I collect vintage vases and planters. I guess it's the gardener in me that finds them so irresistable.
I have all styles, shapes and colors but my very favorite are the two handled vases. I think they look so graceful and when I see one, I always imagine what cut flowers from my garden would look like in it.
I have probably about 20 different ones and I'm showing you 2 of them today because they are the two that are in my studio filled with old roses. All of these are the old fashioned english roses by David Austin.
I like to keep cut flowers in my little cottage all season long. It's no secret that these roses are my favorite for beauty and scent. We grow alot of roses here so we always have plenty to cut.
This year our back deck needed to be painted and these are the roses that surround it. Mr. Honey cut some of them and put them in vases for me to enjoy in my studio.
Mr. Honey does NOT arrange flowers...he just finds a vase or two from the shelf, fills them with water, and puts the flowers in. I usually clean them up a bit and take some blooms out and put them in a few bud vases to be placed throughout the house.
I left these roses just the way Mr. Honey put them there. You can see some of the blossoms are spent, and some even have paint on them....but I think they are beautiful just the way they are.
I got a little lost in their beauty and snapped a few close-ups for you to see....I wish you could smell them too....and feel them, the petals are so wonderfully soft and delicate.