A Vase by Any Other Name

If you’ve been reading for a little while, you probably have realized that I like to use things in unexpected or unique ways, and this isn’t just limited to furniture.  Recently I’ve been using pitchers, urns, teapots and other pretty items as vases.  While I love florist-made bouquets, I think I’d much rather have a simple bunch of grocery store flowers any day.  I cannot stand those simple, ridged glass vases that normally comes with the flowers and I almost always donate them the second I have to throw away the flowers.

I love the creativity and work you have to put into arranging a bunch of grocery store flowers.  Plus you get to choose your own “vases” and sprinkle flowers all over your home!  Bathrooms, bedside, kitchen table, kitchen counter…the options are endless, and with a couple cheap bouquets of daisies or whatever is sold at your local grocery store, will go a long way and can add some cheer to your entire home.  Currently I’m into blue and white (like I shared in this previous post), but I switch things up often.  I just found this old blue willow patterned cream pitcher at a thrift store for $6, and doesn’t it look so pretty with a few pink flowers? 

Now go “shop” in your china cabinents and bookshelves and see what you can use!  I bet you have a darling little pitcher that will look lovely with a few roses next to your bed.

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Katie Vail
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  1. July 9, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Love that idea. I will definitely scour my cabinets for any items I can use.

  2. July 10, 2014 / 1:04 am

    So pretty! I love love love using mason jars to put my grocery store flowers in. Usually a couple small bouquets is enough to put the flowery jars all over the house.

  3. July 10, 2014 / 9:15 am

    I buy grocery store flowers often, but I never thought to make smaller bouquets and use them around the house, which would stretch my buy even further! A couple blooms in the powder room would be a perfect touch especially when having friends over!

  4. July 11, 2014 / 12:24 am

    Thank you Erika! I completely agree! I love to spread flowers at all over the house. The bright colors always make me smile, even on a dreary day. Thanks for reading!

  5. July 11, 2014 / 12:27 am

    Breaking grocery store flowers up into small vases is the best way to make your grocery store bouquet go much farther! Plus it's always nice to see some cheery flowers in a powder room or next to the bed, in addition to the big places like a dining room table or coffee table.

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