Base Red …Floral Friday

While wearing a medium red tee-shirt, I washed and polished three red vases. I like to work with red containers when the weather is hazy and overcast. Today, I have three variants of vases featuring various shades of the color red.

The first arrangement uses my red “O” vase from “Target”. It is the only container that is sufficiently heavy and quirky enough to display the dinner plate size faux Gerbera daisy. I bent the industrial strength wire stem into a “U” shape to anchor the flower. More elements were added to provide a sense of balance to the project.


The tall, dark red, enameled vase was manufactured in Vietnam. A collection of orchids and tall stems harmonizes with the rich shade of red.


Green chrysanthemums fill a brilliant red contemporary glass vase. The phosphorescent green dragon graces a vintage, lacquered Japanese box.

Ciao
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 20th century, German-American abstract painter and designer Josef Albers. “If one says ‘red’ –the name of color–and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.”

About swabby429

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

  1. These look great. You’ve got a good eye.

    Speaking of Target: My wife is about to go there. The red O vase isn’t on her shopping list though.

    • swabby429 says:

      Thanks for the critique. The “O” vase was on a discontinued merchandise end-cap a couple of years ago, so it’s probably not available anyway. Take care.

  2. Lovely! I love red vases also, and red dinnerware. Enjoy your weekend!💕☕️☕️

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