Do you know about head vases? The name even seems strange, doesn’t it? I remember when I was a little girl my mom got a flower arrangement in a head vase. Years ago these were introduced by florists and were very trendy containers for floral arrangements. Now the problem was this: The size of the small vase made it impossible for florists to use a lot of flowers, and they could not charge a lot of money for these arrangements. Mom does not know what happened to her vase, but I recall the hat and the dress were black.
Today these are collectibles, especially if you find one with the pearl earrings and necklace still intact. My friend Clay Chaffin gave me my head vase, dressed in powder blue. I love to put pale pink roses in it for a perfect petite arrangement.
You are extremely lucky if you find a Lucille Ball or Jackie Kennedy head vase. You can still find great vases today at antique malls and shows. They would make a fabulous bridesmaid’s luncheon setting to have one at each place.
Tell me: Do any of you collect these? What are your thoughts?