Orange Viking Glass …Floral Friday

I spent nearly an hour searching Google image files in a vain attempt to identify the name of the long stemmed plant that I used in all three of today’s projects. The package label nor the store’s shelf identifier did not specify a name. I brought them home simply because I like their organic shapes. Whatever their name might be, they are common to all three of today’s projects.

The other common element to the projects is that the containers were all manufactured by the now defunct West Virginia company, Viking Glass. Their fire-orange vases and bowls are some of my favorite containers. All of them are stand-alone pieces and display beautifully without any contents, near a sunny window.

The first project pairs a handkerchief style planter bowl with several stems of the dried mystery plant. I finished the very simple composition with a couple of hands-full of clear marbles.

The comport bowl features an “amberina” type of coloration. That is, there is amber that gradually blends into orange. You can see hints of amber in the foot of this bowl. I went all-out avant garde for the finished arrangement.

A proto-spout is the style feature of the small Viking Glass bowl. I half-filled the container with turquoise sand, then added a solitary succulent and few sprigs of the mystery plant.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Leonardo da Vinci. “To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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