VINTAGE METAL VASE WITH HUGE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT IN SHADES OF LAVENDERS CALLED VICTORIAN GARDEN
I found this gorgeous floral arrangement with an Art Deco-look metal vase in a antique shop in a town in Georgia a few years ago.
The colors of the arrangement were fabulous and were arranged in a verdis metal open sided vase. When I saw this, I knew I had to have it as the colors and variety of flowers reminded me of a Victorian Garden in the spring.
I do not know the names of the flowers so I cannot tell you what they are but I am sure a lot of people know their flowers well and recognize them. They are fabric and I do not know if they are silk or poly but whatever they are, they are gorgeous.
The arrangement is huge and when I was taking photos, I measured the width and it was 3 feet wide or approximately 36". The height is approximately 39" depending on how the flowers are arranged in the vase.. The Art Deco look metal vase measures 16"high and 9" where it bows out below the top, nearly 8" across the top and the base is ^" across at the widest point. The vase is lovely with the open sides and decorations on two sides of the vase of what looks like tiny grapes and little leaf fans. The vase is larger than it appears in the photos.
When I took it home from the antique store, I had to take the flowers out of the vase since they are single stems and not connected to the bottom of the vase in any way. I did not want the vase to tip over in the car and spoil the arrangement. When I got home, I picked up the flowers by the stems all at once and placed them back in the vase. I then proceeded to arrange the flowers until it looked it did in the store. It was not a difficult thing to do and you might even like to arrange them differently as they are single stems and not connected to anything so it is easy to do.
In order to mail this, I have taken the flowers out of the vase, laid them down on a table and tied a ribbon around them to secure them in the same position as much as possible. This way they will be easier to transport along with the metal vase. If I had not done that way, the box would have been extremely high with very high postage so this way the flowers will be wrapped in plastic and secured with a ribbon along with the vase in a box for transport.
The colors and variety of the arrangement is amazing as well as beautiful. Perfect for a arrangement in the entryway, on a sideboard or in the living room.
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