I like to flip through vintage florist books on winter days. Even though some of the styles are quite dated, a few stand out as looks that should be revisited. Some of the arrangements do not quite conform to stereotypical appearances of a particular timeframe, so they’re not “retro” per se.
I dug out my bold, yellow footed Haeger planter for a return to the 1970s. The look is big, bright, and groovy. A few large, floppy blooms are counterbalanced with more delicate fill flowers. This is something to smile about.
A few weeks ago, I came across a yellow counterpart to a pink glazed glass vase from the 1960s. The hand painted details differ somewhat, but the shapes are identical. I combined Gerbera Daisies, irises, and orchids into tall, complimenting forms.
A large generic, ribbed container is the base for a 1980s inspired planter garden. A Mexican figurine takes a Siesta under an orchid and broad leafed greenery. The appearance of a tropical rainforest is the main idea. Planting dish arrangements are some of the most fun projects to assemble.