Floral arranging "Stock" is a good choice because it can last up to two weeks when bought fresh. Carnations floral arranging - a long lasting floral choice...generally two weeks or more. Comment by Deborah Dolen author of Floral Design Basics on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook and instant videos Floral Design 101 and 102 also on Amazon.
French Enamelware Bucket Footed with Swing Handle by PatinaVille
This pic is linked to some GREAT ideas for decorating with Ball jars!