Thursday, May 7, 2009

Frogs, cheese and flowers - oh my!

I was cleaning out a cupboard when I found this little guy






It's a parmesan cheese shaker...or a red pepper flake shaker depending on your tastes. It came from Goodwill or The Dollar Tree and for some reason it got poked wayyyy into the back of the cupboard and is being ignored. Don't really have a need for a parmesan shaker at the moment. Don't like red pepper flakes so that's not an option for me.

Instead when I looked at it I saw something I could use to fill the antique frog vase void I've had for years. What is an antique frog vase?






I love these! But could never justify buying even a replica. Not really sure why they call it a "frog" but they do. If anyone knows feel free to share! Anyway, the wires keep your flowers from flopping all over the place. Great idea, really.


My version isn't as pretty, but it still works pretty well! And it was a whole lot cheaper, which always makes me smile.




I think this would be cute on a breakfast in bed tray.


When you are arranging flowers in a vase be sure to remove all the foliage that will be underwater and remember to cut the flower stems at a 45 degree angle. I like using a small paring knife rather than scissors since scissors will pinch the stem, not allowing maximum water absorption.

And if you use wider flowers you could probably cover the silver metal top altogether. But for now my forget-me-nots and thyme work for me.

12 comments:

{Katie Lane} said...

This is cute. So creative :)

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Do you think my husband would miss his red pepper flakes?

Very cute idea!!

Mercedes said...

cute. Maybe abow would finish the effect.

the ungourmet said...

That looks so sweet! I have a really cool shaker that sits in the back of my cupboard too! I am going to get it out and use it! Thanks for the great idea!

Kimara@weefolkart.com said...

Brillant! I love little vases. I've got a couple of these. Actually, 3... not sure how THAT happened. Anyway, it's perfect for the fistfull of grass flowers that the grandbabies are always giving to me. Thanks for the idea!

Kristin said...

Such a cute idea. Very original! And I think I would like to be delivered breakfast in bed with that on the tray for sure! Could you tell my hubs? Ah ha

Megan said...

I just had to find out what on earth your post was about, given the rather unusual title! ;-p

Cute!!

abnsigoslady said...

Genious! Laura @ the mansion

Melissa said...

That would be perfect for all the little weeds, oops, I mean flowers my daughter brings me.

Songbirdtiff said...

Very cute and simple idea. Thanks!

B said...

That is the greatest idea ever!

Brittany said...

You are so creative!
The cheese shaker is adorable as a flower vase!