Saturday, May 2, 2009

Not quite Ikebana

D-bros and Ikea


Little milk-bottle-like vases

Hanging jars (from capers) in my garden

My d-bros vases and a few bottles from my collection

Pretty multi-coloured glass vases

Milk bottle and a juice bottle I collected from Japan (table cloth from Newspaper Taxi)

It's not quite Ikebana but as soon as I get a bunch of flowers home I love to arrange them into a collection of little individual vases at varying heights. Don't you think they look so pretty that way? I usually put a selection on my dining table, one by our bedside tables, one by my work space and one tiny individual stem in the bathroom.

I use a collection of vessels such as a few mini milk bottles my mum gave me and some small jam / capers/ juice / mineral water bottles  that I have been collecting over the years.  But my favourite are these flat pack vases from Japanese brand d-bros (available from dedece plus in Australia) but Ikea have some cheap and cheerful alternatives.

Pretty hanging jars and bottles at a function


  1. Oh I DO like the hanging ones a lot!

    Hello Sandwich!

    My internet has been down all week and now it's up up up and I can comment comment comment! Ah, pure bliss!

    I hope you are well, lovely girl - and I hope your Sunday is Autumn perfect...!

    xx hugs 2 you

  2. Hello Pip!
    YAY! So happy you are back with internet! yay!
    I have missed you!
    I am well indeed! Thank you love - hope you are well and staying warm too! Have the most divine Sunday and look forward to more colourful granny squares! I have also sent you a little email too.

    Love love
    Hello Sandwich

    In this vein, I thought I would share the work of Susan Clark.

  4. ahh i love those green plants hanging from those little jars!! so new

  5. Thanks Rebecca - her work is delightful!

    Hello Make it Easy! I love them too! You could do it in your super nice apartment maybe?!

    Love love
    Hello Sandwich

  6. d-bros vases and their products are great!!! i also love their calender!!!