Placing handles on tools and vessels is a practice that goes back to the earliest glimmerings of mankind. Making handles that are artistic or more than purely functional is also an ancient custom. I decided to use containers with handles for all three of today’s projects.
A fancy Indian tea and coffee set that used to belong to my late step-mom provided me with the inspiration for today’s theme. The brass creamer is a very sturdy, shiny container. I like the oriental style of the vessel. I looked for tall, reaching flowers to create an exotic look.
I like to collect Viking Glass pieces that are orange or red in color. This mid-century glass basket combines both colors in a blend called “amberina”. The piece was finished with a clear glass handle. I constructed a framework out of artificial fruits and nuts, into which, I placed flowers. The result is a snappy decoration for late Autumn.
One of Haeger Pottery’s more popular planters from the late 1940s is in the shape of a pitcher with a seashell design. I interpreted a variation of a cornucopia as the overall theme. A crazy quilt of complementary colored flowers fill up the vase.
Finding a container with one or more handles is an easy task. If you have a spare, why not create your own arrangement today?