I count myself as one of the people who enjoy small vases and minature bud vases. They’re interesting to look at and usually are quite inexpensive to buy.
The first small vases were usually created by artisans as a way to utilize leftover materials used for larger projects. In later years, small vase making became a specialty that could be sold to people in the marketplace. Eventually, some small vases were custom crafted with precious materials for royalty and other people of high social status.
Today I gathered some vases for some simple, early year mini-projects.
A blonde marble piece is both eye-catching and unnerving at the same time. The center of the base protrudes very slightly to cause the vase to sit out of kilter on the table. I decided to accentuate this flaw to make an artistic statement. The floral elements lean, as if being blown by a breeze. The instability of the structure flies in the face of the status quo. In effect, it symbolizes organized anarchy, a very controversial subject.
A collection of three miniature colored glass bottle vases were given to me as a gift last year. They are either of English manufacture or Murano glass from Italy. I don’t know for certain. I do know that they group very well together. I put together a very contemporary Gerbera bud display to maintain the simple, modern appeal of the bottles.
A very ruggedly constructed short white glass vase from the 1960s is sturdy enough for a more complicated collection of elements for a solo Gerbera arrangement. I wanted to create a retro design with an exotic twist.
The beauty of small bud vases, is that they are fun to collect and attractive elements in groups either empty or filled.