June 27, 2011

Centerpieces & different ideas for vases.....

When most of your gardens are in the shade in the Midwest-hostas are usually plentiful...so most of my arrangements are green hosta  leaves...in my favorite vases...vintage blue ball canning jars....Here I added a few vintage black and white photos around the jars...along with candles...
 


As I garden I save any of the spring flowers that might look good in an arrangement..these are early spring bloomers..that make a great summer display once they have finished their outdoor life.......

 Here is one of my favorite little ironstone pitchers--makes a great vase for a  day lilly--another great shady plant....
 I have several antique oil lamps.... 
they make delicate vases and look great with several lined up along a table with the same flowers....
or beautiful alone.....remember vine flowers are great for small, petite vases...
 A small teapot is a perfect vase....and using the black among the white display--always a look that stands out...
 I also like to group like colors---here is a 4th of July postcard..in a red and blue cheese box with a red flower in a milk bottle for a vase....
My rule--if it can hold water--it is a vase in my house.......
It is a beautiful summer day here....hopefully i can get outside this afternoon after work 
to garden a bit...fingers crossed...enjoy your day....
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1 comment:

  1. Love your ideas for vases. Thanks for sharing.

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chris