While putzing around with prospective projects, I usually go to small or medium-size containers. Sometimes larger floor vases present good opportunities for expression. Very rarely do I stumble upon the idea to use medium-large containers. Today’s projects utilize the medium-large format.
The first arrangement is a white, tall, modernistic department store vase. I contrasted the stark, simple container with dark green, complex, seeded stems around a weathered elm stick used as a mechanical.
Today’s other white vase is by Royal Haeger. I had been utilizing it in the bedroom as a penny catcher. That is, I used to drop pocket-change pennies into it each night to get rid of them. This week, I transferred the pennies to a different container in order to properly display this vase. Again, the idea of contrast seemed appealing. This time, green tropicals fit the bill.
The third medium-large vase project was photographed in place, because the table-top display is an integrated whole. The smooth “O” balances with the Venetian lampshade because they happen to be the same shade of red. The 1950s black panther works with the black lamp base impala. The yellowish-green chrysanthemums play with the green plaid table cloth to soften the overall effect.
The Blue Jay of Happiness ponders a quote from Renaissance-era astronomer and mathematician, Nicolaus Copernicus. “The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.”