Originally used as a tool to mold and press cigars, we have reworked this beautiful object to present your sweet pea flowers or other seasonal blooms effortlessly.
These wooden and vintage pieces were used to press cigars - the rolled tobacco leaves being placed in the cavities inside. The second half of the mold would then be added, pressing and sealing the cigars. We have reworked the press by enlarging the original holes so that the glass test tubes can be inserted. The two halves have been bonded together, producing a beautiful, stylish, industrial display piece.
Select your favorite flowers and place single stems at varying heights in each glass tube for the best results.
This wooden vintage cigar press will make beautiful table center or use it to dress the mantle piece in your home. A delightful talking piece to show off your sweet peas.
Glass test tubes included.
Each piece is vintage and therefore unique with variations in tone and individual markings adding to the character of the piece. As expected with original, vintage industrial pieces such as this, there are marks, dents, dings and blemishes - all adding to its charm.
Dimensions are approximate and the size of each item will vary slightly:
Height Range 3.5 to 5 inches
Width Range 22 to 23 inches
Depth 2.5 inches
Please note that this is a pre-order item and your vase will not be shipped until late April 2023.
How to Grow Sweet Peas
No garden is complete without sweet peas. Sow as many sweet pea seeds as you can and you won't regret it! They will fill your life with a myriad of colors and sweet scent. Grow sweet peas climbing over teepees and arches in the garden and cut them to fill jugs and vases in your house in spring & summer. The more you pick, the more they flower. Read more..
Harvesting & Vase Life
To keep the flowers coming, pick frequently! Allowing the plant to go to seed will send a signal that new flowers do not need to be produced. For the longest vase life, pick your sweet peas when there are still at least two unopened flowers at the top. Flowers do not continue to open after picking. For a more frilly and full look, pick when fully open, but expect a shorter vase life. Sweet peas are a short lived cut flower, but you can extend their life by adding a cut flower preservative to the water and keeping them in a cool place and away from any ethylene sources such as ripening fruit. Ethylene will shorten the vase life. Cutting the flowers along with some of the vine will also extend the vase time and give a more interesting vase display.
Sweet peas, just like many plants we grow in our gardens, are toxic. Sweet pea seeds and any part of the plant should not be ingested.