Some Nice Vases …Floral Friday

Seasoned thrifters know that just because you buy things at thrift stores, you don’t have to settle for shoddy, or run-of-the-mill merchandise. Part of the fun is finding quality stuff at lower than bargain basement prices. Plus, you get environmental brownie points by recycling.

Last month, through calm patience I discovered three appealing, excellent quality containers.

I was pleasantly surprised to come across this medium-small, black Nemadji of Moose Lake, Minnesota vase. The basic, elegant shape works with a simple posy of small fill flowers.

The Euro-modern, dark red vase by Scheurich Pottery of Germany cost less than $3.00. The simple shape and color of the container enhance the hand-full of monochrome yellow irises.

It’s getting harder to find Royal Haeger specialty pottery in good condition at thrift stores these days. I had good luck in April by finding a mint condition Ewer vase at the Goodwill Store for a couple of dollars. I recreated a late 1960s/early 1970s look with a trio of bearded irises in a bed of large leaves.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. “Clay is used to make vases, but it is the emptiness they contain that makes them useful.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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3 Responses to Some Nice Vases …Floral Friday

  1. GP Cox says:

    I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked pitchers being used as vases.

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