Second Vase

The other morning I woke up to a super sweet surprise. Flowers from the hubs. We don’t usually make a big deal of traditional holidays like Valentine’s Day, but he’s great at bringing home “just because” flowers every so often. Those are my favorite kind of flowers, anyways.

I forgot to take a before shot (I know, wake up, newbie blogger!! Geez.), but it was a cheerful mixed bouquet of lilies and roses. I decided to split the bouquet to share the pretty amongst the house. So, I started walking around in search of vases. Then, I remembered these….

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They’re leftover Belgian beer bottles, the contents of which Joey enjoyed a few years ago. I really liked the bottles, so I washed them out and saved them. And then I forgot about them. Until this day, anyways. I thought the lilies might look cool in them. So, I simply cut each stem down a bit, filled the bottles with water and stuck one lily stalk into each vase. ….And Im pretty sure they rock my world.

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The contrast of earthy, masculine bottles with delicate, girly pink flowers make me smile.

So, with the lilies happy in their new homes, I needed a plan for the roses. There were only four blooms, so I wanted something somewhat small so the vase wouldn’t look too empty. I ended up using the base of a stainless steel martini shaker. Since we do use the shaker upon occasion, I decided to line it with a plastic solo cup.

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I filled it with water, cut down the roses and stuck them in there. I stacked the arrangement on top of two wooden carved bowls to give it a bit more presence. And here they are, chillin’ out in our kitchen….

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So, there you have colorful flowers and makeshift vases. I love how they cheer up the space and add color and texture. Fun, fun, fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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