak proof.
An old, light blue mason jar makes a simple but sweet container for some Black-Eyed Susans.
This past Spring I had more Peonies in the garden than ever before. I had fun finding various containers to house them in. Peonies are so beautiful, they elevate even the simplest of vessels.
Here I mixed silk flowers with real peonies. This container isn’t leak proof, so I added a glass vase inside to hold the water.
Here’s that metal coffee pot again, but this time it’s housing a silk sunflower. As you’ll see, the antique jug has served its purpose well…
Some silk flowers in a wooden bucket…
Since the same bucket is not leak proof, I placed a vase inside to hold these peonies. Any leak proof container will due. No one will see it.
This antique cradle makes an adorable container for flowers. This was one of my favorite finds in the Spring at a community tag sale, scored for only $8!
Confession time. I couldn’t keep these flowers in this container for long. It’s at the cabin and since we’re not there full time the flowers would have died for lack of watering, so for now it’s sitting on the porch, empty.
I’ve seen some truly unique items used as planters; a desk with its drawers used to hold plants, tires, even a car! Almost anything can be transformed with a little tweaking and ingenuity.
How about you? Do you stick with traditional vases or do you like to use to mix things up now and then?
I’ll be spending the weekend at one of my favorite places, Montauk, L.I. Our friends have a house there and we’re looking forward to seeing them and enjoying what’s supposed to be some lovely Fall weather. Tomorrow night we’re planning a bonfire on the beach and Saturday maybe a trip to a vineyard.