Unique …Floral Friday

I’ve sometimes wondered about how much effort has gone into creating containers that are specifically designed to hold flowers and plants.  There are thousands of different shapes and details used for basic glass vases. The same holds true for porcelain materials. This tendency has been going on for hundreds of years.

If your hobby is vase collecting, you notice this every time you pick up another flower container.   There seems to be an unspoken communication between artisans who create the containers and the flowers they contain.

Today I have three examples of fairly recent containers that continue the tradition of unique flower and plant holders.


The glass, egg-shaped object was displayed in the front window of the thrift store.  It was manufactured with a flat area on the bottom and a small opening at the top. There is no trademark on the thing.  The flowers that come to mind for such a container are lilies.


The flower pot is glazed in bold yellow and black stripes. The holder is a simple steel frame with a spring mounted face and two wire “antennae. There’s nothing serious about this container that was made in China.  The best option for this “bee” pot seems to be a basic hydrangea ball.


An elegant triangular shaped mid-century pot has a small overflow tray on one of its sides. I used fill flowers for the little tray to compliment the red-violet blooms in the main portion of the container.

The next time you’re out and about, notice the various large and small containers used for public and private plant displays. Make note of the different styles, colors, and materials.

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness likes this verse by the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa: “I seek and don’t find myself.  I belong to chrysanthemum hours, neatly lined up in flowerpots.”


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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