Mom's Little Vase. It was a tiny little glass vase designed just for this purpose.
Some of the most beautiful flowers we may ever receive do not arrive in long glossy white boxes from the florist, but are instead offered to us by small hands grubby from play... The stems may be short, the blossoms drooping and the flowers themselves what some might call weeds- but when given with love a dandelion can be much more precious than the most perfect long-stemmed rose. Mom's Little Vase is a special vase for those special little flowers.
I absolutely loved it. I don't recall why I didn't buy one on the spot...possibly because I'm a little
- one small empty container (any kind of pill bottle would probably work)
- scrapbook paper
- adhesive (I used the sticky dots)
- paper cutter, scissors
- Mod Podge
STEP 1: Measure your container and cut scrapbook paper to the correct height and length to wrap around it. Mine was 2 1/4" by 3 3/4".
STEP 2: Wrap paper around container and secure with adhesive dots...I apologize for the awful pictures; my Nikon got left in hubby's trunk yesterday after we visited the marshmallow Peep show, so I was stuck with the old point and shoot. Waaah. I definitely take my good camera for granted!
STEP 5: Tie a coordinating ribbon bow around the top.
Meanwhile, speaking of beautiful flowers, we took a day trip on Saturday with our best friends to Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia, PA. If you've never been there before, go! No matter how far away you live, it's worth the trip!
The moment we stepped inside, I had to catch my breath; it was absolutely gorgeous. I didn't want to leave! These shots are from the "Orangery" which is right where you enter.
The Reflection Pool
The "Living Wall"
The Outdoor Fountains
Pretty Flowers...See, I told you I really do have a good camera!
While we were there, Jess commented that she thinks heaven probably looks an awful lot like this...I think she just may be right.
Well, I'm off to enjoy my sweet hand-picked flowers while I do a little cleaning up around here. Hope you all have a day filled with beautiful things!
PS - I'll be linking up the vase idea on these sites: