Photos courtesy Rosie Sauser of Cultivated Gardens for Middle Kingdom
Now that we are into March, I think it is safe to start thinking about gardening and flowers in general. On that note, I have been biding my time, waiting for the right moment to share one of my gift show discoveries. Taking their cue from classical Greek and Roman urns, Cultivated Gardens for Middle Kingdom's bisque-finish porcelain Oggee Vaso footed bowls possess extraordinary beauty. The appeal lies in their utter simplicity-- a pared-down form with the cleanest of lines, in a matte gesso finish. They may appear delicate, with their thin silhouette and whisper thin edge, but their durability comes from being fired in a kiln at high temperatures. You can find them at leading home and flower shops around the country, as well as from Washington, D.C.-based Cultivated Gardens directly.
In matte grey, white hydrangea provide a robust filler for the bowls. I would love to see a loose arrangement done with drapey material too.
Available in two sizes in pale hues of retro green, grey, and biscuit, the footed bowls are perfect for fruit, centerpiece arrangements, or as a vessel to throw mail in by the front door.