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 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.”