Vintage Artificials …Floral Friday

My friend Jorge dropped by this week and brought me a large basket of flowers.  No, he hadn’t stopped by a florist to buy an autumn bouquet or anything like that.  He had come across some old hand-made silk blooms.  We estimate they were made in the late 1980s or early 1990s.

I was ecstatic with delight because they are the sort of vintage artificial flowers I enjoy most.  Right away, Jorge helped me choose the containers to use for today’s Floral Friday projects.


I paired a green Abingdon jardinière with a contrasting hue. I formed a bed of leaves to help support the most delicate of the pink flowers.


A dark blue Bonsai bowl provides the base for a construction of natural tree bark pieces and a small array of more pink blooms.


There were just a few blue flowers left in the basket. The medium size Indian brass jardinière provides the exact metallic appearance I was hoping for.  The final arrangement could be used as a December holiday arrangement, too.

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness hopes to dispel the prejudice against artificial flowers. Silk flowers are also a product of Mother Nature–interpreted by the talent and labor of human hands.

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1 Response to Vintage Artificials …Floral Friday

  1. GP Cox says:

    Floral Friday – still my favorite day!!

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