Simple Elegance …Floral Friday

Today’s projects are inspired by the minimalist vibe. Their styles are pared-down versions of more complex styles but the finished projects are not minimalist in the strictest form. The idea was to showcase a few unconventional glass vases while also incorporating my trademark stylizing and design practices. All three projects utilize fine sand as the stabilizing mechanical substance.

A crystal bud vase from Poland contains a solitary Gerbera daisy and a sprig of moss roses that are rooted in Hawaiian volcanic sand. An egg-shaped paperweight reflects the theme.

A mid-20th-century Blenko crackle art glass bottle shows off a solitary sunflower. The bottle’s stopper provides the still life’s accent.

Seven craspedia globes have found a home inside of a yellow handkerchief vase. The accompanying paperweight features a lattice-work insert.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Leonardo da Vinci. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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8 Responses to Simple Elegance …Floral Friday

  1. Eva Hnizdo says:

    Beautiful as always. Sorry I have been busy .

  2. Excellent, as always. I’d never heard of handkerchief vases before.

  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    Mmm. I love the clearness and opaqueness of these pieces, Jay. Lovely.

  4. rkrontheroad says:

    The glass lends an interesting counterpoint to the flora. I can only imagine the collection of knick-knacks you must have to draw from!

  5. swabby429 says:

    Thank you. I have too many knick-knacks however, they are being slowly downsized.

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