Somehow, my work space is crowded more often than it is clear and organized. I suppose that’s a good thing, because it allows for more freedom of selection. In the same vein, it provides more freedom of imagination.
An “orphaned” creamer pitcher from a Frankoma dinnerware set lends itself to many other types of plantings or arrangements. In this case, the earthy style and color of the container makes a funky home for a variety of succulents, grasses, and dried elements.
A friend of mine has been enjoying various pieces of Lustreware for awhile. A couple of weeks ago, she gifted me a pair of charming Japanese made Lustreware mini-vases. The little pots are decorative unadorned, so I kept the floral idea simple.
With Halloween coming up at the end of this month, I think a spooky arrangement is in order already. It’s based on a souvenir from the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. The house was commissioned by the widow of the gun magnate William Wirt Winchester.
Sarah believed that the ghosts of the people killed by Winchester rifles would haunt her unless construction was continuously underway. By popular accounts, work on the mansion was done without interruption from 1884 until September of 1922. If you’re in the San Jose area, the house is a must-see for the entire family.
This grouping came together, in the same manner (willy nilly) inside the gift shop mug. I hope the dark floral scheme is pleasing to any ghosts who may have accompanied this mug to my home.