Monday, January 13, 2014

Flowers in the House - January

Unlike our friends in warmer climates, my garden is totally asleep.  To mix it up a bit, I decided to make an everlasting arrangement befitting our freezing temps here in Virginia (though the sun is now shining brilliantly after almost a week of cold rain).










Old Bottles

Old bottles are a whole lot more interesting than those we use today.  They're great to use as vases for flower arrangements (do you remember the arrangement I made using old coke bottles for Jane's September  Flowers in the House?), but I often also display them on their own (to be showcased at a later date).  They look particularly good when the sunlight shines through them (I wish this room were large enough for me to take a picture of the morning sun shining through the glass bottles).




Visit Jane's blog to see beautiful arrangements that have been made for Jane's Flowers in the House.   They will sure cheer you up!

Have a nice Monday and the rest of the week

                                                                                Christa 




26 comments:

  1. I love vintage bottles. Maybe a little too much considering I've run out of space to store and display them all! So glad to share with you and Jane today, Happy Monday :)
    Katie

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    1. Katie,
      Those of us who are obsessed with old bottles and can't seem to stop buying them (even when we don't have any space for them in our houses), should get together and form an online store. This way, we can keep buying them :)

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  2. I love your sparkly arrangements, especially in the old bottles - perfect! X

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    1. They seem to go well together, don't they? Thanks Abby for stopping by.

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  3. How lovely!!! Vintage bottles are the best! My favorites are the little baby bottles, which are perfect for a bud or two on the windowsill.

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    1. These bottles were given to me by a friend who was helping some friends clean out a trash pile in their woods. My friend knew I liked old bottles, so he saved them for me.

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  4. This is so charming, everything just sparkles so! Cure for our bad winter blahs.

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    1. They sure cure our bad winter blahs! They look particularly beautiful when the morning sun shines through them. I wish I could capture that to share.

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  5. I love these! Where did you get them? You are another top contender in the I don't have any fresh flowers what can I use category...it's very full and very clever this month.

    xo J

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    1. I got the flowers at two different places and the birds at a third place, within a few months of one another just because I liked them; didn't even intend to group them together until one day, out of the blue, the idea just came to me. Luckily they work well together. I can only remember that I got the purple flowers from Z Gallerie in Tysons Corner. I might have gotten the birds from Pottery Barn. You should check out Z Gallerie, I think you will like it.

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  6. Fun--I especially love the birds peeking out.

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    1. I love birds in my arrangements. I think they add life and a sweet touch to an arrangement.

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  7. I love this idea!!! So sparkly and bright, just the thing for the winter blahs. Really lovely!

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    1. And you should see the morning sun shining through them. The sparkle is brilliant! I wish I could capture that to share.

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  8. So pretty and clever, too! You know I love those old bottles...my favorite for flowers. Smiles..Susan

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    1. You'd think I run a store selling old bottles! They are everywhere in my house. These bottles were given to me by a friend who salvaged them from a trash pile in his friend's woods.

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  9. So lovely. One of the rewards of blogging is seeing so much creativity.

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    1. Joan, you are very sweet. One of the rewards of blogging is to get sweet comments like yours.

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  10. I love old bottles for displaying stems and yours look great with your crystal flowers..
    I feel a bit guilty as we always have something to pick in our winter, yet I still complain about it!
    It's 43 degrees here today. I'm not sure what that is in farenheit but its well over 100!

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    1. Yes, you are very lucky to always have flowers, even in the winter. 43 degrees is VERY hot! Stay cool, my friend! Go to that beautiful ocean that you shared with us on your blog. That water looks amazing!

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  11. I'm a big fan of old bottles myself, and yours look so pretty with those beaded flowers!

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    1. Why don't we make bottles like those old ones anymore? They are so much more interesting! Some are actually quite practical. I have one that has a separate compartment for ice or hot water so you can regulate the temperature of your drink without watering it down. That compartment is on the side of the bottle so you can empty its content without having to disturb your drink. Smart, right?

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  12. So creative! I'd love to see these outside in the snow:).

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    1. Ah, that's a great idea! They would add interest to my bare garden. Thanks for that idea.

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  13. You are so right about old bottles. They are far more interesting than most of today's bottles. I wonder what happened... Cheers to sunlight shining through vintage glass!

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    1. Hi Denise, I am glad that you are well enough to stop by for a visit.

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