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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just About Anything Will Do


Vintage Ironstone Tureen



Fluted Pitcher



Rusty, Crusty Zinc




Aqua Glass Canning Jars




Things That Can Be Used As A Vase

Each one a thrifty treasure!




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86 comments:

  1. Sarah, they're all gorgeous, especially the white hydrangeas in the ironstone tureen and the zinc watering can is a hoot!
    bon dimanche
    Maggie

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  2. So pretty!
    I've even used a shot glass and a tooth pick holder as petite vases - I'll use anything!

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  3. What a nice post. I love the tureen with hydrngea'a. I do have a vintge tureen and I was thinking how I could fill it up. Nice. Have a nice Sunday

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  4. Hello Sarah,
    the tureen is rreally glorious. Love the flowers in every vase, the aqua jars look so nice, too.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  5. I love the idea of using those canning jars as vases. You found some other fabulous vase ideas too.

    Lovely post Sarah!

    Best wishes and happy Sunday,
    Natasha.
    xo

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  6. Hi Sarah...

    Such beautiful bouquets, my friend! I just love that gorgeous white ironstone tureen with the pretty hydrangeas! Ohhh...and all the fresh flowers in the aqua canning jars...simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers and containers with us, sweet lady!

    Warmest summery wishes,
    Chari

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  7. Sarah,
    I love the tureen and somewhere I have some aqua canning jars.
    Beautiful pictures of beautiful flowers.
    Carol

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  8. Hi Sarah, I love the vintage blue jars. Have a good week! xo,

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  9. Not only are the vases spectacular ideas, but the flowers are stunning. So nice to see the fresh flowers since mine have not done well this year in the heat.

    One of my favorite vases of 'Oddity' are old cowboy boots!

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  10. These are beautiful vase ideas, Sarah! Gorgeous florals too!

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  11. Even paper bags w/ a jar inside:) I love vases and arrangements...Lovely post Sarah~

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  12. I adore the flowers in the tureen, great idea. All the vases are so pretty. Have a great day Cindy!

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  13. What a fun post!! I love milk bottles used as vases too! Love the blue jars. Hope you are enjoying your summer Sarah..heat and all!!

    Miss Bloomers

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  14. Great ideas Sarah!
    I love unusual for vases and planters, it always adds so much more interest!
    Happy Sunday,
    Cindy

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  15. I just love that one with the crushed watering can. Too cute.

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  16. Beautiful ideas for vases. I love them all but the rusty, crusty zinc had me saying ahhh! Such a great way to give new life to a piece that has definitely seen better days.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Jane

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  17. Wonderful selection, Sarah, of some really PRETTY containers! I like it when someone thinks out of the box...or vase, as it were. Nicely done!

    I FINALLY got an embroidery design for a Briton couple, so don't buy any napkins with them on. I'll make you some!
    Won't be as cute at those you showed me awhile back, but very similar.

    Hugs,
    Rett

    p.s. Aren't you glad you're not still in Maine????

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  18. Hi Sarah, I'm a nut for white ironstone.....so pretty! And the flowers - wow - beautiful! Linda

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  19. Hi Sarah! All of these are so lovely especially with all of the pretty flowers in them!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Those are so pretty. Lots of good choices and I especially like the pitcher with zinnias and the ironstone tureen. Love the blue-green Ball jars,too. I hate to think I got rid of some old ones.
    Have a great week,
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  21. Sarah,
    There is an elegance of displaying a white on white color combination. You, dear friend, have capture that elegance with the white hydrangeas in the vintage tureen...take my breath away!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  22. Sarah I love all of these but the tray of ball jars with the lilies, just stunning! The white fluted pitcher with the zinnias is one of my favorites too. Lovely post.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  23. And all of them are so pretty. Great ideas Sarah. Are all those beautiful flowers from your garden? laurie

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  24. love the rusty- crusty !
    cool stuff
    KAT

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  25. I do love hydrangeas, Sarah.

    Thanks for your visit.

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  26. Gorgeous flowers .. thanks for the wonderful vase inspirations.. thinking outside the the "vase"... Happy Table Top Tuesday..HHL

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  27. Your pictures are wonderful and such fabulous inspiration. Love it all. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  28. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the zinc! Love it!

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  29. All beautiful...I mean it is flowers! but me, I would pick the zinc smashed watering can...!!

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  30. Stunning post! Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  31. Lovely, Sarah! Thanks for the good ideas!...Christie

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  32. So pretty! I use all sorts of things for flowers and plants as well. :)
    Have a good day!

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  33. Great ideas, Sarah. I love all of them, especially the crusty rusty can!

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  34. How inspiring sweet Sarah, I love the beautiful things you've used for arranging flowers, this is an inspiration for me, as I'm kind of "one track minded" sometimes...I need to use my different things, like pitchers, tureens and the old tin it's awesome! Thanks for your lovely comments. Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  35. They're all so gorgeous. I love the tureen too!

    Kathy

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  36. Thanks for sharing these neat ideas...always love NEW ideas!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  37. Pretty ideas Sarah, but my fave is the ironstone tureen with the hydrangeas. Gorgeous!

    Hugs,

    Nancy

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  38. I like to use something unusual and unexpected for casual flower arrangements. Your's were very creative and refreshing.

    xoxo bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party

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  39. Rusty, crusty zinc is amazing...love!

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  40. Very pretty. I like to find unusual containers too. Your watering can is certainly different!

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  41. Hi Sarah~ The misshapen watering can used as a vase made me smile! Yes anything will do but I have a fondness for Ball jars~ the are the PERFECT vessel for blooms :-)

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  42. Love each and every one Sarah! I use old jars a lot.
    xo Cathy

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  43. I can never resist fresh flowers. I always try to have them scattered about the house.

    You've given us great inspiration.

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  44. They are all so pretty, all really great ideas.

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  45. Your containers are all so pretty, especially the ironstone! But the crushed watering can is so unique and charming!

    I did a vase/container post too and thought there were some really interesting ideas in the linky party.

    Hope you will bring one of your projects of posts to my first Potpourri Friday Party this week - Friday, September 2. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

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  46. That Rusty, Crusty Zinc
    takes the cake I suppose.

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  47. I love all your pretty containers..especially love the white tureen full of beautiful flowers.
    xo bj

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  48. My favorite right now is using my old crazed mottled ironstone pitcher. :)

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  49. I just bought my first aqua canning jar on ebay! It is a half gallon one and I love it. I have to say that the rusty crusty is just too cute. Don't you just love flowers brought into the home? I think it is one of those great luxuries in life.

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  50. Hi Sarah, I love your ideas for flowers in a container. Especially the Ball jars.

    Thanks for your visit and comment. I love your Acadia post as well. This summer we spent the whole month of June in the Acadia park area. We loved it there. Your post sure brings back memories.

    Happy days to you,
    xo, Jeanne

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  51. Thanks for visiting me. I am now following your lovely blog. Pop over again soon!

    ciao

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  52. Any old thing, can be brought to life with flowers. I loved all the ways you featured them.

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  53. They are all lovely! Love the color of those jars.
    We made it ok, it was stressful though. I thought the roof was going to blow off. But no floods thank God, and the power and phone is back on!

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  54. Yay, love how you have used "anything" for a vase. Flowers are just the ticket to make an old thing pretty and useful.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  55. Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  56. So beautiful. Love all of the containers and their contents!

    - The Tablescaper

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  57. I love them all! The aqua jars are so lovely...any way you see them, any time.

    Pat

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  58. I love them all! The aqua jars are so lovely...any way you see them, any time.

    Pat

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  59. These are all so pretty! And it seems to follow that if anything can be a vase, then there should always be room for fresh flowers. :)

    I would love to see you link this post up at Freestyle Friday, going on now through Sunday night.

    Hope to see you there ~ www.happyhourprojects.com
    Adrianne

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  60. You already know I love your ironstone! The blue ball jars are so cute, but I really love that crushed watering can. It's just so charming!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you!

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  61. I love the photo of the crunched up watering can. Very cute. I love using my ironstone pitchers as vases.

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  62. Hi Sarah,
    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous images on Fresh-Cut-Friday! :) I love the hydrangea in the soup tureen the best! :)

    ~Liz

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  63. Love the hydrangea in the tureen..great picture! The rusty, crusty zinc pail is adorable! All of your vignettes are great...the ball mason jars look great clustered together!

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  64. Very pretty Sarah! Lovin' the crushed watering can! Happy Labor Day Weekend:@)

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  65. Dear Sarah, Now that rusty watering can is a true recycled treasure..I love it. I love finding diffrent ways to hold such beautiful flowers. And there are many..That's why my basement is crowded..LOL!

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  66. What great ideas for vases. I have used the aqua canning jars, but I can see I need to branch out.

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  67. Simply gorgeous Sarah! I love the rusty crusty watering can.
    Thanks for the visit.
    Rosemary...

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  68. Great ideas. I specially love the watering can on the wall.
    Have a great holiday weekend.
    Michele

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  69. I like them all, Sarah! Love the ideas, and your photography is beautiful!

    Have a great weekend!

    Bill

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  70. All such great ideas. The flowers are stunning. So glad you came to the party!

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  71. Hi lovely lady.
    I love them all sweet lady!!! Your photos are so BEAUTIFUL and your flowers are gorgeous. I hope you and your family have a great weekend.
    XXOO Diane

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  72. Beautiful flowers and you've shown some amazing ideas for vases. Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  73. Gosh, I haven't had a chance to visit with you in so long and I have truly missed your lovely and uplifting posts.
    I love all your ideas for vases. Very creative. I especially like crunched watering can.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  74. Love your "vases," Sarah! The flowers are gorgeous! And I loved your post about Maine...hoping to visit there one day! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  75. Hi Sarah, I love all of these "vases", and I had to giggle at the smooshed watering can, too cute and clever! thanks so much for linking up to VIF, and being such a supportive friend with all your wonderful comments! xo Debra

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  76. Love you vase collection! Finally got a blue mason jar for a vase a couple weeks ago at a flea market. I honestly could not believe that I hadn't bought one sooner in my life.
    Seeing the stems through that shade if blue/green aqua is so simply lovely, isn't it?

    xx
    A

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  77. Let the beauty shine on. What a nice compliment those flowers gave to that ruty ole can. If it can hold water, its can hold flowers.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  78. Sarah,
    What a cute post this is. Yes, anything! Great ideas!
    Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  79. I LOVE using the unconventional as Vases, so glad to see and be inspired by others who do also! Beautiful bouquets and creative ways of displaying them!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  80. Hi Sarah, you are right, anything that flowers fit into can be used. Some of my favorites are lemonade or jam jars with the labels left on! Lovely post!

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