27 November 2013

Vases, Vessels and Vintage # 2: Cream Coloured Bottles and Jars

I have a collection of cream coloured bottles and jars that I often use as vases - I also often use them as props - sometimes empty sometimes filled with something interesting. 

The bottle on the left is an old sake bottle that I never had the heart to throw away and I have kept over many years.

A few of them are French honey and mustard jars bought over time and then also used as vases. Others are vintage jars and bottles bought at London antique markets for a few pounds. It's a great feeling to recycle beautiful object of really no monetary value.

Here is an antique Dundee Marmalade jar and some others that I don't know what they were used for. All have that distinctive crazing and beautiful patina that happens to old china.   

What holds the collection together is that they are all of a similar colour and I thought it would be fun to feature them in my series - Vases, Vessels and Vintage.

The cream colour is very easy to combine with all kinds of different coloured flowers. The one that I have used to make the flower arrangement in is one of the old French mustard jars. The flowers I have used are five pink tulips, five pink hyacinths and a few stems of Eucalyptus leaves.

This is the second in the series called Vases, Vessels and Vintage - the first one was called Kähler Vase and Grass.

Have a Wonderful Floral Day!

Back soon!

xoxo Ingrid


Our photos said...

Your collection of cream coloured bottles and the flowers are beautiful, Ingrid!

Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

How beautiful! I have a collection of cream and white vessels too which I love to use. They go with any colour flower and they always look nice in a group. I have a few antique vinegar bottles and the rest are either milk glass or white ceramic. I'm always looking to add to my collection, I find you can never have too many :)

Frances said...

You have a very fine collection of vintage bottles and jars, and they definitely add a lot to a wide variety of floral arrangements.

I am also put in mind of the wonderful arrangements that were made by a favorite artist, Giorgio Morandi. He surely recognized that it was the shapes of the objects that became fascinating to combine in so many ways. I have a beautiful book, Flowers by Giorgio Morandi, given me years ago by a dear friend. Perhaps you also know this book?


Down by the sea said...

I discovered your lovely blog a few weeks ago and have been enjoying your wonderful ideas. Thank you for the inspiration.
I love those vessels especially the old mustard pots and marmalade jar.
Sarah x

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I just love reading your blog. You have such great ideas on how to use vintage vases/jars/bottles in your decoration. Christa

Janneke said...

Beautiful collection! You never can have too many vases, vessels and vintage.

Nat L. said...

J'aime beaucoup l'eucalyptus, sa belle couleur et son odeur. Et quelle belle collection de pots en grès !
Belle soirée

Lisa Gordon said...

You have the most charming little bottles, Ingrid, and I love the pink and white.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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