Collecting Artful Floral Containers

Friday, July 28, 2017

Collecting Artful Floral Containers-

There is something so sublime about the combination of flowers and exquisite pots or vases.  It is a beautiful marriage of nature and art.  Lately, I've been starting to enlarge my collection of floral pots and vases while I pass on those that no longer suit my style to others.  Because the vase closet is only so large, I've been carefully selecting a few new treasures that will complement different rooms of our home during each season of the year.  You'll soon be seeing them all filled with flowers if you follow along!

Collecting Artful Floral Containers-

Creating a beautiful floral arrangement really does start with choosing the right vase.  The shape, color and texture of the vessel make a huge difference in the overall design.  If you too are planning to develop a collection of containers for floral designs, consider these options for maximum style and versatility.

  • Choose at least one pedestal vase.  These are elegant, modern and show off draping vines beautifully.

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  • Have a series of matching vases or pots on hand for centerpieces that extend down a rectangular table.  

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  • Choose at least one metal container and find a glass vase that will fit inside to hold fresh flowers.

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  • Select a series of mismatched bottles, pots, or vases.  These can be used individually or in a grouping.

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As a final thought, I'd like to share the work of celebrated ceramicist and gardener Frances Palmer.  Many of her beautiful original pots are on my current wish list!  Her stunning vases and breathtaking garden flowers can be seen on Instagram @francespalmer or on her website at  These inventive ceramic pots truly set the standard for modern artisan floral vessels and are gorgeous in every way.  If you're not yet familiar with her work, you can read all about it in the summer issue of Garden Design magazine which features an eloquent article about her pots and plants with lovely photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo.

Garden Design Magazine- Summer 2017 Issue

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