Arranging Flowers with Teco Art Pottery: A Giveaway

This post is sponsored by PrairieMod but all opinions are my own.  

I feel like I’ve found a little treasure in my own backyard. My treasure combines a bit of local history with beautiful artistry. I’m talking about Teco Art Pottery by PrairieMod. This contemporary art pottery is a perfect complement for arranging flowers into pretty bouquets.

You might remember this cheerful zinnia arrangement from my recent family room post. The flowers are tucked inside the Roman Vase from the Teco Art Pottery collection.

Zinnia Bouquet in Teco Art Pottery Roman Vase


“Teco” art pottery is an abbreviation of Terra Cotta, which was produced from 1899 through the 1920’s. The location of its production is less than 30 minutes from my house in Terra Cotta, Illinois. I love the history of this pottery and have three pieces to share with you today. But what’s even better … you can enter to win one of these vases for yourself!

From left to right is the Roman Vase, the Prairie Vase, and the Orb Vase. I love them equally with or without flowers.

Teco Art Pottery from PrairieMod


Let’s start with the classic Roman Vase. I love the feel of it in my hands. It’s solid and smooth and wears the most beautiful shade of green. The opening is just the right size to fit one of the flower arranging pieces that you can add to mason jars. The little squares help to keep flowers in place.

Tips for Arranging Flowers


An important tip when arranging flowers is to remove any foliage below the water line. Otherwise the greenery starts to decay in the water and makes it smell a little funky. You also want to make sure you cut the bottom of the stem off at a slight angle so the flower can readily soak up the water.

Flower Arranging Tips for Beautiful Bouquets


I don’t follow any hard and fast rules when it comes to arranging flowers. Arranging flowers is as simple as choosing a color scheme, cutting a few stems, and then placing flowers in the vase. I think it’s easiest if you start with the biggest flowers or the tallest flowers first. Make sure you vary the height of your stems. Here’s my Roman Vase arrangement about halfway done. I’ve included a mix of fall flowers, berries, and foliage.

Arranging Flowers with Teco Art Pottery


Keep adding stems, eyeing the bouquet as you continue working. It doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, I prefer a bit of a messy flower arrangement over the perfectly coiffed bouquets you see in the store. Sometimes I like the flowers to look like you just picked them fresh from a field and tucked them right into the vase.

Flower Arranging Tips for Fall Bouquets


For the Prairie Vase, I opted for a simpler red theme. This vase is more narrow than the Roman Vase so I didn’t use as many stems.

Prairie Vase with Red Flower Arrangement


Aren’t the little red berries exquisite?  I found these at the grocery store but if you have branches of them in your yard, save the money and cut your own. My Burning Bushes get tiny berries but they’re not out yet and the branches haven’t turned red yet.

Fall Berries for Arranging Flowers


Arranging flowers with berries and sprays like this would be pretty at Christmas, too.

Arranging Flowers with Red Berries


To complete the look of my little vignette with the Prairie Vase, I included vintage red books, a white ironstone creamer, and a white bumpy gourd.

Simple Fall Vignette in Red and White


And finally … the Orb Vase. I created two flower arrangements in this piece. The first is a simple bouquet of hydrangeas from my bush in the backyard. That bush was taking on a life of its own, reminiscent of Little Shop of Horrors. I finally pruned it back a bit now that the blooms are fading.

Teco Art Pottery - the Orb Vase


Because of the round shape of the Orb Vase, I felt a mounded arrangement of white mums, snap dragons, and creamy zinnias would balance the orb shape. Although … I think a tabletop Christmas tree will look really cute in this vase during the holidays.

Orb Vase from the Teco Art Pottery Collection


PrairieMod is generously offering one of these three vases to a lucky reader. To enter to win your own Teco Art Pottery vase, simply leave a comment below letting me know which of the three vases you would choose: The Roman Vase, the Prairie Vase, or the Orb Vase (left to right). The winner will be announced next Monday, September 19th.

Trio of Teco Art Pottery Vases

Be sure to visit PrairieMod to see their entire collection of pottery and home decor. The pottery is really quite spectacular and I think the Rocket Vase is next on my list.

The Giveaway is Now Closed. Norma V is the lucky winner!  Thanks to all who entered!


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  1. The Roman Vase

  2. PrairieMod they are all beautiful. My favorite is the Prairie vase. Can’t wait to touch it.

  3. PrairieMod. I visited your website….beautiful designs. My favorite is the Prairie vase. I can’t wait to touch it.

  4. They are beautiful pieces and a beautiful color. I especially like the orb vase and would love to see it decked out for Christmas.

  5. Wow! These are very pretty. They remind me of some of the Roseville pottery I have. I would choose either the Roman or Orb style. I’m also curious where you found the inserts for arranging flowers in Mason jars. Have a good week, Jennifer! Looking forward to your next post.

  6. Jeanne Lawson says:

    The flowers from my new Pinky Winky hydrangea bush would look beautiful in the Orb. It will probably go on my fireplace mantel. Thanks for sharing the flower arranging tips, too.

  7. Fabulous vases! The Roman Vase would work best for me!

  8. LINDA STRALEY says:

    Especially drawn to the Prairie vase. Glad to know about PrairieMod.

  9. They are all lovely but the Roman Vase seems most versatile. But where does one find the wire flower-arranging piece that fits this vase and mason jars?

  10. I LOOOOOVE the orb vase!

  11. I love the Roman vase.

  12. I love the Roman vase! Plus sunflowers are my favorite. I didn’t think ever to remove the foliage before putting it in the vase. That’s a good tip!

  13. Frances Batson says:

    Love the roman vase. Color s great and it looks
    To have a great texture. Had to learn about these.

  14. So pretty! The vases are a beautiful color I thinking my favorite is the Roman Vase 😉

  15. It would be very hard for me to chose between the three because they are all gorgeous however, I think I would go with the Roman! Thank you so much for the chance!

  16. Love them all but the Roman vase really caught my eye. What a pretty color!

  17. Ohhh These are all so pretty – both the shape and color! I think I would like the Roman vase. Thanks!

  18. Love the mat finish to these vases. If I won this giveaway, I would select the Orb, it is perfect.
    BTW, thanks for this giveaway????

  19. Dana Sharbrough says:

    Ohhh They are all so pretty – both design and color. I think I would like to have the Roman vase. Thanks!

  20. Brenda Morrill says:

    Love your blog, and your flower arrangements are really nice. I especially love the zinnias, and would choose the Roman vase, as my garden is awash in zinnias right now. Thanks.

  21. I love the Roman vase, but they all are pretty.

  22. Laurie Carroll says:

    Hard to decide–I love the Prairie Vase the most.

  23. Ronny Kosempel says:

    I could not begin to choose! I would have to let someone else pick, and be surprised!

  24. They are all pretty but I like the Orb vase.

  25. These are beautiful – I especially like the orb.

  26. All three of them are beautiful – and such a lovely color. My favorite is the Orb vase…I just love how the flowers look in this one. Thank you for the chance to enter, Jennifer. 🙂

  27. Such gorgeous vases and the color is my favorite! The Prairie vase would be my choice.

  28. Muriel Storrie says:

    Orb vase

  29. The Roman Vase in White would be awesome!

  30. Thank you SO MUCH for the link to the flower frog inserts! I had no idea they existed and have been using balled-up chicken wire.

    I would dearly love the Roman Vase!

  31. I love them all but particularly the Roman or the orb.

  32. Sandra McFadden says:

    If I had a choice , I would chose the Orb Vase!

  33. I love the Orb Vase – very nice design

  34. Bretta Kirby says:

    PrairieMod is just beautiful. I’m in LOVE with this collection. It’s hard for me to make a decision. SURPRISE ME!! ; ))
    Thank you, Bretta

  35. Bretta Kirby says:

    I’m in LOVE with Teco Art Pottery collection. It’s hard for me to make a decision. SURPRISE ME!! ; ))
    Thank you, Bretta

  36. Megan Gilbert says:

    As a lover of all things Prairie AND Mod, these are a dream!!! Your arrangements look so darling in the Orb vase, but I would have to choose the classic Prairie vase if I were to win! It would look amazing on my mission-style entry table. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂 I just discovered this company and found your giveaway… Double score!

  37. Ronald Jones says:


  38. The Roman vase is my very most favorite…I can already see it in my kitchen!. Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Jessica miller says:

    I love the roman vase.

  40. It’s hard to choose, I live all three. But maybe I’d choose the orb. Thanks for sharing these beauties!

  41. Love the roman vase ????

  42. Love the roman vase

  43. I would choose the Prairie Vase.

  44. Hollie Jahnke says:

    I love the Roman Vase.

  45. JANICE MURPHY says:

    I love them all myself but if I had to chose I like Roman Vase the best please and thank you , Thank you for the chance to a win wonderful gift

  46. Chris Sarros says:

    They’re all beautiful and I love your blog. Enter me for the Roman vase, please.

  47. Lovely arrangements! If I had to choose, I’d pick The Roman.

  48. I would choose the Roman Vase! Love it!

  49. Jamie Martin says:

    OMFG, the Orb – perfect color.

  50. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    I would choose the Orb Vase although, they are all 3 beautiful! Thanks!

  51. Lisa Vanhook says:

    They are all beautiful but if I had to choose it would be the Prairie Vase…:)

  52. I would love to have all 3. I love the color and they would fit nicely with my décor. I like the Orb vase the most. I think I would use that one the most out of all 3.

  53. I like the Roman Vase the best but all of them are so very pretty. Thank you for the giveaway.

  54. I love them all, and my favorite is the Orb Vase
    Thank You for the chance

  55. I love the orb vase -they are all so nice! thanks for the chance.

  56. Darlene Owen says:

    My favorite is the Orb vase

  57. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    These are beautiful! There is just nothing like fresh flowers to waken a room. I love the Orb Vase.

  58. I like the Orb Vase the best.

  59. I would pick the Roman Vase. Great color and design.

  60. I Love the The Roman Vase

  61. So hard to pick I think it would be the prairie one for me.

  62. These are all lovely and so graceful looking. My very favorite is the Roman Vase.

  63. I love the Orb Vase. I think it would ebe beautiful with some of the flowers from my garden.

  64. Barbara Johnson says:

    I like them all!!

  65. I love the Roman vase! It would be perfect in our house!

  66. The beautiful orb vase!

  67. All of the vases are simply beautiful pieces of art. I would choose the Roman Vase in the Teco Green color – its simple unique lines are classic – beautiful piece. PrairieMod has some very beautiful pieces.

  68. oh.. the roman, and the color of all three is lovely

  69. I think the Roman is the most versatile, but love them all!

  70. Wow I love these. Such a prefect color. The Roman is my favorite.
    Thank you.

  71. Donna Cheatle says:

    I really love all of them, but the Orb is my first choice.

  72. They’re all beautiful! I’ll go with the Prairie 🙂

  73. I love the Roman Vase! Thanks so much!

  74. I like the Orb Vase the most. I have a cactus that would look so cute in it.

  75. I like the Roman vase

  76. I would select the ORb

  77. Terry Stevens says:

    I love all of these but would choose the Orb Vase first. I just moved and all of my vases have gone missing which is still a mystery.

  78. They are all very beautiful, but if I have to choose just one it will be a Roman Vase

  79. Jenny Scheldberg says:

    I really like the Roman design. Love the color too!

  80. elizabeth miller says:

    These are beautiful. The color of them matches my kitchen perfectly. I really love the Orb.

  81. the orb vase is so unique love to win this

  82. Michelle StPierre says:

    I love the prairie vase, although they are all beautiful.

  83. I like the Orb vase!!!

  84. Jennifer Finn says:

    I love the rome vase

  85. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    The orb vase.

  86. I LOVE the Prairie vase! Thanks so much for the chance to win one of these vases.

  87. I love them all. But I really like the Roman Vase. I think this would look great in my living room.

  88. Leah Shumack says:

    I like the look of the Orb Vase! I would love to have that one because I don’t have a vase that looks like that! I have the standard taller vases!

  89. They are all great! But my favorite fir sure is this one; the Orb Vase

  90. I would love to have the orb vase!

  91. They are all just beautiful. I think I would choose the Roman vase.

  92. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Roman Vase from the Teco Art Pottery collection is so beautiful they all are love to own one.

  93. I love their vases! The Prairie Vase is my favorite. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  94. They are all beautiful! But I think my favorite is the Roman vase – so classic. Thanks for the opportunity!

  95. Love the Roman vase!

  96. Angela Saver says:

    I would choose the Prarie Vase! Such a hard choice! Thanks for an AWESOME giveaway!

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