Mid Century Luxury …Floral Friday

Mid 20th century style has so far, remained chic for over a decade into the 21st century. It has largely kept its status due to clean, simple styling, and unfussy details. With that in mind, I decided to display a few luxurious mid-century vases that have timeless appeal. I’ve kept the floral elements as true to mid 20th century avant garde trends as I’m able.

The light mint green Italian Empoli style stemmed vase is representative of the 1960s. Although the vase is elegant enough without any adornment, I believe that vases are meant to be used. In this case, I used flowers of a contrasting color. Dried elements add more substance to the composition.

The elegant style of this USA Pottery swan planter-vase is underlined with a coating of 16 Carat gold cold glaze. The shimmering indulgence is softened with the use of pastel floral elements.

The rare, yellow Jane Seymour handkerchief vase is one of my favorites because it was a birthday gift that my friend Jonathan gave me a few years ago. This week, it contains a large posy of mostly blue flowers.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Paul McCartney . “If children are studying the 20th century, I’m in their textbooks.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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4 Responses to Mid Century Luxury …Floral Friday

  1. You have such a large, eclectic collection of vases and each week you’re able to find three completely different ones. Your basement must be full!

    • swabby429 says:

      It’s a “well-stocked” basement but not hoarder class. 🙂 Thank goodness for thrift stores for supply and a place to re-donate many.

  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Blue and orange go so well together in this arrangement. Lovely, all.

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