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  • Decorating Wisely: MOVING IS…

    By Glenda Wise

    Good morning all! Thanks for sticking around during my hiatus. We have been on vacation and many…

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  • Tuesday Lunch at the Museum…

    Tuesday Lunch at the Museum August 20, 2019

    11 AM—1 PM (or until food is gone)

    Chicken Salad Sandwiches,…

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  • Wild Turtles are Not Pet…

    (STILLWATER, Oklahoma) — From mid-July through September, thousands of people visit Oklahoma’s lakes, rivers and…

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  • EOMC Welcomes new Physician…

    Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is proud to announce that Hal H. Robbins, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. with Oklahoma State…

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  • WIC Program Now Taking…

    Press release

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has launched an online appointment application for the…

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  • EOMC offering Childbirth class

    EOMC offering Childbirth class

    Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau is offering a Childbirth class on August…

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  • For the Children: “Back to…

    By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman

    As we prepare for the end of summer vacation for many…

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  • Applications Now Open for the…

    Press release

    An important contributor to improving the health of Oklahomans is providing opportunities to make…

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  • Legislature Announces…

    Bi-partisan, Bi-Cameral Working Group Will Meet This Summer

    OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate…

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  • Dr. Edd Rhoades Chief Medical Officer Oklahoma State Department of Health

    OSDH Chief Medical Officer…

    Press release

    Dr. Edd Rhoades, Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Chief Medical Officer has announced his…

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  • Lunch and Learn set for…

    The Poteau Chamber of Commerce is hosting Lunch and Learn on Friday August 9, 2019 at the Donald W Reynolds Center.

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  • AAIC® 2019 Highlights New…

    Press release from the Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter

    International Conference Also Included Expert…

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  • Public Input Sought for State…

    Press release

    The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is once again seeking input from private and public…

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  • EOMC offering Alzheimer’s…

    We all know someone that has been impacted by Alzheimer’s. It is a terrible disease, and sometimes, you need to know…

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  • Summer Nutrition Programs are…

    By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman

    It should go without saying, but every Oklahoma child should…

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Decorating Wisely: Favorite Vases Featured

Written by  Friday, 31 May 2019 23:30
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By Glenda Wise

 

The other day I got an email from a company selling vases. The subject line was, “Our 10 Favorite Vases.” Of course, they were hoping that I would purchase one of those 10 favorite vases, but it really only led to the question, “What are my 10 favorite vases?” This question had to go back to my 10 favorite vases around the house, since I’ve sworn off buying anything unnecessary for this year. Here are my top vases and/or flower containers around my house:


1. Bud vases are a perfect way to create a simple centerpiece. All you need to do is group a few together, pop a bloom in each and place them in the center of your table.


2. Repurposed candle jars make great containers for roundy-moundy type arrangements because the mouth of the jar is usually wide. Roses and carnations are a good flower choice for low-mounded arrangements. Group a few blooms in your hand and snip the stems keeping them short to just come over the top of the jar.


3. Glass drinking glasses also make nice floral containers. You can either create the roundy-moundy or you can make the arrangement a little taller with greenery and flowers.


4. Wine glasses are another fun floral container and mix well with other vases.


5. Mason jars are another go-to. I automatically think of a summer picnic with a few sunflower blooms.


6. Teacups filled with a few blooms make a fun table setting.


7. Wine bottles are so pretty; it is hard for me to throw them away. I just put them in the dishwasher and most of the time if I get them out while the label is still damp it comes off with little effort.
8. I save old flower vases from professional arrangements. They are perfect for creating taller fuller arrangements.


9. Small bowls are a good way to create arrangements with flower heads. Add a little water and pop the flower head in for an instant floating centerpiece.


10. Anything unusual around the house is always fun to give an unexpected use like holding flowers. As long as it is watertight, give it a try!


I’ll close with this to ponder...Would you consider the following situation a necessary purchase or not? One of the drawer knobs of our chest of drawers is stripped out, so it comes off if we pull on it too hard. Donnie and I were discussing buying new hardware, but I’m not sure that this technically constitutes “a necessary purchase” since the drawer still works.

 

Here is the dilemma, Donnie was in a hurry and pulled on it too hard and somehow the whole drawer fell out and in order to save the cat from being hit, he stuck his foot out and you know how that ended..a hurt foot. On the one hand, it feels unnecessary, but on the other, it feels necessary to avoid breaking the cat’s back or Donnie’s foot.

 

What are your thoughts?

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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