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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, April 4, 2016

In A Vase On Monday: A little something I pulled out of my hat.

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Click here to see her Monday vase and links to those of other participating bloggers.

I've had this glass top hat for a while.  It acted as a receptacle for an amaryllis in the greenhouse but that's done blooming so it came inside to be washed and be put in the attic.

The gnarly branches from my Monday vase a couple of weeks ago had been found on a walk this winter and sat outside for many weeks waiting to be put to use.



On Easter, they surprised me with a little magic.  

This weekend, the buds began opening.



So there they were in the butlers pantry, the magic hat and the magic branches just begging to be put together.

There seemed to be a tenant in the newly-washed hat and he was not entirely happy to be evicted but was appeased with a book he found rather interesting. Since he's accustomed to being pulled out of a hat periodically, he won't mind a little time on the outside.


 Not much of an arrangement really but it was fast and fun. 

Happy new week!

14 comments:

  1. Happy New Week to you too! Such a fun post! Thanks for the morning chuckle.

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  2. Too much fun! You will have to use the top hat for a New Year's bouquet.

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  3. I love this rabbit, Peter! What a treat to see blooming branches.

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  4. Fast and fun...nothing wrong with that!

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  5. Oh Peter, you nevr fail to delight - and Peter Rabbit makes a superb prop alongside you top hat. I am learning that you can always be relied on to include great props with your Monday vases - thanks so much for sharing them with us

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  6. I remain utterly fascinated and amazed at the resilience of that branch! Peter Rabbit was a nice touch too!

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  7. Thanks for the Magical Mystery tour...presto chango.

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  8. I love it! That's the best kind of arrangement. If you're doing it for fun and it isn't fun ... why do it? Yes, I think your little friend will be very satisfied with that book, and living on the outside for a while.

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  9. Thank you for making me smile!

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  10. So fancy, a glass top hat, I can see why Peter Rabbit wanted to live there. Your magical branches are a delight, they look like my encrusted fruit tree branches too.

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  11. haha, love it!
    Those branches are something, and the fresh blossoms coming up out of old crust branches is very cool.

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