Tag Archives: California Pottery

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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Fire Orange …Floral Friday

I realize that springtime means soft pastels and tender blossoms. Today, I’m not in the mood for such passive flowers. We’ve had an extended winter and I’m craving brilliant color and robustness. It’s one of those outside the box sort … Continue reading

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