There's no doubt that flowers are a great addition to any room in the house. From a single flower in an apothecary jar on your bedside table to a perfectly arranged fishbowl of roses on the dining room table, fresh flowers are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.You may have any number of vessels in the cupboard gathering dust yet when it comes to choosing the perfect container for a bunch of flowers you either stick them in a jug or fashion a jam jar or milk bottle into a recycled glass vase. Our range of handmade fair trade ceramic vases are the perfect addition to your ethical house decorations and look beautiful with or without flowers. Or you could choose striking recycled aluminium for a contemporary look with an ethical twist.
Beautiful Flowers in Every Room
Gorgeous flowers in every room. Yes, please!! Dining tables, bedroom cabinets, console tables, coffee tables in the living room, a sideboard in the hall. Any home decor can be improved with the scent and sight of fresh flowers. Whether they are spring flowers you have picked on a walk in the woods or a gorgeous bouquet for a special occasion. A beautiful hand blown glass bowl or collection of recycled jars also make lovely home accessories without the flowers and we think our range make gorgeous pieces of art in their own right.
Although buying flowers from the supermarket might not great in ethical terms you can now often pick up fair trade roses and there are loads of amazing British flower farms, several of which have online stores so there's no reason you can't still enjoy beautiful fresh flowers and give them as gifts.
Once you have your gorgeous bunch of flowers though showing it off is another matter. If you're not a natural flower arranger then choosing the right vessel can go a long way to making your bouquet look it's best.
Choosing the right vessel:
Choosing the right size certainly makes a difference. Generally, you dont want the stems to be more than a maximum of twice the height of your container.
The shape is also important. A trumpet shape is great for structured displays and big flowers such as hydrangeas but your average bunch of flowers will just spread out all over the place and would much prefer a narrow neck to give structure and support.
Choose a container that matches the look you are going for. A wildflower bouquet or sweet peas fresh from the garden will kool perfect spilling out of a ceramic jug or old milk bottle. Whereas a modern minimalist home might better suit a square shape or even succulents in a glass terrarium.
The graduated colour glass bottle is the perfect small glass bottle to display a single bud or small posy of wildflowers and looks lovely as part of a collection of little bottles and jars as a table centrepiece. These little bottles make great little Ã¢€Ëœgift for her gifts when you dont want to buy chocolates or bath products and the neutral colours mean they work well with any decor. And, there's also a matching candle holder.
The ceramic vases are all handmade and drip glazed for a modern two-tone effect. The Ellingen is perfect for big round blooms or they make great planters for orchids or other houseplants for a longer lasting floral display. Although the short height isnt suitable for all flowers these work well on a coffee table or as a dining table centrepiece where you want to be able to see over the flowers.
For taller displays the Olney, with it's eye-catching orange glaze looks stunning filled with gladioli and will brighten up any mantlepiece or sideboard while the Elemesre has a small opening making it ideal for a few twigs loaded with spring blossom or bare and ready to decorate with fairy lights or some of our fair trade Christmas decorations.
The recycled aluminium vase is super versatile and a great addition to any collection. The narrow neck allows the stems to spread out whilst holding them at the top making flower arranging a breeze and the colour works particularly well with either white or vibrant jewel colour flowers for a really striking display.
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