A few containers of note happened into my collection earlier this month. Each one is a bit out of the ordinary in one or more ways. Naturally, I wanted to use them as floral foundations.
The goblet shaped piece is actually a votive candle holder. The shape and color are what captured my attention. The quality is so fine that it rings like fine crystal when I snap a fingernail at the rim. I carefully filled the bowl with river stones to anchor the greenery and a solitary Gerbera daisy.
The medium-small black vase with the stylized handles appears to have been made in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The vase was produced in Boys Town, Nebraska. Evidently, the home for youth had a pottery plant as part of their industrial arts occupational training program. I kept true to early mid-20th century style with a simple posy of daisies to enhance the vase.
My friend Jonathan brought me this stunning “handkerchief” or folded glass vase. The “Jane Seymour” branded art glass was produced in Poland. I like that my young friend remembered how much I love primary colors and my affinity towards art glass. In order to bring out the mustard yellow even more, I filled it with tall leaves and green chrysanthemums.