Pretty Flowers in Vases Ideas
Photo Ideas for How to Use Pretty Flowers in Vases
Your flowers in vases compositions reflect who you are in the same way that your perfume does, or how romantic, passionate, or pretty you'd like to be. It's a bit like the make up and the lipstick you chose to wear, the cards you send to friends, or the way you prepare your luggage. It's how you decorate your home. You will see in this this article lots of photos of compositions for pretty flowers in vases ideas and -
- how to use bric a brac and different items as vases
- how to dress a dinner table
- do something different at Christmas
- dress your home to personalize it to make it feel like 'you'
- create a romantic wild flowers look in your bedroom
- be stylish
A Decorative Vase with Camellias
Decorate with Vintage Flower Pots
- Vintage Flower Pots
Decorative and versatile, vintage flower pots and planters are fun to collect. And they're often less expensive than their contemporary counterparts.
How to Make Pretty Flower Compositions with Vases
If you look around your house you'll surely find a few odd pieces of china or glass ware, one of a kind egg cups, for instance. Perhaps a one-of-a-kind jam pot that's lost its lid. You may even be collecting vases, pots of different kinds or ceramic containers (see the photo just above). You already could have pretty mugs or stemmed glasses, or even sets of crystal glasses (wedding gifts you rarely pull out) on your shelves. You probably have any number of pretty or interesting or weird or beautiful pieces that you could use as vases for flowers. It's time to pull them out, dust them off and fill them with flowers you pick here and there to make heavenly flower compositions more interesting and personal than any bouquet could ever be.
If you don't have any items you can use just yet, then it's time to have some fun doing something about it. It's time to get creative!
English Bone China Mugs
How to Make Vases From Thrift Shop Items
You can find all sorts of bric a brac items that are just so off-the top interesting and quirky at thrift stores or garage sales or fairs - wherever there are markets. A little old milk jug will set you back as little as ¢50. A noble pewter bowl with crest could set you back $10. No matter what color it is, or year it was made, or clay, or glazing, or crystal it may be made of, if it strikes your fancy and you can imagine a flower in it (and you have ¢50), then get it for the fun!
Below is a photo of single wild rose in an old egg cup on a linen tablecloth, which prettily describes the simplicity of a farmhouse kitchen. (Don't you think that any single flower in bloom, put casually in a simple vase on a white linen table cloth is going to describe that pretty, farmhouse kitchen look?)
Simple Flower Arrangement
How to Make Flower Arrangements Reflect Your Personal Style
You can cheat if you like of course and buy a flower or two at the florists if you can't find a single bloom or bud to pick outdoors. You can look for greenery and berries and grasses and play around with your fresh and your bought stemmed flowers until they fall into some artistic harmony (if you play around with lengths and containers and bottles and berries, whatever). The great thing about pretty flowers in vases ideas that you put together is that they that are not bouquets, which somehow always look like money has been spent on them. Your compositions give the impression you went out to pick your flowers yourself.
Pretty Flowers in Vases Ideas
Centerpiece Vases for Special Occasions
Beautiful, centerpiece vases will look exquisite when they haven't been filled with even-stemmed blooms. You could buy a few lilies or roses, or any big petal flower, which isn't clipped and even looking, (freesias are good for this) a few days earlier than you need them (so that they are opened and falling about a bit) and cut the stems unevenly. Mix with random greenery or not.
Below are two photographs of composition which have bought flowers in vases that look as though the flowers were picked in a garden (because they look so random in the vase).
Both compositions have important looking vases and I agree that simple flowers do look lovely in important vases - as a bride does with wild flowers.
Vases for Centerpieces
Christmas Flower Arrangements and Ideas
Ideas for Christmas Flower Arrangements
The tree is up, the lights, the dried fruits and nuts and gifts everywhere. Time to think about what your flower arrangements are going to be. Perhaps they don't need to be important. The tree is important. I usually make small 'fun' compositions (see the photos below) and put these little plants or flowers in vases in many different rooms in the house, including the bathroom or near the phone.
The flowering plants you see here looked pretty in the summer but in the middle of winter they die down a lot - but if you put them in a cute container or mug, or something you've found at a thrift shop, they'll be fun to have around. They've got character!
A Bric a Brac Vase with Dried Grasses
With dried summer grasses and weird flowers in it, this deco vase could have a place in the house anytime.
In summer. filled with dewy, drooping roses, it looks spectacular.
We have a song in our house that we sing a lot. Here are the words.
"Ours is a nice house, ours is
With lots of flowers in vases"
I know there's more to it, but ....we can't remember them. We just sing those!
Bric a Brac Vase
Inexpensive Flower Vases
With as little as just one flower, or one stem of greenery and with just one pretty vase of any shape, (or form) your pretty flowers in vases ideas will work. You won't need to spend much money on them to make them look random and great.
The secret lies in enjoying composing them, manipulating them until they look like a natural composition, having the confidence to be creative - perhaps childish. Flowers grow in nature in a haphazard way, in fields and on on shrubs. Greenery is even less predictable. Your ideas for flowers in vases can't go wrong!
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