You know you get to a certain age and think there's not much you don't know about life and stuff in general until you come across an article about flower frogs and don't take much notice until up comes a photograph. Well, blow me down with a feather, so that's what those holey, spikey doovers that go in the bottom of vases to hold the flowers steady are called. So I went looking for a few more images and they're in every shape, size, ceramic, glass and metal and some are frogs and some aren't.
I know all you flower people would probably know this but I'm of the silk flower brigade because they only fade not die. I do have an English original flower frog in the original holder and original stand from the l930s. It's made of glass designed to look like tortoiseshell when the light shines through and was given to me by a friend who had a daughter-in-law 100% worse than mine. She knew she would throw it out so I was to be its keeper and I still am. I will always keep it as she was only given 3 weddings gifts and two she entrusted to me.
Flower frog, It really makes it live.