Collecting and Using Flower Frogs
While at a local flea market with some friends, as we always do, we let each other know what items we were searching for so we could all keep a look out for each other’s collection hunts. Vintage clothing was for one, anything fitting for a country kitchen was for another and for me it was flower frogs. Everyone seemed accepting of these items and so we set off it was clear to me quite quickly that my friends had no idea what flower frogs really were when the two of them got excited about a huge green ceramic garden frog statue.
Flower frogs were made primarily in the 1930s through the 1950s (although earlier ones exist) to be used inside shallow containers to keep flowers upright. They are amazing to actually use as the arrangements you can create with only a few flowers instead of filling a vase are endless. These flower frogs went out of fashion when wet and dry oasis foam was invented in the 60s.
I’m not sure what got me started collecting them but once I started I was totally taken with the materials, shapes, sizes and colors that frogs come in. It helps that they are affordable to collect. I also enjoy using my frogs!
They work so well and are way more environmentally friendly compared to the oasis foam! Pick your flowers, stick them in the frogs, and ta-da! You have a lovely flower arrangement and are only using a few flowers – not stuffing a vase!
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