Thursday, January 14, 2010


This year, for Christmas, I received a little flower vase from my grandmother, Viola. The story goes that they had this vase on their family farm in New Sweden, Texas and that it belonged to my grandmother's mother and then her sister, Ethelia. After Ethelia's passing, my grandmother got it.

I have received quite a few little heirlooms from my grandmother and they all mean the world to me. I made a promise to myself to keep it in my studio full of flowers so that I can enjoy my heirloom and the happiness of fresh flowers every week.

We often live such hurried and frantic lives that I want to stop to see and smell the flowers. My little heirloom will help me do just that.

It's design is interesting and in all my antiqueing and estate sale adventures I have never seen a vase like this. Certainly, they don't make them anymore in this design. It is a fluted bowl, that has a lid with holes where you thread the flowers through. It makes flower arranging simple and lovely. I am throuroughly enjoying the results of my gift and my labor.

Thank you Mema.


  1. what a treasure!!! i'm so challenged at flower arranging... something like this would definitely help. your arrangements are beautiful! :o)

  2. I know... I am so blessed to have received this gift. To me, these are the most prized things you can ever own.