26 April 2013

Five Creative Ways to Display Summer Flowers.

Free flower delivery?  I owe so many people so much after helping me out since my knee operation   and the prohibited driving following it, that this seems like too good an opportunity to miss!

I was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of some after my little hospital sojourn and because the students were sleeping in the room containing the cupboard which houses my vases, some of them were (ashamedly) stuck in a pint glass.  This didn't take away their utter gorgeousness, but it didn't show them off at their best.

This was picked up by a florist and they sent these tips for being more adventurous or creative.  They're throwing in the free delivery when you use the code on the link below, and I know that flowers last longer than bottles of wine do in this house, so I'm off to order some 'Thankyous!'

Featured post.

Displaying your summer flowers in a delicate vase on the mantelpiece is a perfectly fine thing to
do. After all, everybody loves to gaze upon a beautiful bouquet. But we like to do things a little
differently round here (well, we also like the whole delicate vase thing, but hear us out). Here are
out top 5 creative ways to display flowers this summer:

1. In a Bucket
Yes, we're serious. We don't mean you should root around in the cupboard under the stairs looking
for that dingy old bucket you clean the floor with. But picture this: an old, rustic tin bucket, filled
with a casually elegant bouquet of roses, sat waiting by the front door to welcome you as you arrive

2. In Drinks Bottles
When you think about it, old drinks bottles are really just vases waiting to happen. They're cheap,
cheerful, and there's one to suit every occasion. If you're having a fancy dinner party where the wine will be flowing, it makes sense to display your beautiful summer flowers in a wine bottle. Want a cute way to add some whimsy to the kitchen table? Little glass Coke bottles should do the trick!

3. On a Cake Stand
It doesn't sound like it would work, does it? But we're not talking about fashioning some sort of
vase out of a cake stand, but rather getting a bit crafty with floral foam products. Floral foam bricks
can be used to keep flowers fresh and display them beautifully, and the cake stand is just the icing
on the cake... or is it the other way around?

4. In Any of Your Glassware
We're betting you've got some pretty nice glassware sitting around, unloved, in your cupboards.
Champagne flutes, Martini glasses, whisky tumblers, pint glasses nicked from the pub – with a little
creativity, any of these can be used to display your flowers in a way that looks like you did it on
purpose. (Except maybe the stolen pint glasses.)

5. With Chicken Wire
No, we're not kidding. This method is a little DIY-intensive, but it'll be worth it in the end! Simply
(hawhaw) fashion a wide, wooden frame that fits a sheet of chicken wire inside it, and attach a
selection of slim-necked bottles and vases along its length using pliable wire. Drop your chosen
blooms in each bottle as you feel the urge, and there you have it – a jaw-droppingly creative flower

If you want to try some of these inventive flowers displays out yourself, but are sorely
lacking in the flower department, fear not! Here at Prestige Flowers we offer free flower delivery on a large range of beautiful summer flowers, so we've got you covered. And if you don't like our creative slant – vases are still a thing! (And we've got flowers for them too.)


  1. On the (Very) rare occasion I get flowers they do get plonked in a vase. Definitely will try and be more creative. Great ideas.

  2. I want flowers and I want them now! Maybe I need to shout that at Papasaurus...

  3. Great ideas here! I'm a big fan of using all kinds of containers for flowers. I have a couple of interesting, large jars which I often use. I also like combining things from the garden with my store-bought flowers, like twigs (my favourite).

    1. I like those ideas - will remember the twigs thing- because I do like that 'willow' look and they would do it nicely!

  4. Great tips! If the bouquet is big I sometimes use our champagne ice bucket for a "posh" look. ;o) xx

    1. Double posh, eh? That would be a mahoosive bouquet - how wonderful!

  5. Very interesting indeed.

    By the way Anya, did you work for RP Martin in the City during the nineties? Your name sounds familiar.

    Louise Bayley

    1. Hi Louise. Yes I did! You can e mail me on oldersinglemum@gmail.com x

  6. Everyone needs flowers! Sometimes I think the 'uglier' the container, the more stunning they can look. I'm also a fan of displaying vegetables (a la Withnail and I.)

    1. I agree that we all need flowers and love your concept. Am going to make that a plan! :)

  7. Nice! I like the idea of the bucket - very country cottage. Hope you're well on the mend now x

    1. Am alot better thank you. Can't imagine you displaying anything in a bucket! :)

  8. What lovely creative ideas. Mine are in a jug.

    1. It doesn't matter what I put mine in, they never look like they could! :)

  9. A mantel piece always needs flowers :o). I love flowers! At the moment we have some lilies from my mother-in-law sitting in a pasta jar! (like the bucket idea) X.

    1. I agree but don't have a mantelpiece. They're such stunning flowers I bet no-one notices they're in a jar! :)

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