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Test tube flower vase

test tube vase with rose hips
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My favourite way to display flowers is as single stems in vintage glass bottles. I have built up a little collection over the years but they are getting more and more difficult to find.

So when I saw these simple little vases - with a sturdy concrete base (because the one issue with bottles on a table is people knocking them over) and three test tube vases - I was really taken with them.

They are ideal for single stems - foraged wild flowers like buttercups, cow parsley, forget me nots are ideal. Sear the ends of budding poppies in boiling water for a few seconds and put them into the test tubes to watch the flowers gradually unfurl.

I like to put these little arrangements on windowsills, mantelpieces or down the centre of a table for a special meal.

The one problem with the vase as it arrived was that the curved base of the test tubes made them a bit wobbly and that bothered me as it spoiled the simple lines. We include a small strip of waterproof blu-tac (Oasis fix) which you can put in the holes to keep the tubes steady and straight.

3 removable glass tubes on a simple concrete base.

15.3 x 5.2 x 12 cm

Concrete & Glass, small piece of Oasis fix

Indoor use only

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