Orange Viking Glass …Floral Friday

The mid 20th century modern style remains popular this year. I’m guessing this is because people see items from the postwar 1940s through the 1960s as representing an optimistic, progressive mindset. The simplicity of modern design makes it adaptable to contemporary decorating tastes.

This week, three mid-century glass bowls are utilized for styling experiments. All three are fire-orange glass manufactured by the Viking Glass Company. The company was in business from 1938 until it shuttered in 1998. Their products utilized innovative styles and coloring. Viking Art Glass is a popular collectible category in the 21st century.

The use of a modern art glass bowl for a pastel yellow rose solitaire pushes the envelope. Surrounding the bloom with a generous amount of greenery makes it work.

The edgy handkerchief style bowl lends itself to exotic elements. I decided to go with a simple, 1960s inspired arrangement utilizing yellow-green succulents.

A serving dish is the base for an energetic arrangement of blooms, greenery, and a greater number of the dried stems that are also used in the other two arrangements.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes architect and industrial designer, Charles Eames. “I don’t believe in this ‘gifted few’ concept, just in people doing things they are really interested in doing. They have a way of getting good at whatever it is.”

About swabby429

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