Faux Console …Floral Friday

I do not have a fireplace in my home, nor is there room for a console table, but I do like to have a main focus point in the living room. There are some modular shelving units I assembled back in 1988 that serve a similar purpose. The top of one of the modules is an ideal substitute for a console.

I use the term console because a vintage mid-century Royal Haeger console set is the main feature of any display. The console set consists of a planter and two stylized leopards. Any other items are only there to provide variety. This week, I cleared off the top in order to tidy things up and alter the configuration of the display.

A Kenwood by Shawnee Pottery cone vase was due for a new arrangement–a large orchid fills the bill. The vase had been biding its time in a corner of the den so it finally earned a place in the living room.

The planter piece of the console set shares the rich patterned glaze that finishes the two panthers. Because the arrangement must be semi-permanent, dried elements fill the planter vase.

The finished display includes the Royal Haeger console set, the Kenwood cone vase, and a Viking Glass compote bowl filled with greenery. The side shelf to the left features an antique lamp and an oversize swung vase filled with jumbo felt flowers.

The Blue Jay of Happiness ponders an idea from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. “The urge to miniaturize electronics did not exist before the space program. I mean our grandparents had radios that was furniture in the living room. Nobody at the time was saying, ‘Gee, I want to carry that in my pocket.’ Which is a non-thought.”

About swabby429

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