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.