Who wouldn't want to be seated at table six? This beautiful wedding tablescape was recently featured on BHLDN's Facebook page, and uses its Chalkboard Stakes ($10) for table identification. My eye was also drawn to the silver pitcher that the wedding couple used for a center vase. Inspired by their creative reuse, I scoured my cupboard for ideas on other vase alternatives befitting your favorite floral arrangements.
- Mason Jars This is an oldy but a goodie. Add a few with votives to a center, larger Mason jar (bonus points for blue glass jars) to create a pretty dinner-party vignette
- Beer Steins My German husband and I have a few beer steins in the house, and they're so tall and hefty that they can really stand up to taller blooms. Use them to arrange sunflowers, gladiolas, hollyhocks, and other sturdy stems.
- Japanese Ceramic Bowls You can pick these up for next to nothing in your city's Japantown or Chinatown district, and they are perfect for floating camellia or gardenia flowers.
- Teapots Create a quirky English-inspired arrangement with garden flowers arranged cattywompus in the spout and top of the teapot.
- Wine Glasses Cut the stems to a shorter length on delicate flowers like cornflowers or cosmos and cluster them in wine glasses. Or, add a single, short-stemmed rose to a glass.
- Thermoses Choose a sleek stainless steel thermos for a more industrial look to your arrangement. You can use the cup for a diminutive arrangement in a smaller room of your house. Use flowers with more streamlined blooms, such as irises, calla lilies, or gladiolas for this vase alternative.
What else do you reuse for vases at your home?