Category Archives: Vintage Collectables

A Splash Of Orange …Floral Friday

My friend Jorge is a thoughtful, spur-of-the-moment kind of guy. This week, he brought a batch of orange miniature roses as a surprise, for no special reason at all. He knows I’m somewhat partial to the color orange and I … Continue reading

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Collectable Planters …Floral Friday

Some mainstays of floral work are ceramic planters and pots. The shape, color, and age of the container help set the mood for each particular arrangement. Today, I have three different types of planter containers that influenced the projects. Small … Continue reading

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Americana

“There’s quite a crowd here today enjoying the pure Americana of the game.” I heard beloved, long time broadcast play-by-play announcer, Duane Kuiper say that during a lull in the second inning while announcing the Giants game the other day. … Continue reading

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Drive Your Studebaker Day

My events reminder says that today happens to be International Drive Your Studebaker Day. Normally, I ignore reminders like this because they’re irrelevant to most people. In fact, I was about to ignore the commemoration because I don’t have, nor … Continue reading

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Big Blooms …Floral Friday

Small, dainty flowers are cheerful and pleasant to see and work with. Medium size examples are the florist’s bread and butter. On the other hand, there are times when nothing will do except big, bold blooms. The jumbo size is … Continue reading

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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

I have been asked, “Why Ikebana?” There are many reasons it fascinates me. First and foremost is that it integrates with my spiritual practice. Just as each mindful moment of each day presents a lesson, so does each act of … Continue reading

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Variety Pack …Floral Friday

Today I chose a varied selection of containers to ensure three different approaches to arranging. That means there is no over-arching theme to today’s Floral Friday. The first container has a modernistic shape and features 14 small openings around the … Continue reading

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