Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Collection Obsession

I do have quite a few things I collect but I think this is my most useful collection - milkglass bud vases!






How can you go wrong with something that costs about 25 cents at the thrift store, comes in beautiful shapes and patterns and is a lovely white color that goes with everything!







I always have two or three flowers out of a bouquet that's done that still have some life left in them. So I separate them and put them in my bud vases. Also, I don't have to cut a whole bunch of flowers from my garden as I would for a vase. I can get away with two or three of something. I cut these hydrangeas this morning from my garden. They'd look great with pretty fall leaves too!








I have so many things I'm working on right now - too many as usual! I'm painting a piece of furniture this color for our screened in porch. That mirror I painted that yummy blue will go above this.

My veggie garden is a horrible weed patch - it's been either too hot or too wet to go and weed plus my woodchip pathways got washed away when Tropical Storm Fay came through. Tons of fun and not so fun (cleaning bathrooms) stuff to do!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

xo,

Manuela

25 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Manuela, what a beautiful collection xoxo Clarice

ROXY said...

Love the milk glass collection Manuela:) Your right, you can't go wrong with those!!

salmagundi said...

I'm so envious of your hydrangeas. They are hard to grow in our arid climate, so I've never tried them. Yours look great in your milk class vases. Sally

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

I love milk glass too.....you can't go wrong with little vases...I have white ironstone....

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love seeing flowers placed in individual vases....lovely..
xo
Penny

mrsjones6 said...

What a neat collection! You can use those almost anywhere in all seasons. Your hydrangeas are so pretty as well.
Fay made a mess here also. It is nice to see a green yard again though. Now we are just watching to see what the next three storms will bring.
Have a beautiful Wednesday,
Jen

Bella Casa said...

That is a useful collection, pretty, too. They are actually starting to sell milkglass (or something that looks very much like it) at the stores again. I saw some at Marshall's about a month ago, I was really surprised!

Bella

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, M! It's still so nice to see you around again. I know you will have many new visitors & friends before too long. That's a pretty collection of milkglass & you're right..so useful.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

You still have hydrangea's ? mine are gone with the summer heat.... they look wonderful in the bud vases... what a lovely color.... that yellow will be so pretty with that fun mirror..... I would love to see the embroider piece you are working on..
Hugs
Linda

Melissa said...

That is such an exquisite collection.

Love it.

Melissa

Tiffy Wiffy said...

oh my goodness! i have a vase addiction too.. i'm not prejudice though.. hahaha. doesn't matter the make. Gorgeous set up on the table.

Rue said...

Hi Manuela :)

The hydrangea look gorgeous in those bud vases! I'll have to use this idea :)

Thank you for the money saving tips. I could really use them with the price of gas and everything else getting so expensive.... yikes!

Oh and I loved the reference to the Vampire Lestat LOL

hugs,
rue

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Manuela!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh what a treat to see you are back :) :) Yay!!!!

HUGE hugs :)
Dena

Mimi Sue said...

I love bud vases. They are so versatile. I like to keep a little arrangement of one or three flowers by my kitchen sink. It helps to look at something beautiful when I have a sinkful of dishes! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be back for a visit when I have time. Mimi

Jen r. said...

Very pretty! I love your chairs!

Joy said...

Your milk glass bud vases look especially beautiful filled with your hydrangeas. I wish a had hydrangeas in my garden. I have plenty of weeds, but no hydrangeas.

diXymiss said...

A lovely, useful and affordable collection ~ what could be better! ThanX for the inspiration.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Those hydrangeas are beautiful. My favorite flower. The vases in the center of the table is a simple and beautiful idea. Can't wait to see what you are painting, and I've got to run back and read your post on the pantry. Have a wonderful day. Jackie

Kimba said...

I have a rather large collection of those vases too. They are so useful! I love to put 9 or 10 of them on a tray and put a couple of cut flowers in each one.

Niki RuralWritings said...

They are lovely Manuela.

Thank you for praying for my mum and your encouraging comment :)

Blessings,
Niki

Twice as Nice said...

Will be looking forward to seeing what you paint. Your vases look great.

Blissful Nikki said...

love your collection!! Just lovely!

Mrs. B said...

I love milk glass! Your collection is great. I love how the vases look on the table with the hydrangea! So much more impact than just one!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

It is always miserable to work outside in this part of the country in summer! Ugh!
I love your milkglass displays and hydrangeas! Good cheap fun! Also love the china garden.
We have 'the bowl' in our yard.

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing your milk glass bud vase. I have some of the same designs, but still missed some other patterns.