One of the things I did on my flower arranging course was a 'Constance Spry' vase. I was led to believe that the vases were hard to come by now and much sought after. Since then I have bought 4 in charity shops and my Best Beloved bought one at a car boot sale for £1 when he could, quite justifiably, have said 'she has enough vases already' and left it there. He may be thinking again since I took the polish off his favourite table by over watering!
Clearly they are not rare round here or no-one is aware of their value. Total cost about £12. I'm sure none of these are collectors items. Here they are:
Some are quite hefty (the largest is about 40cm across) and I do need a new vase shelf or cupboard now!
And the one I've used today:
Can you get more romantic than honeysuckle and roses? This vase is a lovely aqua colour and probably the most elegant of my new collection.
I used some wire mesh in the bottom to hold things in place and put in:
Artemisa 'Powis Castle'
Nameless white flower
Rose 'Macmillan Nurse' and nameless pink
Expect to see these again as I practice arranging in them.
For interesting and usual vases visit Cathy at Rambling in the garden for In a vase on Monday.