Figurals …Floral Friday

Scaled down representations of things in our world have been popular for ages. Furthermore, miniaturization has become somewhat of a fetish during the contemporary era. Today’s floral projects take advantage of that theme in an artisanal sense.

Many of today’s industrial products incorporate planned obsolescence so companies can sell more stuff. This “VW” car planter was stamped out in China then sold in high volume stores. It’s a familiar shape, cleverly decorated, is made from inexpensive materials, and can be disposed of when the owner is tired of it—just like the real thing. The big pink Gerbera Daisy compliments the whimsy of the throwaway container.

The kitten themed bud vase is of much better quality. The USA Pottery vase was designed with the intent that it would be a treasured object for the home. The grade of the pottery clay and glazes are of excellent quality. The detail of design is much more carefully shaped when compared to that of the “VW” planter. Half-a-dozen designer paper roses are at home in this small vase.

The “arcature” vase was styled by Howard Pierce of Claremont, California. This carefully crafted artifact is a very limited edition from the early 1950s. It was intended to be a treasured keepsake. This is one of the nicest vases in my collection.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Turkish writer, Mehmet Murat ildan. “When respecting the statue of a venerable person, don’t forget to respect the artist too who made that statue!”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Figurals …Floral Friday

  1. You’ve got a lot of imagination. These are cool.

    Do you have any planters and vases that you fill with flowers all the time, or are you always changing things up?

    • swabby429 says:

      I have half a dozen totes in the basement containing vintage and novelty containers. They get rotated a few times each year. The vases receive different flowers with each use. This hobby is a way for me to think outside the box in a physical way. Thanks for asking.

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