Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Two-Handled Oldies …Floral Friday

It’s about time to feature a grouping of projects based on what originally inspired my interest in floral design, which, in turn, led to featuring Floral Fridays on the blog. Vintage porcelain vases have long fascinated me. Those from the early 20th century … Continue reading

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Cylindrical …Floral Friday

Today’s projects are large, medium, and small variations of cylinders. In addition to the variations in size, they are constructed from different materials. The big, vintage traditional Japanese vase was made by fusing two cylinders together to create an object … Continue reading

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Musical Bowls …Floral Friday

For the last day of the first month, using freshly polished crystal bowls seemed like a good idea. Today we have two clear large bowls and one smaller tinted bowl.  All three give pleasing musical tones when gently hit. No … Continue reading

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Experiments With Gerberas …Floral Friday

Gerbera jamesonii are some of the most popular cultivated flowers for solitaire or complex arrangements. Although they are also called Gerbera Daisies or Transvaal Daisies, they actually belong to the sunflower family. While the Gerbera capitulum appears to be a … Continue reading

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Ultraviolet

I came across my old portable black light in a desk drawer this week. I cleaned the corroded battery contacts then put in some fresh AA batteries. The gadget worked like new. It emitted the desired level of ultraviolet light. … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Range

Every year or so it’s time to slide the electric range away from the wall and out of its cubby hole. There’s usually dust and cobwebs to clear away. I also whisk away dust and debris from the rear and … Continue reading

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Filler …Floral Friday

When using clear glass vases, I sometimes like to add fill material to take the arrangements to a new level, because bare stems don’t always enhance the vases’ designs. Two different fillers are shown in today’s three projects. The folded … Continue reading

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