Pequeño Mediano Grande …Floral Friday

I have a word association with the name August that sticks in my head. August makes me think of back to school, which in turn reminds me of small, medium, large. Even though it’s been decades since I’ve been in a classroom learning situation, back to school makes me think of sizes.

The association was reinforced as I glanced at the countertop where some vases have been waiting to be filled. I thought about school and Spanish class. It was time to sort and fill the containers according to pequeño, mediano, o grande.


The small vase that appeals this week is a hand decorated frosted glass container. A red spider mum with other accent flowers provides the necessary bold approach for a fun arrangement.


A “Clain” pewter pitcher vase fits the definition of medium.  A simple array of small purple blooms provide organic balance to the grey metal.


The large Haeger vase is busy with red and shapes, I wanted a post-modern look, so tropicals were the answer.

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness ponders an odd statement from philosopher Bertrand Russell. “There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not, on that account, value him less.”


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 Pequeño Mediano Grande …Floral Friday

  1. Maynard Werner says:

    Hello, I was looking for information about “Clain” pewter and saw your photo of a flower arrangement in a Clain pitcher. Have you looked for or found anything about Clain? Thanks, Maynard

    • swabby429 says:

      At the time, I only found a similar piece on eBay. I saw the marking on the bottom of the pitcher vase and wondered if it was valuable, so I did an image search on Google. I didn’t look beyond that.

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