My lily of the valley has started to bloom its' heart out, so I picked several big bunches of it yesterday. It is one of my favorite flowers (I think I say that about most all flowers!) and it smells heavenly! I thought it would look pretty to fix some bouquets & put in my milk glass vases. I have several pieces of milk glass, and I really love it. It's funny, because I remember as a teenager thinking that my Mom's milk glass was so ugly! Back then I don't think I appreciated anything old or vintage!! How things change! One great thing about milk glass is that it is pretty easy to find, and very affordable (at least for now!).
I picked up this pretty vase this weekend at a moving sale. I arrived 1/2 hour before they closed on the last day of the sale, so everything was half off. Guess sometimes it pays to be late! I got this beauty for 75 cents! I couldn't believe no one else grabbed her! I'll show you a close up of the detail, because it's hard to see in the first picture. You can't see it, but there are little stars going diagonally around the vase. So pretty!
Here is a close up of another one. Can you tell the pattern? It is lily of the valley! I love the scallop edge at the top. One of my girl friends gave it to me for my birthday a few years ago. I think it's just gorgeous (it's heavy, too), and I have never seen one like it before.
I ran out of lily of the valley for this last one that I wanted to show you, so I just plopped some pansies and moss in for the picture. I wish that I could keep them in it, but there is no drainage. I picked this one up several years ago at a church rummage sale, and I think I paid around $1.25 for it. Can't beat that! I also included a closeup of the pretty trim at the top. I keep this vase in our guest room filled with pretty soaps and little bottles of lotion. It's also fun to decorate it at Christmas!
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