June Floral of the Month

June 8th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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One bud is slipped into eack of the bottles to create this indoor field of dasies.
A collection of clear glass soda bottles (my favorite kind) is housed in a spiffed up bottle crate.
After the crate was painted white, lucky # 13 was put on with a vintage stencil.
I just love their pretty little heads popping out of the bottle tops. You will need quite a few flowers for this, so daisies are a good choice as they are inexpensive and tend to have a long life.
The surrounding goodies. I figure if they look at it, theyre bound to eat it. Muych better than chips and dip!
From the side. The handles make shifting from one location to the next a breeze. You know me...Im easily bored!
Four casters, one at each corner also make for easy moving.
For your enjoyment, please take in the view from the front!
The bottles themselves are ab fab. Among my collection are several bottles from Minnesota bottling companies. If you are interested in local memorabilia, put soda bottles on your list of collectables.
These two just make me smile. the Big City is where I want to be.
One bud is slipped into eack of the bottles to create this indoor field of dasies.

One bud is slipped into eack of the bottles to create this indoor field of dasies.

School is out...thank goodness! i think we all need a breather, kids and parents. That means it's time to brighten up the house for the little homebodies.  This is a whimsical floral made for the table or for the island to help present some healthy snacks to your hungry kids. Fruits and veggies never looked or tasted so good!

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Comments (15)

Cocalotta writes:
What a way to display flowers! I love the vintage Coke bottles so this would be perfect for a barbeque, etc.
Thanks for sharing. Posted: 12:00 am on December 14th
DesignCandy writes: Hi! I absolutely flipped for this centerpiece idea. I LOVE how you used individual glass bottles to hold each of the flowers. This is a great summer centerpiece idea. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 11:03 pm on June 16th
frstyfrolk writes: Okey, I am looking for a crate! We have many casters on hand from trying to keep our ottoman rolling and moveable! Great Idea for the Daisies, they are one of my favorite flowers and I DO collect bottles; beer, soda, wine, olive oil, any kind!

It would also be a nice way to root my chocolate and peppermint
I grow, Just pluck off a leaf for your mojoto, or tea and when it roots,you have plants for more, they duplicate all over very fast, so be ready to share it with your friends!

Smiles,Cyndi Posted: 7:24 pm on June 15th
LJamar writes: Love it! In fact, this past summer, when my daughter got married, we used glass bottles that I'd collected and placed sunflowers and gerbera daisies in each as table decorations. We grouped about 7 bottles on each table and used flowers in shades of yellows, oranges and reds. It was pretty and happy!
http://mommystreasures.blogspot.com/2008/07/todays-day.html Posted: 9:29 pm on June 11th
JunkArchitect writes: You know I love old soda crates and bottles. Then you toss in some casters and you have a really great project.

Posted: 9:21 am on June 11th
DownHomeDIY writes: I am loving how everything from the flowers, cups and fruit are all color coordinated. This puts Garanimals color coding system to shame (I am dating myself on that one!)

~MB Posted: 8:53 pm on June 9th
georgiamoon writes: Sue, you know "The Floral of the Month" is one of MY favorite features. They are always so different and every one of them are charming and PERFECT! I still say a calendar of these would be amazing!!!You could do a regular JUNK BEAUTIFUL calendar and one with the JUNK BEAUTIFUL florals...I'd buy them both!Really cool arrangement, Georgia Posted: 12:56 pm on June 9th
CottageElements writes: This turned out so cool! Bright and cheery is what we need for these gloomy rainy days. Ditto on the casters. Something about them just makes everything look better. Looks like this display would be perfect for a summer picnic/party!

Lani Posted: 12:47 pm on June 9th
suewhitney writes: Ah hahaha! I'm with you on that one Candy. Casters do make everything look better. Maybe that's why I have about a thousand in my junk stash?!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:51 am on June 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This post is actually making ME eat healthy snacks! Love the crated bottles! How is it casters make everything look better?

Thanks for the floral - it brightened my day!
Candy Posted: 8:25 am on June 9th
oldnews writes: Stunning! I love the wheels on the crate, that's so cool! Marie Posted: 3:22 am on June 9th
shabbychick writes: Sue...love the fresh vintage look! The bottles are great - and "clearly" perfect for some colorful daisies! Hmmm...vintage stencils - how fun!

Great pics as always!!

Kathy Posted: 9:48 pm on June 8th
fellowjunker writes: My goodness Sue,,,,,,,,you NEVER cease to amaze me!!! This is super adorable. Love everything!!!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 8:39 pm on June 8th
berton718 writes: Sue,
I love this. All the beautiful colors of the flowers against the clear bottles and the box look wonderful. The snacks look good also!! Posted: 5:49 pm on June 8th
treasuresfromtheshed writes: I love the 13 on the box. My daughter and I are both 13 birthdates infact mine is this Sat.We laugh [and love] when it lands on Fri. It's very hard to take an old box with print already on it and paint it so I will have to look for an older one now so I can make this. So cool! Posted: 4:59 pm on June 8th
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