Vintage Vases …Floral Friday

I decided to randomly choose a storage tote from the basement and select a few vintage collectables to use for today’s projects. All three are at least eight decades old. They presented an opportunity to create some vintage floral stylings to coordinate with the times they were first sold.

I began with my favorite vase of the batch. A Roseville two-handled magnolia vase that was manufactured in 1943. I assembled a towering flower grouping similar to the style popular during the 1940s and 1950s.

A late 1940s McCoy art deco style planter bowl holds a small container garden of succulents. This one displays Chinese influence.

The large Abingdon two-handled vase dates from the mid-1940s. The container is designed to hold large-bloom, flower arrangements. Working with big flowers is a luxurious experience.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes author, columnist, orator, and journalist, Christopher Hitchens. “To ‘choose’ dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.”

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 Vintage Vases …Floral Friday

  1. There’s a sense of calm and balance in the Chinese-inspired display. All three displays are real good, but that one is my fave. See ya!

  2. I agree with Yeah, I felt calm as soon as I saw number 2. Maggie

  3. swabby429 says:

    This is one reason I enjoy working with planter dishes.

  4. rkrontheroad says:

    You have matched the flower choices to the vases exquisitely.

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