Not every flower arrangement has to be in your traditional florist vase. In fact, sometimes the container can upstage the flowers. I like for it all to work together. The perfect flowers in just the right container.
I love to think outside the box when searching for a vessel for flowers. The photos here should give you a little inspiration for your next arrangement endeavors. The key to using something just a little different? Fill it with water and let it sit in the sink overnight. Make sure that it is water-tight. Let's look at these different containers.
The sunflowers, daisies and mums look just perfect in this sweet little blue creamer pitcher. A friend gifted me this vintage piece. She found it at an estate sale and KNEW I would love it. I let just a few fern fronds from my porch ferns finish it off.
A few leftover peonies from Thanksgiving look so pretty at the kitchen sink in a simple stemless white wine glasses. I lined the glass with hydrangea leaves to hide the stems. The perfect punch of pink at the sink!
So these really aged vintage wooden boxes were used at the wedding rehearsal dinner of a friend's son. The couple had their dinner in a barn and really wanted a rustic feel, but still wanted beautiful flowers. I think these boxes fit the bill just right. Gorgeous abundance of color in the vintage boxes lined the middle of the tables.
I set a Spring table with white roses and used the anniversary edition of Ball jars. The vibrant turquoise-teal was beautiful on an otherwise neutral table. The pops of fresh lemons set it off!
For a photo shoot, I used a simple white ramekin with a hydrangea bloom. I cut the hydrangea head off of the stem, poured water into the ramekin and the hydrangea filled the entire container. I ended up placing it on the bathroom sink after the shoot and it lasted two weeks. Simple bloom, simple beauty.
I love to thrift cobalt blue pieces of glassware. I found a set of blue on-the-rocks glasses at a Goodwill store and they have yet to see a drink! I continue to use them as vases for my table settings. The mottled blue of the hydrangea shines in this cobalt blue. I used one in the middle of each place setting down the table. Groupings of small arrangements make a big impact.
My favorite of all of these is using one of my vintage silver-plated antique tea sets for flowers. I used the tea pot, the sugar and the creamer to hold these beautiful narcissus and tulips. I placed all three pieces on the sideboard in our keeping room and literally watched the tulips dance towards the light for two weeks. Their little heads just love to follow sunshine.
I bet you have some interesting and unusual items that fresh flowers would look positively wonderful arranged in. Go look through your cabinets and see what you can find!
Blue and White Placemat: amymontgomeryhome.com
Flatware & Dishes: Personal Collection