You know by now that I am "vase crazy." Anything that holds water is fair game for flowers - and why not? A flower arrangement can spark a conversation as well as anything, and I think the ability to take the moment beyond reciting the flower variety is gold.
(But for the record: David Austin English Rose "Abraham Darby"; Trailing Verbena "Lanai Peach", Stock "Vintage Mix")
Sometimes the "story" of your unusual vase can be particularly compelling. This treasure was originally a jar of raspberry jam from one of my favorite places in Paris, the restaurant and patisserie Laduree.
When the last sticky drop of jam was consumed, I washed out the jar and covered the outside with contact paper to protect the label. It has been two years now and the vase looks as good as the day I covered it. So the message of this post is two-fold.
1) Use unusual containers to enhance a simple bouquet.
2) Buy jars of honey or jam on vacation and let the memory of your trip live on.