I just adore porcelain and enamel flowers and I have appreciated having them in my home more than ever during this time when flowers have not been as available! I collect several different types and thought it might be fun to share some of them with you here!
In the photo above are enamel flowers by Jane Hutcheson. My mother and I both keep our eyes out for these pretty pieces and find them from time to time at estate sales. There are always some beauties on line and I’ve linked them below. They come in such a beautiful variety of containers from Imari to Herend to wire baskets. They were made in the 1970s and 80s and it is really important that you watch the condition when making a purchase.
There are so many talented artists making decorative porcelain flowers. The finest work is certainly by Vladimir Kanevsky but there are great talents out there offering more affordable options as well!
Vladimir Kanevsky is an incredibly talented artist living and working outside of New York City today. I first saw his intricate flowers at the Dior Maison boutique in Paris and fell in love with his lily of the valley. He does trunk shows on Moda Operandi from time to time and I can’t wait for the next one. They are so delicate and dramatic at the same time! I would love to have one but I think I’ll wait until my children leave for college before making the investment and having one in my home.
I have been adding to my collection with some of the options below though! The pain won’t be quite as sharp if a flying basketball or running dog were to cause some damage! I’ve used my collection of porcelain tulips on a tablescape for a ladies luncheon when the flowers I expected didn’t turn out like I hoped and I also keep them out on my dining room sideboard often.