Early Mid-Century …Floral Friday

I was in the mood for some conventionally styled arrangements this week. Three vintage containers seemed to fit the bill, so I used three from the early 1950s to influence the stylings.

A basic black classic vase by Namadji of Minnesota contrasts with a posy of white blooms.

The miniature rooster planter was made either by USA Pottery or McCoy Pottery sometime around 1949 to 1952. Small pastel fill flowers share the limelight.

I had forgotten about this McCoy classic vase until I recovered it from the basement. A cascade of blue blooms makes it copacetic.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes 20th century author and restaurateur, Sirio Maccioni. “It didn’t get any more glamorous than Havana, Cuba, in the 1950s. I used to go there when I was a waiter on a cruise ship.”

About swabby429

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

  1. Beautiful flowers, lovely vases (I particularly like the McCoy) and a new word. Thanks!

  2. I love that you said conventional and then used an awesome rooster vase 😊 Maggie

  3. Your floral arrangements are always delightful 🙂 My top favorite is the cascade of blue blooms.

  4. You are really good at these floral arrangements. Have you ever done them professionally?

    • swabby429 says:

      I helped out at a friend’s flower shop for a summer. I found out that nearly all the work was assembled according to strict formulas required by the franchisers ie. FTD and Teleflora. Independents struggle with the huge expenses of inventory, and business overhead. I like it as a hobby. This way I’m free to work with artificials. Also, I’m not a licensed florist.

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