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Growing stem / bud bubble vase collection

My stem/bud bubble vase collection has been growing recently. I only collect clear stem vases apart from one particular design which is a teardrop design. I find it fascinating how many shapes and sizes and colour variations the vases come in. As you call tell, I’m trying to collect all colours. Purples seem to be the rarest colour.

I moved house earlier this year, I don’t have anywhere to put them yet, so thought I would pull them out of their moving boxes and see how many I have. Next year I will hopefully design some shelfs especially for the vases.

New Window Shelf for Bubble Stem Bud Vases

As my Bubble Stem/Bud Vase collection has recently expanded, my husband suggested getting a window shelf. I wasn’t sure at first as I hadn’t seen one before. I did some research on the internet and found one or two example which you can see at the bottom of this post.

We decided to buy a bespoke made one from Cheadle Glass in Greater Manchester for less than Ā£50. There was a few hitches with the order but we picked it up today and my husband fitted it. I love it – it shows on my stem vases beautifully – so a great gift from my husband šŸ™‚

Here is my window shelf and my Stem Vase Collection.

Some other Window Shelf ideas I found on the internet:

Single flower stems, Stem Vases and test tubes

I love single stem flowers and before my wedding I investigatedĀ loads of options. I came across green vintage bottles, single stem bud vases, bubble vases and test tube racks.

Being a scientist, the test tubes rack appealed to me šŸ™‚

I also started collecting stem bud bubble vases which you can see from my previous post here:


What’s your favourite way to display your flowers?

Bud / Stem Bubble vase collection increasing!

I bought my first Bubble Stem / Bud vase in 2011 when I was looking for ideas for my wedding table decorations. I liked the idea of having 1 big high-impact flower per vase and bought a few bubble stem/bud vases. In the end I used old vintage green bottles in the picture below.
Stem Vases

After the wedding I still loved the bubble Stem / Bud vases so carried on buying them. I believe they originate from the 60’s/70’s. I have found a few in charity shops, but most of them I have bought of ebay. I now have over 70 vases.