Out West Theme …Bonus Florals

A logjam has developed with my vase and planter collection.  Several new finds are awaiting utilization.  I’m starting to think of this abundance as too much of a good thing. In the process of categorizing some containers, I got diverted into creating a few small projects.  Creativity just happens when you combine me with vases.

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One of the latest finds is a small cowboy boot souvenir that I just couldn’t resist. I took a handful of leftover flowers and carefully placed them inside the piece.  The cowboy boot triggered the need to bring out some other western themed containers.

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Naturally, the laid-back cowboy planter had to be included.  I cleaned out the remains of an old project and decided to use small, fill flowers to bring out the illusion of a frontier ranch.

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The cowboy boot wallpocket was gathering dust in a corner of my music room so a revamp was in order.  The Frankoma container is unglazed terra cotta. To enhance the Oklahoma red clay, I decided to use some bright marigolds and goldenrod. When I finished the project I hung the boot back in place to brighten up the corner of the room.

Tomorrow I end my string of photo blogs for a few days as I exercise my urges to write.

Ciao
mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness knows the concept of the American West is a flexible one. The West means something different to its inhabitants than the Hollywood version most of us harbor in our minds.

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About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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3 Responses to Out West Theme …Bonus Florals

  1. gpcox says:

    Now you’re really cookin’, Partner (how do you write with a drawl? That would have been much more effective.)

    • swabby429 says:

      The best I can do is emulate the folks from Western Nebraska. I don’t want to offend those readers from Texas and New Mexico. 🙂 I’ll have to brush up on the y’alls by utilizing yellow roses in the terra cotta boot, next time.

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