Glass floral containers are the most popular and available foundations used in flower arranging, so I figured I’d take a break from my usual vintage pottery and use some glass that I have around the house.
An intriguing glass terrarium globe works to highlight a single, large flower or a small plant. This one is a vintage globe manufactured by Lewis P. Weil. A limited number of these were produced in the 1950s. It has a Bakelite base with a small pin-type flower frog attached. The sturdy glass dome screws into the base. I used a medium size, dark red Magnolia blossom, then accented it with fill flowers for a very simple display.
Instead of a standard glass flower tank vase, I wanted to utilize a vintage glass brick vase to create a subtle shift of style. I was fortunate to find a half dozen of my favorite Stargazer Lilies on sale. I cleaned up the glass brick, placed some river stones in the bottom, lined the inside with large leaves, added the water, then carefully placed the flowers in a symmetrical fashion. The result is a contemporary statement from something that is quite old.
As a respite from the cliche’ earth tones and orange colors that we find in Autumn displays, a bright splash of tropical lifts the mood, best. The lime green bottle vase is a standard issue hobby store item. I plugged in a variety of large, rainforest leaves and then accented with a couple of Birds of Paradise to accentuate the exotic theme.
The next time you have a few flowers to display, consider a glass container that departs from the ordinary. Unique, artistic glass containers are abundant, for next to nothing, at your nearest thrift store.
The Blue Jay of Happiness wishes you a creative Floral Friday.