It’s about time to feature a grouping of projects based on what originally inspired my interest in floral design, which, in turn, led to featuring Floral Fridays on the blog.
Vintage porcelain vases have long fascinated me. Those from the early 20th century represent the golden age of modern pottery–in my opinion. The combination of industrial age technology, along with the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements brought about an explosion in vase design and sheer numbers produced for the general public. The vases that most fascinate me were manufactured from the late 1920s into the early 1960s.
For today’s projects, we have three vases of various sizes. All three feature two stylized handles. All three feature semi-gloss glazes that were in fashion during the early 20th century.
Three hydrangea clusters dominate the turquoise glazed, traditional urn. The pot was manufactured by the Haegar Pottery Works around 1932–give or take a year. The glaze has a silky, “soft” feel that adds to the vase’s appeal.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes jewelry designer, Pamela Love. “The Art Deco movement, architecture from that period and sort of the industrial aesthetic from that period. Art Deco meets tribal kind of thing. All that is my primal inspiration.”