While searching through a few of the storage totes in the basement for a particular picture frame that had been stashed away, I encountered some medium small vases that haven’t been used for anything in ages. All of them had been manufactured overseas and sold in regular department stores. I selected a few to use for Autumn projects and brought them upstairs for cleaning.
The first one came from a clearance endcap display at Target perhaps 15 years ago. I liked the retro-1980s design style and the shiny gold portion of the container. A poesy of various types and colors of blooms provide a complimentary look to the project.
The carved prism glass vase came from the store closing clearance sale at Herberger’s Department Store at our mall two years ago. It is now filled with glass marbles as vase filler and a handful of deep red camellias.
The classic yellow vase was on the same Target end-cap as the first vase. It is a duplicate of an identical vase that was distributed by the FTD florists chain several years ago. This arrangement is comprised of a half-dozen purple-red roses.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes existentialist philosopher, theologian, and author, Søren Kierkegaard. “Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too, our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end, anyone will want to make a bid.”