Just What the Doctor Ordered

January 11th, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I did make this to cheer up a good friend in the hospital but, I think it would also make an excellent Valentines Day bouquet. I would call it a Love Sick bouquet.
I used the inside of the cap to make the decorative medallion because I did not want to cover up the words on the top of the cap.
Anyone you know feeling a bit under the weather? Get em a hot water bottle!
This is the top of the cap. One turn seals it!
Stretch the bottle out and make nice folds in the fabric.
Fill the bottle about one third full. This will make it sit nicely.
See what I mean?
This is just one of the props from the photo shoot. I have several of these that are playing havoc with my creative mind. Some day Ill figure out what to use them for. I think this ones reel nice!
Just another view of a fresh floral ala junk.
I did make this to cheer up a good friend in the hospital but, I think it would also make an excellent Valentines Day bouquet. I would call it a Love Sick bouquet.

I did make this to cheer up a good friend in the hospital but, I think it would also make an excellent Valentine's Day bouquet. I would call it a "Love Sick" bouquet.

Make an arrangement for your ailing friend out of treasures fresh off your junk pile and bring a unique floral bouquet sure to get them laughing. 

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Comments (23)

GreenerPastures writes: What a fantastic idea! I'm sure I'll unfortunately have the opportunity to use it soon, as the cold and illness season is nipping at our heals. It will certainly bring a much needed smile to someone. Posted: 3:33 pm on November 25th
SnowmanHill writes: This is soooo cute! I used to work at a flower shop, but didn't have fun junk to work with. I have some of those reels too, laying in my junk piles. I haven't gotten around to using them either. Posted: 5:27 pm on February 9th
eveh writes: How cool! I love using old things to hold boquets. I haven't seen one of these in a long time. I have the old pink rubber type that is flat, but I don't think I could get it to stand up right. Posted: 6:00 pm on February 6th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: I'm with Lani! Ingenious is the word!

Amy Posted: 11:25 pm on January 31st
HopingToJunk writes: Sue,
I just love the red, white and black. It's a perfect combo. And the beautiful but droopy tulips..lovesick bouquet..hysterical. Beautiful and funny at the same time - and who couldn't use a little bit of that any day of the week?
I'll never use a glass vase again...
Krista Posted: 9:17 pm on January 14th
MyPetiteMaison writes: This is darling! I'm off to find my grandma's old hot water bottle and few other necessities! I want one of these bouquets myself.
~Tracie Posted: 6:08 pm on January 14th
georgiamoon writes: Hmmm, I think I would love this at any time...sick or not. I just love the old fabric used on these vintage water bottles, and the cap is adorable! This is a fabulous colorful arrangement that shows you are always thinking outside the "vase". I always love your floral arrangements, they are the BEST!!!geo Posted: 1:03 pm on January 13th
CottageElements writes: Sue, ingenius is the perfect word for this! You are so creative. I've never gotten such a beautiful bouquet in such a clever container. I love the check pattern on it, too. I'm gonna have to keep my eyes out for one of these.

Lani Posted: 11:58 pm on January 12th
suewhitney writes: Kmay,

I'm on my way....you have no idea how much I love to play with flowers! Personally, I think the bedpan would be hysterical...but that's just me. Good luck and have fun on Valentine's Day!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:39 pm on January 12th
kmayflowers writes: OK Sue, we have an opening at the flower shop the week before Valentine's Day. Interested? I just love this so much. I found a bed pan in Granny's attic but it just won't get the same response. And it has to be just the right customer. You have me looking at things in a whole new light. Posted: 9:44 pm on January 12th
QueenofQuanity writes: I think I'm gonna get sick so I can get one of these. It might just be worth it! Thanks for the inspiration Sue.

Over and out,
Queen of Quanity Posted: 9:06 pm on January 12th
LuAnn writes: How cool is this. As a member of the health care (hospital) field I must say these items aren't around much any more. Which is too bad as I could have an unlimited supply! LOL

Great idea and this would make anyone feel much better.

LuAnn Posted: 4:40 pm on January 12th
suewhitney writes: Hi Diane

My sincere apologies. I'm sure you do create wonderful and unique bouquets.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 2:59 pm on January 12th
burningrubber writes: You are brilliant! What an awsome idea! Posted: 2:07 pm on January 12th
trash writes: I'm a florist I don't to run of the mill arrangements I use all kinds of old and new unusal containers Don't hit on the florists all the time. Diane Wildwood Posted: 1:33 pm on January 12th
suewhitney writes: Thanks everyone! Kathy....I think the love sick bouquet is petty funny too. If I were to do it that way I would make a bullseye on the cap and make Cupid's arrow out of an old thermometer..if you can still find them!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:01 pm on January 12th
shabbychick writes: Sue - I bet your friend started feeling better right away after receiving your creative gift. And, the tulips are really wonderful too!

Wow - over 1700 junkers...amazing!


P.S. "Love Sick" bouquet - too cute!! Posted: 11:45 am on January 12th
Meadowview_Farm writes: What a special gift for your friend -- and it is very Valentine-y too! Great colors - so fresh!
Kari Posted: 10:11 am on January 12th
bridiemurphy writes: Way, way too cute! I would like to see the gears in that mind of yours, dear Sue! :)

Posted: 9:46 am on January 12th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, this is just too cute! Who wouldn't want to receive something like this...junker or not? Love this!

Thanks for another cool project, Sue!

Posted: 9:07 am on January 12th
bolmscheid writes: Absolutely love it ... a guaranteed smile-maker!

Brenda Posted: 7:19 am on January 12th
fellowjunker writes: Funny Sue, but I was just emailing a fellow junking friend who had a liver transplant last week prior to opening your post. I just love this and so would she!!!!!!! Now........just to find a vintage hot water bottle in the next week.
xojanis Posted: 9:15 pm on January 11th
Gardenjunky writes:

This is so creative, love it. The water bottle and writing on the top is fantastic. Talk about a cheery bunch of flowers.

Congrats on the DVD and magazine. Watched the DVD this weekend. Loved it. You all did a wonderful job.
Also, congrats on the 1700 plus junkers now on your site.
Amazing what has transpired in a few months time.

Carolyn - Gardenjunky
Posted: 6:58 pm on January 11th
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