Artistique …Floral Friday

I decided to expand  on last week’s Floral Friday theme just a bit.  Sometimes a personFF071913a simply wants to enjoy an elegant, yet simple accent in their apartment or home.

A funerary urn isn’t just for cemeteries anymore.  I appreciate the stark simplicity and heavy mass of solid marble when crafted into a flower holder.  For an additional twist, I decided upon miniature poinsettias for this mid-July project. That way, I can celebrate Christmas in July in a subtle manner.

FF071913bSome of the finest art pottery was produced by Haeger Potteries.  This Royal Haeger elm leaf vase is quite fancy, but difficult to utilize.  A complex arrangement will not work in this case.  Instead, a generous handful of velvety irises seems to be the way to go.  Chartreuse and violet are a winning combination this time of year.


I’m quite fortunate to have this very rare Howard Pierce frame vase.  The container alone, is a treasure because of the delicate figurines of the horse and tree.  As a compliment I kept the arrangement simple with plenty of greenery and white.  Everything together is well balanced.

As I’ve said many times, don’t be afraid to actually use some of your nicest things instead of locking them up, unused, in a display case.


The Blue Jay of Happiness reminds you that some of the best stuff is old stuff.

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Artistique …Floral Friday

  1. gpcox says:

    These vases always bring back old memories, thanks.

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