Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

Solo …Floral Friday

It’s been a busy, hectic week, so I have been craving simplicity. This urge has carried over into the week’s project ideas. I want something sweet and simple yet still sophisticated. I also wanted the visually interesting floral elements to … Continue reading

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Some Nice Vases …Floral Friday

Seasoned thrifters know that just because you buy things at thrift stores, you don’t have to settle for shoddy, or run-of-the-mill merchandise. Part of the fun is finding quality stuff at lower than bargain basement prices. Plus, you get environmental … Continue reading

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Tall Not Wide …Floral Friday

The shapes of objects are worth contemplating alone for their own merits. We take shapes then manifest them in materials and enhance them with color.Today’s projects are more about size and shape and less about color. The reason I posed … Continue reading

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Avant Garde Antiques …Floral Friday

The glassware for today’s projects is quite old, but I didn’t want to recreate period-correct arrangements for them. So, why not be contrarian? Why not use the old glass as the foundation for contemporary floral design? The first piece is … Continue reading

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Footed Pottery …Floral Friday

Pottery with a foot seems like an absurd concept. The idiomatic name for the bases of some containers usually brings a smile to my face when I think of it out of actual context. This week’s three projects feature containers … Continue reading

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Orange Glass …Floral Friday

There have been many stretches of overcast, rainy days this month, making for a drab Spring in Northeast Nebraska. I’ve been pining for some brilliance and color. It was time to bring out some orange colored art glass. The Viking … Continue reading

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Solitaire Improvs …Floral Friday

The medium-small containers sat at the ready this week on the counter-top. A small section of the kitchen counter is where I place candidates for each week’s Floral Friday. This week’s selections represent another departure from the recent, usual projects. … Continue reading

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