Exotica …Floral Friday

We humans enjoy novel, exotic things. They fascinate us. This is especially true when we’ve been caught up in mundane routines for an extended period of time. We want to see interesting landscapes, try different foods, and experience something a bit unusual in order to add some spice to life.

This is the thinking behind this week’s Floral Friday projects. They are not freakish nor much out of the ordinary. They came about by combining materials in slightly unconventional ways. They’re just unusual enough to add a touch of variety.

Large, tropical flowers provide the dramatic focus as they are held together in an ebony vase wrapped in Manila rope.

A Mahogany tray contains a daytime Ikebana. It rests on a stacked glass candle holder. A carved, wooden frog noise-maker keeps watch.

The spherical East African floor vase contains an orchid stalk accented with a golden Dahlia.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes chef, restaurateur, food writer, Yotam Ottolenghi. “Every era has its own list of ingredients that are considered exotic and then, 15 years later, they’re not.”

About swabby429

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