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All your vase are belong to us…

The 14th of February– under a week away– is to the poor members of the family Rosaceae (in particular the Rosoideae, the subfamily to which the flowers we know as roses, genus Rosa, belong) as Thanksgiving is to turkeys…  Many a lover scurries to have the blooms beheaded and delivered in dozens to his inamorata.

But how seldom is the full effect taken into account!  How rarely does the swain spare a thought for the display of the bouquet!

Thus, as a service to the masculine portion of his readership (and indirectly then, to the feminine contingent as well), your correspondent directs the reader’s attention to the fine work of Pierre Blanc; more specifically, to his offer of a selection of “Heavy Metal Vases.”

What girl friend could fail to gush, what wife wouldn’t be wowed at the receipt of her beloved’s floral tokens in a kick-ass vase like this:

(Readers will note that, while they are not inexpensive, all designs are also suitable as containers for final remains.)

For the complete selection, click here.

As we do our best to avoid the thorns, we might wish a breathy Happy Birthday to the romantic chanteuse Roberta Flack; she was born in Black Mountain, N.C. on this date in 1937…  Among her many hits:  “Killing Me Softly With His Song” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

Roberta Flack

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February 10, 2009 at 1:01 am

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