Whenever I come across miniature vases in my travels, I can't resist the urge to bring them home because I can just picture them filled with tiny blossoms from the garden. And when fresh flowers are harder to come by, I fill them with my hand crafted, diminutive button bouquets. I'd like to share a few with you today. Some are from my Etsy shop and a couple are part of my personal collection.
This cute faux wicker pitcher and it's five cluster bouquet is for sale in my Etsy shop here.
Sometimes the vase is so small, I can only fit a single blossom inside, like the one resting in the (sold) cast iron Scottie below.
It's fun to make the bouquet match the vase, like the burgundy and gold cluster in this Shawnee Pottery piece in my Etsy shop here.
When this kitschy kitty and its matching bouquet sold on Etsy, it was sent off to its new home in Australia.
Talk about tiny! Below, the miniature porcelain vase with its three cluster bouquet measures under three inches tall. You can find it in my Etsy shop here.
Another tiny porcelain piece --- it's a little pitcher with a five cluster bouquet that sold a while back.
This Shawnee Pottery bud vase is also for sale in my Etsy shop. It's shaped like a small cornucopia and is paired with a matching button bouquet in cheerful shades of yellow and orange.
How cute is this (sold) tiny porcelain puppy! Made in occupied Japan, he probably was once a toothpick holder.
Pretty in pink, this small Art Deco vase sold on Etsy just recently. It came with a matching nine blossom bouquet in red, pink and white.
And here are two miniature vases from my personal collection. Both the hand vase and the Shawnee miniature watering can are only big enough for a single blossom. Aren't they sweet?
Tiny pieces like these are a fun accent within a larger grouping of objects. They beckon you closer and are sure to make you smile. So the next time you stop at the flea market or thrift store, be on the lookout for little vases. And if you'd like to try your hand at making a button bouquet, click here to view my tutorial.