When my hectic traveling schedule allows for me to be home for a longer stretch (lately I’m lucky to get more than a week!), there’s one thing I love to add to my environment to make me feel totally at home: fresh flowers. There’s nothing quite like freshly cut bouquets in chic vases to add a final touch to any room. I’m almost done with renovations on my home and it got me thinking about all things decor. I remembered a cute floral arrangement I had seen in Bright Lights Paris, an adorable guide on living the Parisian lifestyle by my good friend Angie Niles.
I love the idea of using these cute vintage-looking Bon Maman jars and tall, skinny French lemonade bottles as vases. They can easily be found at your local grocery store, too! Once you enjoy their yummy contents (the wild blueberries from Bon Maman and sparkling blood orange soda from Lorina are highly recommended), give them a good washing and voila! Instant vases. In her book Angie uses pink lemonade bottles but I went for the classic yellow lemonade and blood orange to stick to warmer, winter colors. I updated the look with more neutral flowers and greens – try green hydrangeas, eucalyptus, and a mixture of other white flowers. To make it even easier, you can even buy a pre-made bouquet from the flower shop, deconstruct it at home and rearrange the flowers into your new vases any way you like. Get creative! Once you pick a color family it’s just a matter of trimming them to the right size. Make sure to keep the stems nice and long for the tall bottles for an elegant look.