Introduction

In their heyday, flower frogs were used to arrange flowers. They came in a great variety of forms, including figures of animals and people. I collect only two styles, blocks and lids.

Hockey puck-shaped or "block" flower frogs were set in the bottom of vases with the stems of the flowers placed in the holes. They are called "frogs" because they were set in water. The disc-shaped ones I collect were the lids of vases and the stems were placed through the holes.

I love colored glass and the way glass flower frogs catch the light, and a collection of ceramic flower frogs looks like an artist's palette.

Peter Christensen
Salmon Creek, WA, USA
Peter@MyFlowerFrogs.com

My collection a few months after it got started in May of 2019.

My Rookwood Collection:  Manufactured by the premier American Art Pottery company, Rookwood Pottery. It operated out of Ohio beginning in the late 1800s, and my Rookwood frogs are dated from 1915 to 1921.

My coffee table

A few of my Rookwood flower frogs in their "natural habitat"

My end table. The old red glass auto taillight is an example of the miscellaneous pieces of colored glass I've been collecting for decades. It was that love of colored glass that led to collecting glass flower frogs, which led to collecting ceramic flower frogs.

Some pretty colors on my Christmas cookie plate. One of my other hobbies is 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles.

Some of my lighter-colored glass flower frogs

"There's always room for (lime) Jello!"

The spaceship has landed! My first flower frog manufactured by Fulper Pottery.

Some of my earthtone ceramics

My Rookwood flower frogs made in patterned molds, sitting on the service trunk of my hero friend who was severely wounded when his rescue helicopter crashed in the Korean war. I am proud to own the trunk now and decorate my home with it.