Fancy …Floral Friday

Earlier this week on flower project day, I dressed up for a funeral wake to honor an acquaintance. The funeral home is near the downtown district of town, so afterwards, I swung by the supermarket to purchase a few grocery items. (Longtime readers of bluejayblog know that once in awhile on a lark, I enjoy grocery shopping dressed in a suit.) With the shopping finished and the purchases put into cupboards, I decided to assemble this week’s floral projects while still donning the suit.

Conceptualizing and piecing together the projects while dressed up felt mentally refreshing and quirky. However, I did need to work more carefully, slowly, and mindfully because I didn’t want to make an unplanned visit to the drycleaner’s shop. After the projects were completed, I knew that I’d like to do it again sometime in the future.

I purchased the fancy Hull vase five or six years ago at Goodwill for next to nothing because it is damaged goods. The previous owner apparently broke the vase and made a poor repair. It rebroke when a store employee placed the vase on display. The store manager said to discard it because sharp edges would be dangerous to customers. I was nearby and overheard the conversation. I said I was willing to buy the vase to again repair it. I did put it back together as well as possible and it has been used several times since then. This week, I chose pastel blooms to create subtle elegance.

The small, hobnail pattern Fenton milk-glass bud vase has an opening so small that it barely allows for the use of one stem. The peachy rose seems like a fancy choice for this very basic arrangement.

Highly polished stainless steel makes a glistening statement. To create an ironically fancy arrangement, I added a random assortment of colorful floral elements. The project reflects how it feels to overdress for the occasion.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes singer/songwriter, Jason Mraz. “You make all the fashion statements just by dressing up your mind.”

About swabby429

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

  1. I think I like the first best although they all grabbed me this week. And the first vase has been through a lot 😊

  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Always so elegant and beautiful.

  3. rkrontheroad says:

    Love the single rose with the small timepiece. Picturing you putting these together, dressed the part.

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