I often haphazardly gather three different empty containers and place them on my desk. I enjoy simply looking at them and wondering what the artisan was thinking when the vases’ molds were created. One of the most amazing things about flower vases, is that there seems to be an almost endless supply of shapes and colors of them.
A favorite vintage Weller vase is pleasing to look at unfilled. I often use it to display yellow blooms to reflect its artful flower detail. This time I resisted the temptation and went for a posy of chrysanthemums, instead.
A decorated contemporary vase presented a similar situation. Instead of following the lead of painted on tulips, I went for a more sophisticated shaping of other various flowers.