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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2012, 02:04:47 PM »
Ok, I've been very, very brave! I'm not the world's best flower arranger - (they won't stay where I put them) -
but I have struggled. The flowers are up to 2' 9" tall, very unwieldy and delicate and decidedly top heavy!

The vase is a lovely enormous Romblast piece, although I normally keep these in a large German fat lava floor vase - I can put stones in the bottom to weigh it down. The vase sits in a corner, to provide security.
But I've got them all out and balanced them in a glass vase for you. Now I'm scared to undo them all and put them back!
(Excuse the lurid kitchen paint, Anik. You'll be pleased to hear it's only on two walls though - the other walls are deep blood red.  >:D )
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 02:29:55 PM »
Thank you for taking the time to arrange and photograph your Beranek flowers, Sue!  I especially like the large open pink one, and the closed orange one with the blue top.  They're perfectly happy, aren't they?

Within the next week (or two), I'll be getting three more birdy-things for my dream flock. I still think these fun, modern Beranek items are great, if only for the really good feelings they stir. :)

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 02:56:55 PM »
They stir feelings, Anik - and that's what good art does. I'm completely with you on these fabby things.

The big closed orange one (it reminds me of a poppy head) actually has a haematite like metallic finish, the big pink flower has an orangey-yellow spiral on it.... and my favourite is the blue thistle shaped flower with the yellow spiral on it.

Here are Dan Klein's flowers, from the Edinburgh museum.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 04:07:23 PM »
I love the birds and the flowers - superb art.  Anik the long green bird is particularly gorgeous.
~Sue you've given me a brilliant idea - I have some china tulips and giant china leaves - brightly coloured tall things, from Amsterdam and bought by OH years ago for me.  I've never known how to display them, they wobble around in a vases - but a giant Scheurich brightly coloured floor vase will be perfect  :)  I shall have a hunt round tonight for the perfect pot - OH will be pleased.  They've been hiding in the spare room for years.
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2012, 04:17:39 PM »
Pebbles in the bottom, topped off with a good clump of bubble-wrap to protect their bases and help you "arrange" them.  :thup:
I have to confess, I really do like my flowers in this Romblast vase. I especially like that it makes such a fabulous display of great contemporary glass art, and that I got it all from TKMaxx for under £50......

But I can't think of anywhere safe to put it. :cry:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2012, 01:22:43 AM »
Anik,  we must know, please....did you get the Giraffe? he looked such fun......I do hope you did.  :X:
Rosie.

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2012, 05:30:54 PM »
Three more Beranek birds. I'm happy.
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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2012, 05:36:34 PM »
WOW Fabulous . :mrgreen:


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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2012, 11:26:55 PM »
Very nice birds, Anik.  I'd be happy have them in my aviary.

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Re: Not to everyone's liking, but I love my Beranek birds!
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2012, 11:53:12 PM »
I'm so pleased you got them Anik.... you can't help but smile looking at those!

My camera battery was flat but it will be charged in the morning then I'll show a few of my new pieces.

Are you going to go for any other Baranek pieces?
Rosie.

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