Down in a corner of the convention center, beneath the escalators and between the rooms in which the free seminars take place and the rooms where the rest takes place, is situated the Ikebana display. I know very little about this art form but enjoy seeing them each year.
"The Japanese art form of Ikebana is the arrangement of living flowers that dates back to the 6th century. This long preserved floral display shows off much more than blooms and finds the simplistic beauty of plants themselves. The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has been a great platform for the various schools around the Pacific Northwest for students to show off their work." (From the NWFGS website)
Here are most of this year's offerings:
These are an inspiration to try some new and different things in my own Monday vases. Do you have a favorite?
Oh honey, it's just fabulous that your hat and bag match but let's rethink the shoes with this ensemble, mkay? Seriously though, when do the horses start racing?