Today’s three projects are all about subtlety. Of the three primary colors in their pure form, blue is the most understated of them all. With that in mind, I made sure to include some shades and tints of blue in these arrangements.
A vintage Fenton carnival glass dish is the foundation of this Ikebana inspired arrangement. The iridescence filters the cobalt blue glass–depending upon the viewing angle. Some of the tiny berries are also a blue hue. All of the light colors provide a soft frame for the solitary sunflower.
The cobalt blue-toned standard glass florist’s vase supports an earthy arrangement of various types of spider mums and greenery.
This ceramic “basket” was a creation of New Earth Clay Pottery at Brownville, Nebraska. The small, family operated company produces dinner and serving ware as well as artistic pieces. I added a rural inspired posy of small blossoms and blooms.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 19th-20th century French Fauvist painter, Raoul Dufy. “Blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones it will always stay blue; whereas yellow is blackened in its shades, and fades away when lightened; red when darkened becomes brown, and diluted with white is no longer red, but another color–pink.”