Glassy …Floral Friday

Earlier this week I decided to re-wash and shine most of the glassware in the kitchen cupboard because most of the tumblers and clear bowls hadn’t been used very often last year, due to the pandemic lockdown. As so often happens, once I get started cleaning glass, it’s hard to quit. I glanced at the glass vases on the storage shelves and went for them. Why not use a few of the vases for this week’s Floral Friday projects? Today we have three older containers to fill for this year’s second Floral Friday.

The tall, clear swung vase is a near antique. Purple and white flowers provide a simple, classic room accent. A frosted Fenton fairy lamp balances the composition.

The vintage, green uranium glass flower bowl is a favorite because it serves double-duty as a flower container and as a special effects object. Shining an ultraviolet light on the dish causes it to emit a soft, greenish glow.

The tall stretched glass container is a Viking Glass candle holder. It works just as well as an orchid vase, too. The short stem of ivory-white flowers contrasts with the fire orange glass. The giraffe figurine is nearby just because I like giraffes.


The Blue Jay of Happiness contemplates a statement by the 15th Governor General of Canada, John Buchan. “You think that a wall as solid as the Earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.”

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 Glassy …Floral Friday

  1. Ultraviolet light! It expands reality.

  2. Lovely! Won’t the glass break easily?

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