Spread out one bouquet of flowers in five thrifted vases #Plants & Gardening#flowers#great-ideas#thrifting September 25 | Stephanie Kaloi I'm one of those people who are rabid about all things thrifting — sometimes I find myself perusing stock at my local Goodwill two or three times a week. I've lately become infatuated with vases, but since flowers can get pricey I couldn't justify purchasing a ton of vases just to have them sit around empty half the time. It occurred to me that I could spread one or two bouquets out over the collection, and this window has started looking a lot better ever since. I picked up a bouquet or two from the grocery store, five vases (varied from $.99 to $1.99), and voilà: happy window times! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I am the former editor of Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Folk music for kids by Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, and more NEXT Infants Abroad: tips for taking your baby to Europe Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] I just did something very similar the Saturday before last, with a $5 bunch of farmer's market flowers and four thin vases. It was great, because it was like I left a little present for myself all over in places I normally don't put flowers. I'd go into the bathroom and be all, *gasp* "flowers, for me? You shouldn't have." It's amazing how one single flower in an unexpected location can brighten things up. 7 agree Reply My mum does this for every holiday – she uses the tiny heinz ketchup bottles, labels removed – like you see at .. hotels and stuff, you know? And then buys one bouquet and spreads them out so everyone has a mini bouquet at his or her place setting. It's so cute. 1 agrees Reply I do something similar, but as I work in a lab that got rid of a lot of old glassware a few years ago my flowers are kept in re-purposed distillation equipment. It certainly raises a smile with guests. 2 agree Reply PICTURES!!!! 6 agree Reply We're in the middle of buying a house at the moment, but when the chaos is over and the dust settles I promise to take pictures. 1 agrees Reply Thanks to my friends' pottery habits, I have a bunch of great ceramic vases that I fill with flowers around the house. Your shelf looks gorgeous with those glass vases! Reply I do the same on a windowsill with flowers from my garden and leftover spice/oil/Chambord bottles. Makes me smile very time that I walk into the kitchen. Reply I did that for our wedding and it translated amazingly into our apartment. Happy flowers in every corner! Reply I do this with decorative liquor bottles all grouped together with an inexpensive grocery store bunch of flowers. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.