Suddenly there are flowers everywhere. I’ve been bringing them into the house and although I have lots of vases, many of them weren’t designed to be used as a vase. These are some of my favourites:
My brother was an avid bottle hunter as a teenager and this is one he found in a bottle dump in the 1970s.
We found this tiny glass bottle in the garden; it’s perfect for hedgerow flowers.
This is one of our large tenmoku pourers – I think it complements these beautiful white narcissi perfectly.
I bought this Derek Wilson pot from him at Ceramic Art London several years ago. I just liked it and had a hunch it would make a good vase.
This is an early James (made during apprenticeship?) It doesn’t exactly declare its intended function but he used it to test one of his own glaze recipes (copper red) and I use it for short stemmed strong coloured flowers – including sweet peas later in the year.
And last but not least: the trusty soy sauce bottle – perfect for medium height single stem flowers (especially yellow ones).
I hope you too are enjoying Spring.