In these uncertain times, minimalism has regained a foothold in our culture. Minimalism is popularly referred to as stark or stripped down to only the essentials. It is simplicity made manifest. This week, I used three simple, sturdy, metal containers that display this concept.
The small, polished brass bud vase from India is not only simply styled, but is sturdy and proportionately very heavy. The solitary bloom provides just enough complexity to engage the eye.
Stainless steel is both easy to care for and luxurious at the same time. A trio of gerbera daisies provide the counterpoint for the mirror finish of the vase.
A brass luminary from a clearance endcap at a Target store is the inspiration to push back slightly from minimalism. Three poppies and greenery provide a more conventional appearing arrangement.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes His Holiness the Dalai Lama. “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.”