Glassy …Floral Friday

Some glass just has class. This idea is the focus of the last Floral Friday of 2017. The over all care in construction, the color or clarity, and the styling details add to the beauty of specialty glass vases that go beyond supermarket vases. Today, we have three examples of how to bring these accents up a notch.

A short, squat swung vase is dark orange at the bottom and gradually fades to crystal clear at the top. To honor our very quickly approaching New Year’s Eve, I carefully arranged river stones as a visual pun for an “on the rocks” drink. The rocks are the mechanicals for the shiny decorative branches and rich, orange poppies.

Here are two clear glass candle-holders that were probably inspired by the depression glass pattern, Manhattan. The horizontal fins reflect light either when used with candles or from the outside without candles. The box and spherical shapes are equally appealing, so I used both. Similar floral materials arranged as variations unite the two candle holders as a single project. Notice that the horizontal ridges compliment the ridges of the small dresser top.

Marigold colored carnival glass is classic and classy. This piece is a medium-tall swung vase. Three tropical elements are all that are needed for an arrangement that works in most settings.

This is how the carnival glass looks on my freshly dusted and arranged bedroom dresser.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Winston Churchill. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

About swabby429

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