Still More Brass …Floral Friday

A recurring vase material for Floral Friday is Indian brass. Many people have an affinity for brass due to its rich appearance and versatile ruggedness. It is manufactured in many shapes–much of it by hand. I enjoy Indian brass because it lends a touch of elegance to my projects.

This etched, stained, and varnished vase calls for a formal arrangement. Simple, understated layering accentuates the elegant markings on the container. A souvenier from San Francisco completes the composition.

Minimalism is hinted at with this basic vase and a few iris blooms. A “Bear Foots” mini plush guards the flowers.

Inlaid designs on a mid-century brass vase bring out sophisticated style and interest. The spray of golden-hued elements brings warmth. A 1985 vintage Amish wine adds character.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Ancient Roman architect and engineer, Vitruvius. “Quicksilver is used for many purposes; without it, neither silver nor brass can be properly gilt.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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