While washing up a recent find, I decided to clean and shine two other art glass vases. It seemed like a pretty good idea to create arrangements in all three for today’s offering, too.
The most recent thrift store lucky find is a semi-opaque flower bowl that I suspect is probably Blenko glass. The colors blend from peachy yellow-orange to cobalt blue. A red-orange magnolia takes solitary center stage. Amberina glass cardinals keep watch.
The tall, green sack vase is Blenko glass–according to its label. It’s a sack vase because its shape resembles a paper sack. The container is filled with a late summer bouquet to celebrate the first weekend of September. A favorite paperweight completes the setup.
The recycled-glass, geometric vase was manufactured in Spain. I filled it with Hawaiian obsidian rocks and a trio of bright lilies to coordinate with the triangular theme of the vase. The black glass sphere contrasts with the linear vase.
The Blue Jay of Happiness ponders a saying from 19th-20th century South Asian philosopher, poet, politician, and writer, Muhammad Iqbal. “Become dust–and they will throw thee in the air; Become stone–and they will throw thee on glass.”