I love to use vintage flower frogs when arranging flowers. Using these glass frogs is more eco-friendly than the weird green florist foam, and easier to handle than scrunched up chicken wire – it is a win-win situation.
I find the vintage glass frogs in local brocantes, and buy all different sizes, because each size works in different situations. The smaller ones are great for sprinkling down a table center, while the larger frogs can sit inside a wide vase or bowl and hold stems in place effortlessly.
If you use the frogs placed directly on a tabletop, be sure not to overfill with water, otherwise it will overflow. Alternatively, place each frog on a small saucer . Here is France these frogs were traditionally made from heavy glass in the town of Reims, out in Champagne. Their size is generally given in terms of ‘holes’. This is generally 7, 9 or 13 holes for the round frogs, and more for the oval frogs.