Simple beauty

VIT ceramics, bowl vase, taupe, Danish blue, cyclamen, handmade pottery, Kri Kri Studio, Seattle
VIT ceramics bowl vase, danish blue with cyclamen

It is really easy to make a classy statement with the VIT bowl vase. Short in stature and full in body, it happily hosts a proper bouquet. It is also the perfect size for a 4″, potted plant. (5″ tall x 7.5″ wide)
Potted cyclamens can be found in almost every supermarket this time of year. I chose the white one because it was so pure and pristine. I plopped the pot straight into the Danish blue vase for an instant and elegant result. An equally pleasing combination had white flowers in a taupe vase with graceful, snow bright buds hovering above deep green foliage. Very uplifting!

A pink cyclamen at the store had pale blossoms, hinting of cerise, and was ever so tempting. Those dainty petals beckoned me like sirens’ whispers. But, in the end it was two plants with white flowers that came home with me. I kept one for myself. The second found a nesting place in a jade green VIT bowl vase and went on as a hostess gift. The plants may be re-planted in the garden when spring arrives. The recipient will however, will have her own bowl vase to play with, to plop pots of plants into or to fill with proper bouquets.

Bubble lamp

lamp, lighting, hand made base, ceramic base, small lamp, made in USA VIT ceramics, Kri Kri Studio
Danish blue blue bubble lamp

Getting a finished lamp this week from a form that I built over a month a go has been so much fun! It takes some patience, but happily, the processes has been speedier than it might have been due to the warm summer weather we are having here in Seattle. Finally I am able to fuss with the different lamp parts I have been assembling, choosing the nickle plated, chrome colored ones to go with the Danish blue base, and happy with how the antique brass parts go with the yellow/red and gray/red bases. The white lamp shade that I bought ages ago in anticipation of this moment clips on to the bulb and is quite an appropriate for this chubby little lamp. I visualize it on a nightstand or small table. It is perfect for small dwellings that crave precious, not pretentious furnishings. Not machine perfect, high quality artisan craftsmanship, handmade with care. See more variations of this lamp at http://vitceramics.com/lampsvitceramics-com.shtml