Puttering Around …Floral Friday

Last week, I enjoyed a creative burst.  I made up so many arrangements that I had to promise to carry over some to later.  Now, is that later time.  I have five more experiments that were completely fun to make.

I have a couple of the vintage McCoy automobile planter vases on hand.  I brought out the tan car to make it the home for some Echinacea flowers.  This comes off as a study in subtle humor.

A couple of Augusts ago, this big, light blue Haeger two-handled urn became part of my collection.  Because I prefer to work with medium or small arrangements, the huge vase didn’t get used.  It just sat on a shelf.  Finally, I gathered a couple of handfuls of large blooms.  This late summer arrangement is a celebration of bright colors.  I have it sitting on my desk.

In contrast, I have this very small, pink planter with the yellow applique’ blossom that I’ve featured on two previous Floral Fridays.  This time, I built a more vertical treatment out of late summer colors.  Who knows, there might be another arrangement or two for this vase before I trade it off.

A small Ikebana inspired arrangement is what I envisioned for the little hand painted Japanese vase.  Even though I didn’t intend for it to be an Ikebana arrangement, it still might qualify as one in the Free Form category. 

For several years, I’ve used a bamboo themed, 1940s planter as a holder for sheets of memo paper and pencils.  I decided to put the paper somewhere else.  The result was an empty container that needed flowers.  A tropical theme seems intuitive. So, that’s what I did.

I feel another creative burst just below the surface of my imagination.  I wonder what will come of it.


The Blue Jay of Happiness hopes you can bring your own creative ideas to fruition, too.

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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