Three Approaches …Floral Friday

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.

It’s fun to find a vase made of a material other than ceramic sometimes. A shapely vase made of pot metal with a faux wood finish is the right place for a fancy orchid display.

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.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Jean Cocteau. “Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.”


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
This entry was posted in Floral Arts, Hobbies, projects and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.