As a designer, I am forever creating fresh flower arrangements for my home and also that of my clients especially during photo shoot time. The perfectly unperfect arrangement for me always starts with the vessel. My style is to create arrangements that look as though one walked out into the backyard and clipped the flowers from the garden and then tossed them in a vase. My style is casual yet to create the look you must have a sculptural vase and lovely flowers. I am also on the hunt for the perfect vessel or vase if you are southern like me and prefer to call it that. I was delighted to discover Frances Palmer’s pottery. Frances is both a gardener and a potter who makes her efforts at creating the perfect arrangements in the perfect vases flawless. I am now obsessed with building a collection of her work. The pieces are so simple yet, offer the perfect backdrop for beautiful flowers, food or whatever you deem worthy or just used by themselves. Here are some of the pieces I hope to collect:
I am in love with this beautiful bowl and can just picture it on the counter in the kitchen with peaches, apples or artichokes.
The No. 3 flower vase is so feminine and frilly, perfect for soft,
feminine flower arrangements.
Frances also makes beautiful cake platters which enhance
the presentation of desserts for birthdays, anniversaries
or anytime it is necessary to create special moments.
hundreds of uses for this bowl. It looks like a little crown to me.
Cambridge cups are the perfect size for tiny buds or one large bloom.
The summer vase is perfect for all those beautiful summer flowers,
but it is the perfect container any time of the year.
For now, I would simply be happy starting my collection
with this little guy! I have already put Santa on alert!
I adore the white pieces but The Footed Vigee’ in blue and pink
is my very favorite piece of all!
These beautiful, sculptural works of art are functional, which makes them the perfect addition to open shelving, where space is limited, and items must be useful as well.
Don’t even get me started on her dinnerware! Can you imagine a table set with these beautiful plates? Dreamy!