JDayMinis, My Life, French & Antique Inspiration

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sharing Sunday, Flower Holders and Uses



My husband's mother, whose maiden name was Genevieve Doucet was French Canadian and had a grandmother from France she would often mention. Gen was a lovely lady who I really admired in so many ways. She loved her family, writing poetry and was in the garden, gardening almost every day of her life. She also loved flower arranging and the top right photo shows all of her flower holders.  The flower hold in the middle is interesting, it is in two parts, one is moon shaped so they could be used together or separated. The top right holder is attached in a small dish which is handy for smaller plants. I think they are so beautifully rustic.

Flower holders are very handy for other things as well, scissor holders as shown on the bottom left, photo holders and I thought I would show also a miniature use in the middle photo. 
I wanted to make vines for a miniature display and wrapped wire around a comb and then made the loops go in two different directions, then I glued leaves onto each loop. I was thinking that instead of a comb these flower holders would work well. You can also use this technique for wire structures and for making miniature bows. 

Thought I would show some of my lovely French sewing postcards and small vintage scissor collection. Love the Eiffel tower scissors.

Cheers, Jean

10 comments:

  1. Jean, I collect the antique glass flower holders. We call them "frogs" here in the states. I am not sure where that name comes from. I have two of them filled with little scissors in my bedroom and workroom. With the glass ones, there are not as many holes to put things in.

    I also use them for pencil holders in several rooms of the house and even tool holders for things like Exacto knives. With the round holes, the tools, etc., stand straight up in individual holes.

    Very handy items to have around.

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  2. Thank you so much for your comment Casey, I have a couple of the glass frogs too... one is a soft green, they are each so interesting... what a lovely thing to collect and I like your uses.

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  3. A beautiful collection, Jean. So many old things are true treasures!

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  4. I'm starting to collect antique pieces to make up my work station, because I love antiques, and I want my workspace to be unique and reflect my tastes. It will be a pretty enormous workstation, since I want space to do minis and a place to store all the supplies I use to make homemade beauty products, which I am starting to sell.
    I love this post! Beautiful!

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  5. Hello Jean,

    Your miniature and this posts are so beautiful and interesting!
    Thank You so much for sharing and for signing up as a Follower on my blog ;-))

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  6. What attractive doses of romanticism on these pages! I like this style, this atmosphere and thank you for your visit in my photos!

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  7. I've always thought flower frogs were so interesting. Thank you for sharing about them and the memories that go with them. I'm really enjoying your blog. :)

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  8. Preciosas postales, gracias por compartir ideas y fantasticas miniaturas.
    besitos ascension

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  9. Hello Jean, Your posts are so interesting. Thank you for sharing the great work that you do.
    Hugs, Felma

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  10. Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to leave your lovely comments, they are greatly appreciated. Hugs, Jean

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Thank you very much, so nice of you to take the time to leave a comment and to visit my blog!

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