The medium-small containers sat at the ready this week on the counter-top. A small section of the kitchen counter is where I place candidates for each week’s Floral Friday. This week’s selections represent another departure from the recent, usual projects.
A red delicious apple shaped wall pocket vase at the Goodwill Store was priced right so I brought the flawless vintage container home. It’s been awhile since working with a wall pocket because I sold nearly all of mine a couple of years ago. This vase is the same size as a real apple, so it’s not very large. There’s just enough room for some moss roses, a sprig of ivy and a single gerbera daisy.
The colonial green Fenton glass basket has been gathering dust on the supply shelf for a couple of years. I washed and shined the piece then wrapped some ivy around its handle. The small flowers were added as colorful notes of interest. All of the elements went on to support the large pink rose.
The brass nautilus shell has also been getting dusty on the shelf for a few years. It was placed there because it was heavily tarnished and I hadn’t been motivated to clean it up. On a whim, this week, I took the time to remove the unsightly tarnish. The stargazer lily comes closest to looking like a stylized version of a cephalopod that could have inhabited the shell.
The Blue Jay of Happiness ponders something from writer Franz Kafka. “You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”