via Chez Pim on Flickr

We love this alt-flower arrangement spotted in Remodelista’s post about Sitka & Spruce, a restaurant in Seattle: herbs – here, thyme and rosemary – in a little vase. (A pretty glass would do.) This would be especially great in high summer when herbs are abundant, fragrant and often in flower. We found this nice looking set of three bud vases on Amazon.

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5 replies on “alt flower arrangement: a little vase of herbs

  1. For my daughter’s wedding reception we collected dozens of mismatched 25 cent bud vase from the thrift stores. They were beautiful with wholesale flowers…the kind with tall stems with many tiny white and yellow blossoms. The guests took them home.

  2. I have, for the last few months, been keeping a stoneware jar of fresh Italian parsley on the kitchen countertop. I think it last just as well as if it were in the fridge, and I find myself using it all the time since it’s right THERE. And, of course, particularly cheering during these blizzardy months – almost as good as fresh flowers.

  3. That’s a really good idea. So herbs as USEFUL and visually pleasing flower arrangement…

  4. REALLY great solution to a wedding conundrum. Thanks!

  5. I use fresh basil and mint (I grow in posts). Aroma is great. Mint becomes a low-growing centerpiece and the basil is taller. Instantly available and using nice pots for planting, now arranging needed. Stems of each are also nice in vases in guest rooms and around house.

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