This is a frog in a flower.
These are flower frogs.
Note the differences. ◕‿◕
I’ve begun collecting flower frogs. (My mother, on the other hand, collects the amphibian sort in her bathroom on the farm—a whole other story.)
Vintage flower frogs are made of metal or pottery. They were originally used for flower arranging (very Ikebana). The frog holds the stems of flowers upright. Placed inside a shallow bowl filled with water (like a frog?), the flowers stay fresh and stand at attention. I put mine in a little creamer for demo purposes. Pretty cute I think, even though the picture didn’t turn out so great.
Flower frogs have become quite collectible (pricey), so if I can find an inexpensive one, I snag it. But instead of using them for flower arranging, I prefer to use them for displaying photographs.
The last few weeks I’ve been decluttering our house, preparing to sell it, preparing to move. The last thing I should be doing is buying something else to tote to our new house. Right?
Yet I was the highest (only) Ebay bidder on two new frogs. Less than five dollars, I couldn’t resist. They needed a new home, and luckily they will be easy to pack.
I love love love this simple clean look. I can easily change out the photos, and there are no frames to collect dust.
The sharp pins hold the pictures in place. I especially like antique frogs with black and white photos.
Tell me, what do you collect?
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“The subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.”
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Barbara Tate says
What a clever idea. Love it. Wasn’t Thomas a cutie?
Dust! LOL That is what I seem to be collecting these days. I used to collect vintage tins but they collected too much dust. I’m out of the collecting phase now. Love your idea though.
Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says
Very neat idea.
Okay, I have never heard of these but how cool!! I love that you’re displaying pictures instead of flowers, very creative.