Revisiting Past Styles …Floral Friday

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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.FF013015d

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.

sunfloSometimes when the Blue Jay of Happiness feels nostalgic he remembers this Marcel Proust saying: “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

About swabby429

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