Fancy Glass …Floral Friday

For some unknown reason, I’ve been craving the beauty of colored art glass artifacts this year. I had to search through a couple of “tote” storage containers in the basement to retrieve several glass vases I haven’t seen in many a year.

The medium-small Viking Glass pitcher vase ticks a few of the boxes. The fire-orange color is the main attraction, with the ultra-modern styling coming in second. The container’s shape lends itself to avant garde and Ikebana inspired arrangements.

The emerald-green “Blenko Handcraft” “sack vase” is a more contemporary container. Water absorbent vase filler provides support for the supermarket bouquet variety of blooms.

The heavy, hand-blown, multi-color vase was created by the same technique that is used to make art-glass paperweights. This vase was made by an anonymous Chinese artisan. I used moss roses and fill flowers to reflect the vase’s color highlights.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Mark Twain. “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.”

About swabby429

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