When it comes to floral containers, I prefer vintage to brand new; for that reason, I scout local thrift stores and antique shoppes often. These crystal vases, shown in the photos above, are some of my treasures found on a recent rummaging excursion.
When I spotted these vases, I knew exactly what flower they would perfectly showcase: Lily of the Valley.
The milky white buds of the Lily of the Valley contrast very well with the clear-chunky crystal vases creating a stunningly classic look with little effort. The height and opening of the vases also makes flower arranging a cinch, notice the glass frog. Tomorrow I'll post my finished arrangement.
Antique auctions and flea markets always provide a wealth of creative resources and discoveries. The thrill of hunting for gems or bargains is a great way to detox from a hectic work week...and not to mention, a nice excuse to frill-up the house with flower arrangements. We all know the therapeutic and energizing benefits of "shopping therapy." Only one word of caution: Antiquing can be habit forming.
See what you will discover this weekend,