One day, when Larry and I went to antique stores looking to find things for our dining room and kitchen, I picked up this thing that looked like hairpins sticking out of a base. I asked what it was, and was told it was a flower frog, for holding flowers in an arrangement in a vase. I said, "I grow flowers, I should get this." I don't remember when I started looking around for more, but for my birthday, Larry bought me a book called, "Flower Frogs for Collectors" by Bonnie Bull, published in 2001. I found out flower frogs come in many different sizes and shapes, and are made from a variety of materials. I didn't find many locally, but when I checked Ebay, I became quite hooked. I am happy to say I am no longer addicted to Ebay, but for several years, I would look at the list of flower frogs where the auctions were going to be over in the next day or two, then look at the newly listed ones until I got to where I had left off the day before.
I am planning on dusting soon, and considered doing that before taking the pics for this post, but decided if I did that, I wouldn't have time to take the pics tonight, and I seem to be in a toot to post this. I left out the pics that showed the most dust, so my whole collection will not be on display. ;o)
So, here's my first flower frog:
Here are some more that are in the dining room. I like old pictures of flowers, too.
Here is the living room:
If you have any collections, I'd love to see them. I don't know if I want to start a meme, but you can let people know in a comment here if you post any collections on your blog, and if you want me to try to use a Mr. Linky dealy.