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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Monday, October 26, 2015

In A Vase On Monday Halloween Edition

There may be a little cheating involved here and I'm not sure whether this is a trick or a treat but here's my tasteless offering for Cathy's  very tasteful In A Vase on Monday meme.  Click here to see her arrangement and links to those of other participating bloggers from around the world.

It  started this summer during the annual giant timber bamboo grove control project.  Some of the culms came out of the ground with cool roots and reminded me of the carvings that some people do with these.  The vase was a fifty cent thrift store find.  The rest was stuff that I found around the house.

One sometimes that, even if she cannot seem to do anything with her hair, a nice pair of earrings really pulls a look together.  Throw in a jaunty scarf and subtle little frock and voila.  

It would be unkind to mention her lighter colored roots; she was going for a frosted highlights sort of thing to cover the gray.  This is what can happen if one tries this sort of difficult hair technique at home.  The spinning gourd was a gift from Danger upon the occasion of her recent visit to my dreadfully declining garden.  The Physalis alkekengi seed pods are from my garden. 


18 comments:

  1. So much fun and very clever! I still have my miniature Groot that I made from castor bean roots this spring.

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  2. So wait, that means you just happened to have googly eyes "around the house"...

    Funny that you mention my visit, because that's what I posted about today!
    http://www.thedangergarden.com/2015/10/a-return-to-outlaws-garden.html

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    1. Doesn't everyone have googly eyes around the house? In our basement there's the glass studio and a craft room; both are full of the strangest materials.

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  3. I get a "Chiquita Banana" feel... this is both a trick and a treat all in one.

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  4. She is rather frightening and a great way to acknowledge the holiday, which I keep forgetting is coming nearer and nearer without proper recognition from me. It's hard to think Halloween when the temperatures are near 90F. Like Loree, I'm also amazed by what you happen to have available "around the house."

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  5. Hahahahaha aaaarghhhhh!!!! Brilliant!

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  6. Love it! Perfect for this spooky week.

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  7. Given those earrings, I think she thinks she looks quite smashing!

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  8. Hey, now I know what I can do with my timber bamboo roots! I may have some googly eyes around here somewhere, but the dangling earrings are special. She reminds me of a character on the Muppets, Peter.

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    1. I buy bags of strange junk jewelry at thrift shops and yard sales to use in mosaic pieces and these earrings seemed to work for our gal.

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    2. I buy bags of strange junk jewelry at thrift shops and yard sales to use in mosaic pieces and these earrings seemed to work for our gal.

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  9. This has to get the prize for the most original vase. And the weirdest.

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  10. The amazing thing about this to me is that you kept an uprooted culm for a few months, "just in case". Good thing you did though. :)

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    1. The roots spoke to me. You'd be surprised by the strange things I keep in the basement and attic.

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    2. The roots spoke to me. You'd be surprised by the strange things I keep in the basement and attic.

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  11. Leave it to you to bring a new and hilarious perspective to "In a Vase".

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