erstwhile vases for blooming wildflowers

I love spring and summer when all of the free wildflowers are in bloom! And though I do have a few crystal vases in my home I am fond of erstwhile vessels to hold flowers. It’s somehow more homey and less stuffy than an official vase. I often lean towards using colored pottery, but lately found that I grabbed everything from a juice glass to a coffee mug and was happy with the results. Here are some of our summer bouquets. Any wildflower gathering in your week yet?

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Crepe myrtle and sunflowers, free and easily gathered.

alternative_flower_vasescreamer in the bathroom as a vase

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Vintage drinking glass at the bedside table

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Soap dish and vintage mini-creamer hold Mexican Oregano

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Vintage jadeite mug, love this color! Found the match here!

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Vintage juice glass, I use this one the most. Sometimes for vodka.

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  • Patti Estep

    Your post caught my eye (Sharefest) because I am posting a similar post on Sunday about ways to display your flowers. So much fun. Yours are beautiful. Have a great Saturday.

  • http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com/ JL@ A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    i am the world’s worst at flower arranging. You have given me some ideas here that I think I may actually be able to achieve. Thanks!!!

  • http://www.weshopinheels.com/ http://www.weshopinheels.com

    These flower arrangements look so pretty. Very useful tips, I adore the green vase, and the flowers are just beautiful.
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

  • http://anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com/ Brittney

    You have such pretty drinking glasses, I don’t fault you for using them as vases. My favorite has to be white pitcher; it looks so rustic and chic!

    Another Beautiful Thing

  • Brooke Ober

    Such a great, useful post. I’m always looking for new vase ideas and yours are perfect. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Brooke
    convenientstyle.blogspot.com

  • http://welaughanyway.blogspot.com/ Yalanda_Meshell

    I love, love fresh cut flowers! They just brighten a room! My cat loves them too and eats them…so flowers (and plants) are few and far between and kept in a spare bedroom with the door closed when I do have them. Isn’t that sad ?!?!

  • RedTagChicLA

    OMG how lovely…..flowers can really brighten up any day (Mondays included!) What say you we follow each other at Twitter?? :-)

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com