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Vintage Flower Frog

Decorating Good Things 2007, Special Issue Fall 2007

Vintage flower frogs will leap at the opportunity to perform new tasks. Here, a mismatched duo does a fine job of organizing a desktop. The stem holes in the ceramic frog enable it to hold pens and pencils. The steel version of a needle mountain is equally helpful in straightening business cards, notes, and photos.

Comments (10)

  • mcdooley 1 May, 2011

    Another useful and creative idea...your on a roll...stay with it!

  • ToriR2 30 Apr, 2011

    I mean on the right, not the left. ;)

  • ToriR2 30 Apr, 2011

    I have 2 green frogs like the one pictured on the left. I use them - surprise! - to hold up flowers in vases. I can't imagine putting them on my desk...those tips are SHARP. :)

  • creatricks 30 Apr, 2011

    I am the antique collector in the family, but my little sister taught me to use the glass frogs to hold make-up brushes on the vanity years ago.

  • pcdew 12 Nov, 2009

    Finally, one thing I thought of that Martha thought of! I am using a clear glass frog for my pens on my desktop now. It does work really well.

  • lovestennis 19 Nov, 2008

    While all these ideas have a great purpose on a desk, the steel version of a flower holder may be dangerous to children touching the needles. The points on these needles are "razor sharp".

  • shelleyj 18 Nov, 2008

    oh I love that idea....I have the one on the left...love those oldies....

  • LISANICHOL 18 Nov, 2008

    YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO USE THE STEEL ONE IF IT IS SOMETHING YOU WILL BE TOUCHING EVERYDAY. MOST HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD IN THEM. THE LAST ONE I BOUGHT WAS FROM MICHAELS AND CAME WITH A LEAD WARNING ON THE BACK

  • Bits57 18 Nov, 2008

    Wow! Why didn't I think of that!

  • TheBeachBum 18 Nov, 2008

    I just bought a Secretary this weekend and oddly enough it doesn't have the little drawers behnd the fold down writing surface....it just has shelves. So this will be a great way to hold a few special writing instruments. I loved the ornate carving on the outside so much I was willing to compromise on not having little drawers inside. It's 8 ft tall and has ample storage drawers and shelves.