Totes Diving …Floral Friday

While sweeping the basement floor I decided on a whim to find out what I had placed inside one of the storage tote bins that have not been moved for a year or longer. I restacked the stack by placing the top-most container on the bottom, the second from the top as second from the bottom, and so forth. This allowed access to the one that was previously on the floor. That way I could use some vases that haven’t been used for a long time. This week, three of them were utilized right away. By resurrecting the vases, I saved a few dollars by not taking a shopping trip.

A large Viking Glass swung vase is utilized to hold a handful of exotic lilies. The Thai money comes from a jar of foreign change left over from one of my late father’s trips overseas.

A mid-century, tall, coral, Shawnee vase worked out well for a posy of complementary colors of roses. The piggy bank from a Wayne, Nebraska bank awaits the deposit of some pocket change.

Clusters of pastel blossoms get assertive support from a mid-century McCoy cone vase. This likely also saved a few pennies.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes professional organizer, Marie Kondo. “Those storage ‘solutions’ are really just prisons within which to bury possessions that spark no joy.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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9 Responses to Totes Diving …Floral Friday

  1. Really fine once again. And, by the way, put the Thai money in the piggy bank!

  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Ah, the clear green vase is stunning with the accompanying arrangement. Lovely.

  3. swabby429 says:

    While the glass is still semi-molten, the glass blower literally swings the partially finished vase like a pendulum and allows gravity to complete the manufacturing process. Each vase is completely unique because of the human factor.

  4. wow, beautiful, such colors of these vases. Actually it felt like a metaphor. To revisit what we have done might give us some light to see what changes might have come in us.

    Thank you for shaing

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