fresh and renewed – antique glass bottles

September 10, 2013

I started collecting antique glass bottles back in my scuba diving days. A friend of mine got me into scrounge diving for bottles and we would spend hours underwater searching under rocks and in muck up to our elbows for glass bottles. All the bottles we pulled out of the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River were antique; the islanders use to throw their garbage in the river, and it is still there today for crazy divers to hunt for.

Although I no longer scuba dive I do still have my bottle collection. Today’s collection belongs to fellow floral designer and teaching partner, Deb Jasinski. She kindly leant me some of her bottles to use in a photo shoot.

All the bottles were bud vase size so I just cut the blooms to length and dropped them in the vases. It was fun mixing the different textures of the flowers and foliage together, a snip here and a drop there.  A stem or two per vase is all you need.

This style of designing is very simple and perfect for all skill levels!

The Vases – Antique Glass Bottles

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The Flowers

  • Astrantia
  • Ranunculus
  • Lisianthus
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Poppy Pods
  • Agonis Foliage

The Finish Floral Design

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