I picked these yesterday, stunning display of apricot and cream blooms. One rose stood out as being so perfect I had to put it in a vase by itself. The vase is actually a balsamic vinegar bottle with such a good shape to it I soaked the labels off and repurposed the bottle as a bud vase. Edna and Vera would have approved though I doubt if they would ever have had balsamic vinegar in the lifetime! I remember Edna would have malt vinegar and white vinegar in her cupboard. She always had basic white vinegar for cleaning as well as for making mayonnaise and I am sure she would reuse the bottles for practical purposes but not for flowers!
This is such a perfect rose bloom I had to take a photo of it. The vase is a black glass bottle which has made a very good bud vase. More rose stories to come, time to get out in the garden again.