The calendar says next Wednesday is Independence Day, the last major U.S. holiday until Labor Day in September. In the Northern Hemisphere, July always brings to mind hot days and nights. So I decided to go with the spirit of heat by reflecting that in today’s presentations.
To ease into the scorching theme, a small ball pitcher is concentrated energy in a handful of orange and red. Like a tiny firecracker, there’s a lot of oomph for the size.
The tall display is 84cm/33inches tall. Swung glass vases are fun to collect. Three of mine were crafted by Smith Glass back in the 1960s. These three are slag glass of a similar color scheme. Feather flowers are eye catching, too. I grouped some hot colored blooms into the tallest vase for a year-around arrangement in the living room.
You almost need potholders to move this excellent example of “California Pottery”. Not only is the glaze like embers, but the style is the hottest retro shape going. I specifically picked out flowers that closely simulate flames, too.
This is the time of year to be bold. If you’d rather try some other colors, too, go for bright simple primaries. Danger yellow is fantastic, irridescent indigo, chartreuse, or even hot pink might be idea starters for you.
Ideas? The Blue Jay of Happiness welcomes your brainstorm, too.