Double Cornucopias …Floral Friday

Vases that have two spaces for flowers are more visually interesting than many single opening vases and planters. The classic double cornucopia vases are especially attractive and have a formal appearance, too.

The standard double cornucopia vase was a styling bugaboo for me for quite some time. I remained stuck in the idea of creating twin or mirror image arrangements that looked very contrived.  It wasn’t until I applied a smidgen of philosophy to the problem that caused me to get past the roadblock.  Just as mental duality is a limited way of viewing human personality; seeing double cornucopias as yin and yang is also limiting. I now see double cornucopias or other multiple opening vases, as having multiple, diverse potential.


I really enjoy Abingdon Pottery’s version of the double cornucopia vase.  In fact, I have two of them. The off-white container is more like a blank slate.  I felt confident enough to create a semi-formal style.  It is a unification of two very similar shapes.


The butterscotch and hunter green Hull double cornucopia is a step up to near art-pottery color and design.  It almost dares me to fail.  I felt up to the challenge by adding medium size, bold colored blooms and tall, small accents.


For the pea-green Abingdon vase, I wanted to push the envelope with a totally avant garde expression.  Spare, abstract placement of simple tropicals expressed exactly my mood, at the time.

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness ponders a statement from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. “All separation, every kind of estrangement and alienation is false. All is one.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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1 Response to Double Cornucopias …Floral Friday

  1. A great idea for a story. Very imaginative.
    In the top photo, I like the blue peeking out on the left.

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