The glassware for today’s projects is quite old, but I didn’t want to recreate period-correct arrangements for them. So, why not be contrarian? Why not use the old glass as the foundation for contemporary floral design?
The first piece is a humble uranium glass cream pitcher. Uranium Glass, AKA Vaseline Glass, emits a haunting green glow when placed in direct sunshine or when in the presence of ultra-violet, black-light bulbs. Yes, the glass contains uranium.
Fostoria glass is still relatively plentiful even though it hasn’t been manufactured for several years. The ruby glass bud vase is the perfect foil for a stylized treatment of a contemporary favorite of florists–the Gerbera daisy.