Once again I fell down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest and this time I found myself drawn to head vases or lady head vases. They are sometimes whimsical, elegant, wistful, or beautiful. Funnily enough I had just landed on the idea of head vases being this week’s blog when my coworker sent me a text with a picture of some cute little planters (see below). Small world, I guess. Or great minds…I dunno. But it’s been fun gathering this little collection for you to peruse.
Head vases were really popular in the fifties until the seventies when they fell out of style and now we are seeing a resurgence of their popularity. Some are collecting the vintage vases and others are creating more modern pieces, especially for planting in.
What started me down the rabbit hole were these fabulous vases by Bjørn Wiinblad. Bjørn is a Danish artist with a very vibrant whimsical style. As you all know, I’m a sucker for just about anything Danish…especially if it is porcelain. He died in 2006 but his “house” still produces new pieces. I may need to do a blog about him. In the mean time, may I introduce you to Eva and Juliane:
Here are some more ceramic pieces. This first one is an adorable “frog” style vase. I think it would be a b**ch to clean but faux flowers would be cute in it too. These other two ladies have quite the ‘tudes going and I think would be a fun gift for someone.
This next lot are some beautiful cement (or look-a-likes) vessels. I’m sure they can be used inside or out. The first is my favorite. She just look so serene and happy to be among the greenery. She is so on trend with her succulent “hair”. The Easter Island looking fellow makes quite the statement and even a little morose. But I love his headdress of bear grass (I’m actually not sure what plant that is as it’s hard to see). The gods and goddess in the next picture would look lovely nestled in between the foliage of a garden or pond area. Or maybe atop a stone pillar to give it some status. It doesn’t really matter where…they are fabulous! The last of the cement-themed vases/planters are these two little nymphs or sprites? I love their angular faces and again that serene look they have.
Then there are these cute little guys/gals. Full bodied and looking very zen. They would add a nice little conversation piece to your office or home perched perfectly upon a shelf. PS – this is the photo I was sent by my coworker – he knows me so well.
I think I’m going to have to find a head vase for my collection…now to decide which style. Maybe one of each? LOL
If you have a head vase, please send me a picture. I’d love to see it.
May your day be filled with beautiful flowers.