Taller Projects …Floral Friday

I decided to begin December by creating projects for floor or oversize, tall vases. The three containers are suitable to display without floral elements, however, I like to adorn collectible containers as utilitarian vessels and not merely have them stand around as dust-catchers.

All three of today’s projects are approximately one metre tall, so they easily qualify as arrangements that can sit on the floor. I will place them at the corner intersections of walls.

Bold colored, crafted, feather flowers brighten up overcast December days. They are displayed in a Royal Haeger model #408 pitcher vase. The ventilated container was purpose-designed for dry arrangements.

The glassblower who formed this one-metre-tall swung vase must have been a master craftsman. The L.E. Smith Glassworks formed the vase sometime in the 1960s. I cooled down the eye-popping colors with five white calla lilies and a large tropical leaf.

Another Royal Haeger model #408 pitcher vase, this time in black glaze with abstract detailing, utilizes a tall arrangement. We have small evergreen branches, a stem of dried green leaves, thin bamboo stalks accented with dyed red twigs. This arrangement is suitable for display during the entire winter holiday season.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes editor, essayist, playwright, poet, and publisher, T.S. Eliot. “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”

About swabby429

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

  1. I think I like the final one the best. It’s got a powerful aura!

  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Very nice, Jay. I love the second vase. Beautiful. And, of course, all of the arrangements are equally beautiful.

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