Basic Simplicity …Floral Friday

The timing, the conditions, and the materials all fell into place to help this week’s Floral Friday to work out according to plan. The basic idea was to assemble very simple arrangements using materials I already had on hand utilizing containers that have been in storage totes in the basement during the past few years. Then pose the projects as minimalist still-life displays.

The plan went off without a hitch with an added bonus. The day featured a cloudless sky allowing the effect of full sunshine reflecting on pristine white snow. The light coming through the windows was ideal for totally natural light photography. Who could ask for more?

The first project features a vintage McCoy wishing well planter. The inscription around the tiny pot reads, “Oh Wishing Well, Grant A Wish To Me.” I rooted a small houseplant inside the container. Some pocket change awaits my wishing session.

A loose cluster of small poppies livens up the room while nestled in the burnt orange department store vase. The Hotei statuette takes refuge beneath the flowers.

The mid-century vintage, gold trimmed, butterscotch glazed, Holley Ross pitcher vase features a modest stem of Camellia flowers. The gifted cat figurine is a hand-decorated collectible from Japan.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 18th century English portrait painter, Joshua Reynolds. “Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Basic Simplicity …Floral Friday

  1. I like them. And the extra touches (statuette, cat et al) fit perfectly.

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