I decided to use one variety of flower as the main theme for today’s Floral Friday for two reasons: 1. I have bunches of them and 2. I really like the appearance of sweet rocket blooms. Their delicate simplicity works well in arrangements intended for display during the warm and hot months of the year.
Sweet rockets’ simplicity also works well when the container shares the limelight with the flowers. In this case, we have three vases that are noteworthy for their own decorations. Each arrangement is more or less equally balanced in this manner.
The hand-painted Italian faux-vintage vase is a fun piece. It works well with homey flowers like sweet rockets. At the last minute I decided to add a visual pun by posing the arrangement with a favorite cap.
Embossed, painted, lacquered brass vases from India have an intricate elegance that is always appealing. This tall container features an equally tall assortment of floral elements including sweet rockets.
One of the most rare vases in America is this arcature vase, created by Howard Pierce of Clairmont, California. The artisan made a limited, small run of this series back in the early 1950s. The gnarled tree and horse motif are framed in the rectangular vase. The simple smattering of sweet rockets does not overwhelm the pottery.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes the painter, Georgia O’Keeffe. “Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time–like to have a friend takes time.”