Tuesday, September 12, 2017

What in the World is a Flower Frog?

The main character of my latest release, The Bachelor's Unexpected Family, is a woman who loves flowers—like me—and dreams of becoming a florist—not like me, although I once was a florist in a play.

This character led me to remember my grandmother's flower frogs. Some of them I still have.  But many people have never heard of a flower frog.

A flower frog is a device used to help hold and arrange flowers. Floral frogs are still used, but were in their heyday during the 1920s, 1930s and World War Two era. I adore all things Art Deco. This particular book, although a contemporary romance, has a strong World War Two historical element.



Here are some of my favorite flower frog examples—
 

Do you own a flower frog? Did your grandmother? Have you ever used one for flower arrangements?

8 comments:

  1. These are lovely, Lisa. My mom has a plain one with the brass spikes, but there aren't any in my house. Hmm. Maybe I should check out the antique shops.

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  2. I think that's a good idea, Christine. Although any excuse is a good reason for a little retail therapy. Especially antiquing. :)

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  3. Both my mother and grandmother had flower frogs, but I haven't thought of those things in years. I have no idea what happened to them. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. Thanks for the lesson, Lisa. I never knew!

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  5. Thanks for joining the conversation, Leigh.

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  6. I'm still not sure what a flower frog is. From the first picture, I thought it was spikes that keep the flowers still. But, how is the statue of the girl a flower frog. Inquiring minds want to know.
    My favorite aunt had a flower garden. I wish I'd paid more attention.

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  7. Hi Lisa, I had no idea those things were called flower frogs. I think I've had some cheap ones that came in an arrangement of flowers, but I've never used them myself. Thanks for teaching me something new.

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