I love it when Target has the big, chunky type of potpourri on sale. This is the type of potpourri that not only smells nice, but is fun to play with. Usually, I pour it in a large decorative bowl and enjoy the aroma and appearance. Sometimes, I use a few pieces to enhance a still-life photo.
This week, I decided to take potpourri play to the next level. It was time to make it the star player for a Floral Friday post.
A well-aged elm tree twig is the mechanical for a whimsical collection of potpourri elements in and above a clear glass vase. One of my home-made paper zinnias is the finishing touch.
The planter box houses floral and greenery elements. I chose mostly spherical colored twine potpourri pieces to create this variation of standard planter displays.
The cactus stands in a mid 20th century planter surrounded by marble-like potpourri “seeds”. Spiral wood shavings, woven elements, and a dried flower provide counterpoints to the medium size plant.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes composer Arnold Schoenberg. “If music is frozen architecture, then the potpourri is frozen coffee-table gossip… Potpourri is the art of adding apples to pears.”