Dare To Be Blue …Floral Friday

My friend Jonathan stopped by the house just as I was preparing to create some floral arrangements. He noticed that the containers were all rich, blue-colored glass. Jonathan remarked that he knew I love primary colors, but I rarely use blue as a color-way.

I explained that blue flowers are relatively rare in nature and that artificial blue flowers usually look obviously fake. As far as blue glass is concerned, I don’t come across very many pieces to buy.

“But you have these blue glass containers on your countertop.”

“I finally rounded up three at the same time, so I want to use blue as my next theme.”

Jonathan jokingly suggested that I make an all-blue one, and pointed to the stemware, cobalt glass vase. I took him up on his dare, but requested that he had to help me search for some blue flowers to use in it. Then I’d put something together for him.

After a lengthy search, we finally discovered some long branches with blue blooms.  After trimming them to the proper size, the final assembly was very easy.  Best of all, my young friend was happy with the result.

After Jonathan’s visit ended and he headed towards home, it was time to complete the other two projects.

Due to the simplicity of the collaborated project, I wanted to continue in a similar vein. The contemporary cone vase manufactured from frosted glass fit the bill. A basic posy of small, yellow and white flowers compliments the cool blue perfectly.

The third container is a mid-century, blue Viking Glass flower bowl. Because Jonathan had lifted my mood, I decided to build a positive, Ikebana inspired arrangement.

The Blue Jay of Happiness ponders a line from poet/writer William Rose Benét. “Blue oblivion, largely lit, smiled and smiled at me.”

About swabby429

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