Dry …Floral Friday

Halfway through working on this week’s projects, my work area had become cluttered with crunchy, dusty plant parts. I’d forgotten how messy working with dried plants really is. I managed to finish all three arrangements despite the distraction of stepping on crisp stuff during the process. Cleanup required broom, dustpan, and vacuum cleaner. The entire room cleaning took nearly as long as the time used to construct the arrangements. I didn’t mind, though. Clearing the aftermath was sort of fun, in and of itself.

All three projects have two elements in common: 1. Japanese earthenware pottery and 2. saw palmetto leaves. Other elements were used to construct the unique shapes of each project.

The dark tan, bisque vase features three red flowers, and fine ferns, supported by eucalyptus stems. The vase opening is narrow, so this required vertical construction.

Curly ting cushions a pair of seed pods in the orange glazed vase. Raffia provides the finishing touch.

Fabricated elements compliment the eucalyptus cluster collected in the decorated vase.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes film director, producer, and screenwriter, W. D. Richter. “Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships?”

About swabby429

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

  1. Really nice. Asymmetrical, yet balanced.

  2. I like the orange one best!

  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    Simply delightful. The first one is my fav.

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