Monday, 28 March 2016

In A Vase On Monday ~ Here Comes The Sun


Today's 'In A Vase On Monday' almost took off into the stratosphere whilst still in the construction stage. Although we've  fortunately been spared the excesses of storm 'Katie' it was a rather damp and blustery start to the day. 


A quick trip to check on whether there had been any new germinations in the greenhouse since yesterday was followed by a garden reccie. This revealed that some daffodils were looking rather sad and bedraggled so I made the decision to snip.


Looking most sorry for herself was the ethereal 'Thalia', which I think is my all time favourite despite her floppy tendencies. Other vase occupants that I can put a name to are 'WP Milner', 'Elka', 'Topolino' and 'Téte-à-Téte'. 'Sailboat' and 'Minnow' refused to join the party as they are only just unfurling.


I'm fairly sure that the vase has not appeared before. It usually sits in the study where it's home to my too long neglected paint brushes. It was a birthday present from a friend many moons ago. The sun motif is repeated so you see it whichever way you look at the vase. A companion holds pens and pencils and will no doubt feature as a flower vase in the not too distant future. 


A special thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' who is the inspiration behind 'In A Vase On Monday'. It finally looks as if it is brightening up out there so I'm off out to potter. I'm looking forward to catching up with spring concoctions in vases both large and small when the sun goes down.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely daffodils Anna and nice container. Glad it remained earthbound.

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  2. Your arrangement show cases some lovely blooms, and there is such a variety too.

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  3. A perfect vase for all these daffs...such a delight to see all the varieties. I should see them too in great numbers in another week or 2.

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  4. It's a beautiful collection of daffodils, Anna! I hope your blustery breezes come to an end soon.

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  5. It's a beautiful collection of daffodils, Anna! I hope your blustery breezes come to an end soon.

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  6. What a lovely collection in a most attractive vase that I agree we have not seen before. Seeing your Thalia makes me even more excited about the ones I planted - everyone who grows it says how much they love it... Thanks for sharing and hope your garden and allotment are not feeling too sorry for themselves after the current onslaught ;)

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  7. You have some of my favourites in your arrangement Anna and a lovely vase. It is always heartbreaking to have all the daffs blown about by a storm just when they are looking their best. I have a birch blown over too which is very sad.

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  8. I love your daffodils Anna - so very spring like. My Thalia are just starting to flower and are also one of my favourites. We woke to some very strong winds and heavy rain so I hope they will not all be flat on the ground tomorrow!

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  9. Thalia is on my next year list, simply lovely! Great vase, Anna, so fresh and elegant!

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  10. A vase of flowers is always a cheerful sight. We have many similar varieties.

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  11. Oh what a cheerful sight, Anna, and so welcome on this cloudy day. Don't they just lift the spirits big time? I'm looking out on my lot these days and I'm glad there's no storm or wind to spoil it. Hope you had a nice Easter, have a great week :)

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  12. I am always pleased to see daffodils in a vase. The vase itself is lovely; it looks Chinese.

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  13. I don't think you can beat daffodils for a vase of happiness. They're such cheery flowers and lovely at Easter too.

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  14. Lovely to see a big bunch of different daffodils in a vase Anna. And I like that vase too! Hope your weather has calmed down now!

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