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Fresh Fall Flowers In A Beautiful Vintage Ironstone Pitcher

Hello dear friends! Today I just want to share the pretty fall bouquet I put together by arranging some clearance grocery store flowers in a beautiful vintage ironstone pitcher.


Gorgeous antique ironstone pitcher blue transferware cottage style fall garden

Earlier this month I found this amazing antique ironstone blue transferware pitcher for $1.oo at a yard sale. A dollar people! This is why I junk! I had been out junkin’ for treasures to put in my antiques booth, but this one is a keeper!


I picked up a beautiful fall bouquet at Kroger just because it’s fall (and because it was only $4.00!) I had no idea I was going to put it in the pitcher until I got home. Since it was a clearance “woo-hoo” deal, some of the flowers were already wilting, so I just removed those and the little faux green apple. I will find another spot for the apple I am sure!


The pitcher is so beautiful even with it’s perfectly imperfect cracks and crazing. Because it is so old, I didn’t want to fill it with water. Instead I simply put one of my small vases down inside the pitcher.


Then I just arranged the flowers in the vase and added a bit of water.


Beautiful Grocery Store Flowers Fall Arrangements

To give the bouquet a few more days of life I removed all of the dying or wilting flowers. I also cut some sprigs of fresh Rosemary and thyme from my garden and filled in the gaps. The bits of green really “livened” up the arrangement.



I am crazy about how the bouquet looks in the pitcher! I will be so sad when I must toss it out. Earlier this fall I hung my favorite farmhouse Harvest sign in the breakfast nook, but I wanted to add a few more “fallish” touches for October.


Fall Flower Arrangement Blue Transferware Pitcher

The bouquet and little pumpkins add such beautiful seasonal color. I also picked up a couple more of the $5.00 outdoor orange pillows that I shared in my fall porch tour and added them to the window seat.




Fall Flower arrangement with fresh herbs Rosemary and Thyme Fall Flower Arrangement

This year I have been loving how blue is being used in fall decor. I think the pitcher looks so pretty with the orange pumpkins and fall flowers.


Beautiful fall flower arrangment with dahlias, mums, and fresh herbs

The bouquet is so beautiful it is hard for me to believe they are just grocery store flowers “rearranged” and prettied up with the magic of fresh herbs.


Beautiful fall bouquet in vintage pitcher

An added bonus is the fragrance of the fresh cut rosemary and thyme. The smell puts me in the mood for Thanksgiving cooking (and eating!)


Blue Transferware Pitcher 3 pumpkins transferware platter

In my recent post Creative Fall Decorating with Baskets I shared how I styled a pretty hyacinth basket tray on the breakfast nook table. I simply placed a beautiful vintage ironstone platter on top the tray and placed the pitcher of grocery store flowers on top.


I love the design on the platter. I think the colors in the design look so perfect for fall. The three cute little pumpkins were picked from our very own volunteer pumpkin patch that came up from the pumpkins we tossed in the back yard after Thanksgiving last year.



 Beautiful fall flower arrangement. Grocery store flowers

Since the sun was shining and it was a beautiful fall day, I took the bouquet outside and put it on my garden stand to style a pretty vignette with a few small pumpkins and gourds, autumn kale and succulents. Oh the joys of the fall garden!


 gorgeous outdoor fall vignette with fresh grocery store flowers, autumn kale and succulents

In the past I would never buy bouquets from the grocery store unless it was a special occasion, because I always felt like they were too expensive. I don’t know why, but I just never realized that grocery store flowers got marked down on clearance. I will definitely be using more fresh flowers in my home more often now. Every time I see the bouquet it just brings me such joy! I think I am going to be using the pitcher as a vase for quite some time too!



I hate going to the grocery store, but now I have something to look forward to! I am excited about the possibilities of having inexpensive fresh flowers during the fall and winter months. Have you already discovered the joy of clearance grocery store flowers? I love hearing from you dear readers!


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  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    I love buying fresh flowers. It’s one of my favorite stops in the grocery store. Your pitcher is a cutie. I’ve had fun with blue this fall too.

    October 27, 2018 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Sherry

    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    October 29, 2018 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Shelly

    I go to Kroger every Monday morning as this is when they put out the manager special flowers. This week I got two fall bunches of flowers for five dollats! As you mentioned, there is usually one flower or two that may be wilted, but I just pull them out! Once a bunch lasted me for two weeks!!! Usually the roses are not a good choice, but there are many others that will last at least ten days, so I don’t have to buy them every week.

    November 1, 2018 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Snap

    Love your ironstone pitcher with the wonderful fall flowers. Everything is so pretty on your blog, your home and your garden.

    November 2, 2018 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Marilyn

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

    November 4, 2018 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Beautiful arrangement, Amber! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    November 4, 2018 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply Janet

    What a beautiful post Amber. Your photos are gorgeous!! And I am crushing over your pretty arrangement and home decor.

    Rosemary & Thyme

    November 5, 2018 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply Carol

    Amber, I just wanted you to know I featured this post at Share Your Style. Your flowers in the blue and white ironstone pitcher is gorgeous!

    November 7, 2018 at 8:21 pm
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