I ran into a bonanza of old containers at a garage sale in my neighborhood this past weekend. After the pots were boxed up, the neighbor tossed in a few batches of very obviously artificial flowers for free.
Who am I to argue about getting a bargain? I’d find a way to use the “like new” blooms. Why not use some of them soon? That’s why we’re having another bonus blooms bluejayblog post today.
The idea of using obvious fakes to fill good quality vintage vases is appealing to the contrarian part of my personality. The pristine white 1940s era USA Pottery vase contains generic flowers accented with fairly nice red roses. The oddly ironic combination looks like Americana.
The large white “Hall China” vase is the fanciest container of the batch. It calls for a conventional arrangement. I already had a trio of quality hydrangea clusters that I was going to use for a different project, but they seemed to be perfect for the fancy vase instead. They are sandwiched between the garage sale yellow irises and brilliantly blue roses.
The fourth project uses a small Japanese vase from the garage sale but contains non-garage sale floral elements. I put it together after finishing the three projects I will share with you this Friday. This project does not conform to either of this week’s themes, so think of it as a bonus.