Tag Archives: California Pottery

Planter Projects …Floral Friday

For the first June projects, I decided to go with planters. The arrangement approaches are somewhat conventional. In addition, one of the containers is actually a repurposed electronics artifact. The unifying idea for all three was the desire to create … Continue reading

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Mid Century Inspired

To go along with the two posts this week that used nostalgia as a theme, I decided to try for a hat trick. This third post is a complete surrender to the golden oldie impulse. Three mid-20th-century containers were in … Continue reading

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Spring Planters …Floral Friday

Today is the first full day after the March equinox in the Western Hemisphere. To accent that fact, I assembled four simple arrangements in medium small planter vases. The first is actually an onyx water tumbler carved in Pakistan. I’ve … Continue reading

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Found In My Totes …Floral Friday

I’m in an ongoing process of culling my pottery collection. This week, I found some unusual pieces to work with and share with you. Two of them will go away and two of them will stay. This whimsical footed metal … Continue reading

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Ikebana Inspired …Floral Friday

Andy and I had just finished a short formal meditation Monday afternoon when he noticed a peculiarly shaped planter vase sitting on my desk. My friend picked it up and contemplated it for about a minute. “Hmm, California Pottery. It … Continue reading

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Mellow Yellows …Floral Friday

Commercial artist Harvey Ball is recognized as the designer of the ubiquitous “Smiley”. He said it was simple–“I made a circle with a smile for a mouth on yellow paper, because it was sunshiny and bright.” I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Succulent Pairings …Floral Friday

It’s sometimes fun to pair items to create impromptu, mini still-life compositions. That’s what I have in mind for today’s floral offerings. I assembled succulent plant arrangements and display them with complimentary or contrasting things. The California Pottery fire-orange planter … Continue reading

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