Tag Archives: Frankoma Pottery

Sunflowers …Floral Friday

I enjoy the rustic colors and appearance of sunflowers in October. So I was tempted to utilize them in this week’s projects. There is an auxiliary theme of cylindrical shaped containers. Here is how the experiments turned out. The tall, … Continue reading

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Variations For March …Floral Friday

Three slightly different moods influence three different arrangements  this week. None of them included flowers. The projects were all about content, form, and state of mind. The vintage Frankoma jet-black urn planter is all about raw, stark survival. Cacti and succulents … Continue reading

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Retro Vibe …Floral Friday

Sometimes I get a strong craving for retro inspired styling. When the urge strikes, I prefer to use authentic containers from the particular time-frame that triggered the thoughts. For today, the late 1960s and earlier 1970s leapt out of my … Continue reading

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Flower Bowls …Floral Friday

The sky was dark with overcast all week so any attempt to use natural lighting for today’s projects was futile. Then,  experimentation with artificial sources came to mind for photographing today’s three projects. A mid 20th century Frankoma black and orange … Continue reading

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Vintage Bowl Planters …Floral Friday

The simple, bowl-shaped ceramic planter has been a mainstay for centerpieces and other floral designs for many decades.  Although they are usually unobtrusive foundations, the right ones greatly affect the outcome of the finished arrangements. The small, orange California Pottery planter has … Continue reading

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New Wave …Floral Friday

When we see the phrase, “new wave”, we may think of the type of punk music of the late 1970s. Fans of international cinema might think of “La Nouvelle Vague”, the new wave film movement of the 1960s. Some people, … Continue reading

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Small Trees …Floral Friday

The practice of bringing small or young trees into our homes predates the current tradition of Christmas trees.  Many cultures have enjoyed indoor trees.  In the modern era, people have bred dwarf varieties and created artificial trees.  We’ve seen such … Continue reading

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