Outside The Container…Floral Arranging

This past week I’ve been enjoying bold pops of color with the florals that I picked up at the market that add nice contrast to the white walls and pale furniture. They surely look gorgeous in an old ironstone pitcher, but today I’ll share a few other ways.

that are perhaps a bit less conventional or downright avant garde.

I often use wine bottles in interesting shapes or with lovely labels for a simple single sprig. This vodka bottle from a friend is perfect sitting in front of an old chippy blue door…


While shopping at HomeGoods this past week I picked up a few pretty tins of tea from their gourmet foods section. This one had such a feminine print that I knew it would be pretty for floral display!
To avoid rust in a tin container you can use a glass insert to fill with water and place inside. This is a small tin so I used a shot glass which was the perfect fit.

Buckets from Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture with wildflowers from our gardens on the dining table.

A plain white arrangement that my daughter put together in a vintage McCoy pottery pitcher sits on a wicker desk in the living room.
And you know that I love vintage millinery and great quality faux silk flowers. This hatbox overflowing with florals adds color and romantic charm as a temporary display element on a table or shelf. If you have a small collection of millinery and want to try this, roll up some newspaper to fill the container almost to the top and then place the millinery over to cover.
Think outside the box or container for new ways to display flowers and I hope that you have a creative week ahead!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Beautiful floral arrangements – I love the bottle one the most… I do use it too. I have a small vintage bottle collection… Have a nice week too. Thank you for the gorgeous pics… Alexandra

  2. ShantyGirl says:

    Great Ideas!! Loving the Prairie Vodka bottle…..only I am getting too old to empty one lol……the RA cups are so cute as well! all is beautiful great hatbox idea…….thanks for sharing

  3. Gee Singh Newbanks says:

    all so beautiful!

  4. Those are all so beautiful Janet!… I also save old wine bottles and such to use for my flowers… my favorite one of yours is the stunning tea tin with pink roses… Happy Spring day to you!… Hello puppy doggies!… xoxo Julie Marie

  5. Darrielle Tennenbaum says:

    Beautiful flowers–I don't think its possible to have to many in a house and yours are gorgeous. new to your blog and loving it!

  6. Michaela Staňková says:

    All the flowers arrangemenst is beautiful Janet!!! I love the millinery flowers too,your decorations is sooo pretty,I must go make too,thanks for inspiration!!!Nice day!xoxo

  7. Hello dear Janet,
    As is again and again Refined.
    A post which dreamed and gives good decorative tricks.
    Thank you to you. I sing my modest next post to thank you for all these beauties !