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White Asiatic Lilies
White & Pink Alstroemeria
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Who Else Has Never Heard Of A Flower Frog?
Recently, while visiting a family friend, I discovered a new love for Flower Frogs. As an avid thrift store enthusiast, I had seen a ton of these little things before, but never put 2 and 2 together to realize they go with flowers! (doh!) Nor had I ever heard them called flower frogs.. I took as many pictures as I could to share with you guys, hope you enjoy..
Early Metal Versions
What is a Flower Frog?
A flower frog is simply something to hold flowers up, either with holes, a grid or a comb of metal. Some were intended to be placed in the bottom of a container to hold tricky stems, others were incredibly ornate vases themselves with holes to insert stems. Flower frogs were made of metal, ceramic, glass, and plastic.
How To Use Flower Frogs
Most people keep different varieties on hand. The spiky ones are good for thin, flimsy stems; ones with holes are suited to the thicker stems of tulips and lilies; and hairpin frogs with wire loops are best for stiff stems and branches.
This is a very decorative ceramic flower frog:
Brief History of Flower Frogs
Flower frogs reached the height of their popularity in the United States during the lavish early 20's, although their use can be traced back to the 16th century.
According to the Flower Frog Gazette, the etymology of the term "frog" has proved more difficult to research than the actual items themselves. The term "frog" as it relates to a holder for flower stems does appear in 1968 in the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, but it is not listed in the Oxford and Chamber's etymological dictionaries. How it came into general use remains a mystery.
Over the years, flower frogs have been referred to by many different names; such as, flower blocks, flower bricks, flower holders, and floral arrangers.
Metal Flower Frog Urn
More Flower Frog Pictures
Not only are flower frogs decorative, they are incredibly functional. Some are an artistic masterpiece in themselves. Flower frogs and flower frog collecting are becoming more and more popular as the trend of vintage chic is in!
Do you own or collect flower frogs? Show us your favorite flower frogs by submitting a picture in the comments below!