Contempory 2022 …Floral Friday

For the last Floral Friday of 2022, I decided to end the year on a contemporary, minimalist note. This is a way to mellow out from the December holiday season hustle, bustle, and hype. Keeping solid colors and minimal floral elements still leaves mental space for New Year’s Eve and the first holiday of January. This is in keeping with the philosophy of “less is more”.

An early 2000s art glass vase by an unknown maker contains dried floral elements that add the counterpoint to the smooth glass container.

The yellow “West Elm” floor vase is home to one gladiolus stem and three blades of tropical grass. A metre stick is provided as the size reference.

A miniature saw palmetto tree takes root in a late 20th century art glass vase by another unknown maker. Again, there is textural contrast between the ribbed, saw-blade leaves, and the smooth glass container.


The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes novelist, playwright, and poet, Jules Verne. “A well-used minimum suffices for everything.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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9 Responses to Contempory 2022 …Floral Friday

  1. Reaseaorg says:

    Love the different colours and shapes of these vases 🙂

  2. Wonderful combinations all! I like the saw palmetto because it reminds me of vacations.

  3. Your “Floral Friday” posts are always a wonderful treat. I tried growing a potted palmetto outdoors but, sad to say, it did not survive.

  4. I love all of the vases, they’re so interesting, but I think I like number 3 the best today. Something about seeing a full green plant, especially a palm on a cold winter day. Maggie

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