Planter Bowls …Floral Friday

Today’s projects hearken to three different emotional directions: contemplative, whimsical, and nostalgic. I built them up from implied feelings about their accompanying prop objects.

The small, extended-wings blue jay figurine appears to be alighting onto a branch to rest. The artist probably spent a great deal of time studying blue jay likenesses–perhaps more time than I’ve spent contemplating my favorite songbird. A Japanese ceramic bowl contains a pair of succulents that are sheltered beneath purple Peruvian lilies to create a meditative effect.

An Art Deco McCoy flower bowl supports a deco inspired, whimsical design, because why not? Three succulents accompany the glitter encrusted faux peacock feather. To add further light to the still life is a Fenton re-issued cobalt carnival glass fairy lamp.

The scale model 1957 Corvette used to belong to my late brother. It brings back memories of our youthful years together when we both built scale model cars. Vintage 1980s silk flowers are rooted inside of an indigo Viking Glass Company folded-edge, glass flower bowl.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes author, aviatrix, and wife of Charles Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Lindbergh. “Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day–like writing a poem or saying a prayer.”

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 Planter Bowls …Floral Friday

  1. rkrontheroad says:

    I enjoy seeing these creations! When I lived in Japan, I dropped in to ikebana classes when I could. There was a philosophy that came along with the art. Simple yet very carefully composed.

  2. Ignatius J. B. says:


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