Planter Projects …Floral Friday

The first Floral Friday of this month features a more conventional theme than most. Three planter vases that were manufactured in the mid-twentieth century are the featured containers. The arrangements are inspired by that period as well. There are very few unorthodox features in these projects.

Slag glass is a variety of opaque colored glass that is leftover from the iron smelting process. This marbled type of glassware is visually appealing in its finished form. This slag glass vase contains medium-size flowers in complimentary colors.

The chartreuse 1950s nestled planter inspired this arrangement of 1980s vintage silk flowers. I couldn’t resist the gentle contrasting tones. Using the old artificials instead of storing them away, prolongs their useful, creative life.

March means springtime is nearly here. The blue-grey USA-Pottery urn displays cheery, brightly colored blooms.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes co-founder of Apple Computer, Steve Jobs. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

About swabby429

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