October Starters …Floral Friday

Appetizers in England are called “starters”.  I’ve found this anglicism amusing because it made me think of the electric starter motors used on internal combustion engines in cars and trucks.FF100215a

Even more amusing is the British word for dessert. “Afters” is the final course of a meal.  It’s name isn’t due to dessert coming after dinner; the name comes from it’s inventor, Sir George After. I think it’s funny that dessert had an inventor. The other Britishism food word that throws me is “biscuit”.  No, a British biscuit is nothing at all like our american yeasty bread roll.  A biscuit is what we call a cookie.

I know that I’ve already gotten sidetracked at the beginning of the post.  Starters, in the case of this week’s projects, are the little visual tidbits to whet the appetite for the following month.

The first small arrangement is actually food oriented.  I brought out a Shawnee “Corn King” creamer pitcher.  “Corn King” was a very popular dinnerware line that was manufactured from 1946 until 1954. An early autumn color scheme predominantly of yellows works well in this fun container.


The robin’s egg blue very early Haeger vase is a piece I never place in storage.  The graceful style and beautiful handles work together to make this 1932 piece a classic. A simple poesy of blue flowers works best in this vase.


The Shawnee donkey cart is a cheerful little container that lends itself well to cacti.  The blooming cactus colors harmonize very well with the glaze and gold accents of the little planter.

J 7-1-01The Blue Jay of Happiness has a day starter from Saint Bartholomew to think about. “Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to October Starters …Floral Friday

  1. mandala56 says:

    Wow, I love that Haeger vase. Gorgeous lines.

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