Handles …Floral Friday

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?

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness likes the relationship between the noun “handle” and the verb “handle”.  For example,  “He handles the pitcher handle with finesse.”

About swabby429

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