In the basement was this object reminiscent of a loving cup. Add to that the crown of laurels pattern and it seemed an appropriate vessel for a celebratory arrangement.
I wanted to do something special for this occasion but couldn't find anything particularly marvelous in my garden so I
Added to the roses are dried Lunaria annua seed pods to add some shine and a few Cotoneaster branches with berries that are kind of lost behind everything else.
Joining the arrangement is a little maple leaf bowl with attached chickadee looking at three fruits of Physalis alkekengi (actually the papery covering of same.)
Here's to many more years of In A Vase on Monday!