Novelties …Floral Friday

From time to time it’s fun and thoughtful to be light-hearted and topical. Some of those times call for a spontaneous gift to show appreciation for the relationship with a friend or family member. You don’t need to be showy and spendy about the gift, only that the gift expresses an inner nature or sense of humor about the receiver.

Maybe you want to recognize that you enjoy a special interest of someone. These are times when a novelty gift is appropriate. If you want to express yourself with a floral gift, there are ways to incorporate some simple flower arrangement with a unique planter that will help you pull it off.

Maybe you know a special friend who enjoys nostalgia or who comes off as sweet and feminine. You can easily find a planter like this retro-styled planter-vase with the little 1930s fashion girl. Lightness and simplicity are the key to a touching, meaningful expression of friendship here. If your friend likes cuteness, this is just right.

This corny planter is just the item for somebody who needs and enjoys rustic humor. You can go many directions with a planter like this. In this case, I softened the impact with the ironic use of poofy flowers. This gives the effect of pure kitch. Alternately, I considered a more overt statement of tongue in cheek humor by the use of black-eyed-susans. This planter has a hanging mechanism, so I’ll later replace the white blooms with the yellow flowers, then hang the planter in a window for whimsical effect.

Another of my friends has a passionate love of horses. She owns a palomino mare that she’s proud to show off. I just happened to come across this vintage piece earlier this month. I thought of my friend as soon as I spied the planter. There was no question in my mind that she would enjoy receiving this as a token of friendship.

Planter vases like these can be found in gift shops, thrift stores and are offered by many florists. Much of the fun is in the discovery and impulsiveness of the find. The presentation of a small gift for a special occasion or for no reason is a joy. When the token is personalized, it’s all the more special and meaningful.


The Blue Jay of Happiness notes that there are many bird themed planter vases to choose from, too.

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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1 Response to Novelties …Floral Friday

  1. Sandra says:

    I love how you seen to be very passionate about horses. One of my most favorite things in the world is getting great beautiful gifts. It really makes my day.

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