Tall Glass …Floral Friday

Three somewhat unremarkable clear glass vases caught my eye this week. None of them are particularly valuable nor popularly collectable. What they have in common are that they are old and tall. They have narrow tops, so complex, lush arrangements in them are pretty much out of the question. Although the arrangements are simple, they required a lot of fussing around to get them to look somewhat fancy.

The first project is in a vintage Indiana Glass fluted pressed glass container. The bird of paradise solitaire is anchored in brightly colored aquarium gravel.

A mid-century Shonefeld’s Liqueur bottle in the shape of the Eiffel Tower is perfect to use as a chrysanthemum solitaire base.

The third project vase is a clear, irridescent carnival glass piece by an unknown maker (perhaps by Northwood Glass). I utilized vintage silk elements including the large magnolia bloom. Everything is anchored in coral colored beach sand so as to show off the vase’s large diamond pattern.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Belgian essayist, playwright, and poet, Count Maurice Maeterlinck. “The thoughts you think will irradiate you as though you are a transparent vase.”

About swabby429

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

  1. rkrontheroad says:

    So graceful. Bird of Paradise is a favorite of mine. They were so ubiquitous when I lived in Guatemala.

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